Stone Gossard

Stone Carpenter Gossard (born July 20, 1966) is an American musician who serves as the rhythm and additional lead guitarist, also co-lyricist for the American rock band Pearl Jam. Along with Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, he is one of the founding members of the band.

Stone Gossard
Gossard performing in 2007
Background information
Birth nameStone Carpenter Gossard
Also known asCarpenter Newton
Born (1966-07-20) July 20, 1966 (age 55)
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, grunge, glam punk, punk rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s)Musician, songwriter
InstrumentsGuitar, vocals, bass, piano, drums
Years active1984–present
LabelsMonkeywrench, Homestead, Sub Pop, Stardog, Mercury, A&M, Epic, Sony, Redline, J C/Z, Glitterhouse, livewire
Associated actsPearl Jam, Green River, Brad, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog

Gossard is also known for his work prior to Pearl Jam with the Seattle-based grunge bands Green River and Mother Love Bone. In addition to his performing career, he has been active in the music industry as a producer and the owner of a record label and recording studio. Gossard is also a member of the bands Temple of the Dog and Brad. He released his first solo album Bayleaf in 2001; his second, Moonlander, followed in 2013.

Gossard was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Pearl Jam on April 7, 2017.[1]