Stone Gossard - Bayleaf

A satisfying effort from Stone. A collection of casual songs outside the formula of Pearl Jam. - wino

Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20, 1966 in Seattle, Washington) is the rhythm guitarist and, along with Jeff Ament and Mike McCready, a founding member of the American rock band Pearl Jam.

Gossard was asked to join Green River. Green River is considered to be one of the first grunge bands.

Gossard established Mother Love Bone in 1988 along with former Green River members Jeff Ament and Bruce Fairweather, former Malfunkshun frontman Andrew Wood, and former Ten Minute Warning and Skin Yard drummer Greg Gilmore

Gossard reacquainted himself with a childhood friend named Mike McCready after watching McCready jam with a local band and being impressed with his work. Gossard had known McCready from back before high school when the two would trade rock band pictures with each other. The pair started playing together shortly after Andrew Wood's death, eventually including Ament in their lineup. The trio were attempting to form their own band when they were invited to be part of the Temple of the Dog project founded by Soundgarden's Chris Cornell as a musical tribute to Andrew Wood. Cornell had been Andrew Wood's roommate. The band's lineup was completed by the addition of Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron.


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