Former Saints defensive back, Steve Gleason has been battling ALS (also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease) since diagnosed in 2011. Since his diagnosis, the former athlete has been finding strength in the music of Pearl Jam and has formed a close friendship with Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready.
McCready and the rest of Pearl Jam asked Gleason to interview them in anticipation of their new album, Lightning Bolt.
Gleason and Pearl Jam talk about the similarities between team sports and being in a band, why Pearl Jam have served as the soundtrack of Gleasons life, and more.
Pearl Jam’s new studio album, Lightning Bolt, is set for release on Tuesday, October 15th.