Pearl Jam Named Record Store Day Ambassador

Pearl Jam has been named ambassador for Record Store Day 2019.

“Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old,” guitarist Mike McCready said.

“Support every independent record store that you can. They're really a good part of society. Know if you love music, this is the place to find it. And it helps people who work here and that's important, too.”

The musician added: “It kind of takes an effort, you have to look for something that you want; you have to talk to people. I had to talk to people to figure out which Aerosmith record to get first or anything back in the day. It's a place to learn. It's a place to have fun. And it's a place to discover new music.”

The annual celebration of vinyl falls this year on April 13.

Previous Record Store Day ambassadors include Metallica and St. Vincent.