Of the Big Four grunge bands, Eddie Vedder is the remaining beacon of an era that characterized the worldview of a generation. The spirit of the era lives on in its legacy – something the fans and musicians are keeping alive.
Last night, Eddie Vedder paid tribute to Soundgarden’s late frontman, Chris Cornell during Pearl Jam’s headline performance at Lollapalooza Chile. Nearing the one-year anniversary mark of Cornell’s passing, the band dedicated a heartfelt performance of their 2006 album ‘Come Back’ to their peer.
“This is for Chris”, Vedder said before the band played. Check out the footage below:
Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has previously made tributes to his Temple Of The Dog bandmate, saying, “Chris means a lot to me today, as he trusted me to play on Temple. He handed me a dream in getting to actually play on beautiful songs. Informed how I would play on Pearl Jam records in the future, I believe”.
Pearl Jam announced yesterday that they’re gearing up to release a new album soon, the follow up to 2013’s Lighting Bolt. The band have released the track ‘Can’t Deny Me’, a track that takes aim at Donald Trump’s presidency, featuring lyrics like “You may be rich but you can’t deny me/got nothing but the will to survive”.