Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready wishes he could re-record his Even Flow solo

Mike McCready of Pearl Jam performs during Budweiser Made In America Festival Benefiting The United Way - Day 2 at Benjamin Franklin Parkway on September 2, 2012 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
(Image credit: Kevin Mazur/WireImage)

This year marks the 30th anniversary of the release of Pearl Jam’s mammoth debut album, Ten, and to celebrate the milestone, PJ electric guitar player and Fender signature artist Mike McCready sat down with Guitar World for a long look back at the making of the landmark record.

Among the many nuggets of knowledge McCready revealed during the interview is that, if he could go back and change anything about the record, it would be to re-record the solo to one of the band’s most beloved tracks, Even Flow.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.