After LP announced a track list earlier this week, Vedder confirmed many well-known contributors to Earthling.
Wonder, John (recognized in the song “Picture”) and Starr et al FramesGlen Hansard, Red hot pepper drummer Chad Smith and former Chilean guitarist (and currently a member of Pearl Jam Tourism) There is also Josh Klinghoffer on the record.
Vedder released the track “Brother The Cloud” from Earthling today (January 14th), which you can hear above.
Vedder will promote Earthling during a trip to the United States later this year, where he is supported by a group called The Earthlings.
The band includes Hansard on guitar and backing vocals, Smith on drums and Klinghoffer on guitar. Jane’s addiction bassist Chris Chaney and producer Andrew Wyatt.
Vedder previously performed with Smith and Klinghoffer at an impromptu festival in California. back in September. The songs were covered by the band REM and Prince during execution.
Last month, Vedder attended Elton John’s star-filled Zoom Bell with all partners on the latter “Blocking sessions” album.