33 Facts About Stone Gossard


Stone Carpenter Gossard was born on July 20,1966 and is an American musician who serves as a guitarist and songwriter for the rock band Pearl Jam.


Stone Gossard was a member of the bands Temple of the Dog and Brad.


Stone Gossard released his first solo album Bayleaf in 2001; his second, Moonlander, followed in 2013.


Stone Gossard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam in 2017.


Stone Gossard's father was a lawyer and his mother worked in the Seattle city government.


Stone Gossard has two sisters, Star Leslie Dirette and Shelly Joan Gossard.


Stone Gossard formed a close friendship with fellow guitarist Steve Turner, who had attended the Northwest School, and joined Turner in his band The Ducky Boys.


Stone Gossard was asked to join Green River in order to allow Arm to concentrate exclusively on singing.


Stone Gossard was replaced by Ament's former Deranged Diction bandmate, Bruce Fairweather.


Ament and Stone Gossard wanted to pursue a major-label deal, while Arm wanted to remain independent, viewing the duo as being too careerist.


Stone Gossard reacquainted himself with childhood friend Mike McCready after watching McCready jam with a local band called Love Chile and being impressed with his work.


Stone Gossard had known McCready from before high school when the two would trade rock band pictures with each other.


Stone Gossard described the recording process as a "non-pressure filled" situation, as there were no expectations or pressure coming from the record company.


Three of the songs on the final album were musically credited to Stone Gossard, including the single "Pushin Forward Back".


Stone Gossard took an active role during Pearl Jam's dispute with Ticketmaster in 1994 over prices and surcharges.


Stone Gossard was replaced by Jack Irons, a close friend of Vedder and the original drummer of the Red Hot Chili Peppers.


In 1992, Stone Gossard joined with members of the fellow Seattle band Satchel to form Brad.


Stone Gossard performed with other members of Pearl Jam on Neil Young's 1995 album, Mirror Ball, and subsequently took part in an eleven-date tour in Europe as part of Young's backing band.


On September 11,2001, Stone Gossard became the first member of Pearl Jam to go solo, releasing his first solo album, Bayleaf, through Sony Music Entertainment.


On Bayleaf, Stone Gossard showed himself as being a talented multi-instrumentalist, contributing drums and piano work, as well as vocals, guitar and bass.


Unable to tour with Pearl Jam because of the Covid-19 Pandemic, Stone Gossard set to work on finishing the debut album of Painted Shield, his side project with singer-songwriter Mason Jennings which they have been working on since 2014.


Stone Gossard formed the record label Loosegroove Records with fellow Brad member Regan Hagar as a subsidiary of Sony in 1994, becoming independent in 1996.


Stone Gossard had a brief acting cameo in the 1992 movie, Singles, along with Jeff Ament and Eddie Vedder of Pearl Jam.


Stone Gossard appeared as himself, playing guitar in lead actor Matt Dillon's backing band, Citizen Dick.


Stone Gossard has been active in environmental pursuits, and has been an advocate of Pearl Jam's carbon neutral policy, offsetting the band's environmental impact.


Stone Gossard has extended his conservationist ideals and serves as a member of the board of directors at the Wild Salmon Center, an international conservation organization based in Portland, Oregon.


Stone Gossard is known for his hard rhythm style of playing, and his sense of beat and groove.


Stone Gossard has cited Jimmy Page and Led Zeppelin as a major influence on his style and rhythmic approach on guitar.


Stone Gossard's main instrument is a Gibson Les Paul equipped with a Bigsby vibrato system.


Stone Gossard will pull back and play a two-note line and Ed will do a power chord thing, and I fit into all that.


Stone Gossard has since made less of a solo contribution to the band's work, instead becoming part of the collaborative efforts; however, he was credited as being behind the relatively more recent hits "Do the Evolution" and "Life Wasted".


Stone Gossard was even given lead vocal duties for two of the Pearl Jam songs he had written both musically and lyrically: "Mankind" and "Don't Gimme No Lip".


Stone Gossard was married to Elizabeth "Liz" Weber from March 6,2007 to May 25,2011.