During Pearl Jam’s August 10 show at Seattle’s Safeco Field the group were joined onstage by some special guests including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner. Thayil performed MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams” with the band during the first encore and returned to the stage to play Iggy and the Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and The Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer” with Arm and Turner during the second encore. You can see footage of all that below. If that’s not enough, you can also see footage of Pearl Jam paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of “Missing” and footage of them paying tribute to the late Tom Petty with a cover of ” I Won’t Back Down” as well.
Reelz have announced that “Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Chris Cornell” will premiere on the network on August 12. The documentary-style show will investigate the singer’s tragic death. Earlier this year, producers recreated Soundgarden’s last show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit at Shepherd’s Bush Hall in England for the episode. Paul Ayres played Cornell, while the rest of the cast featured Andrew Shire as bassist Ben Shepherd, Patrick Holly as drummer Matt Cameron, and Ben Sura as guitarist Kim Thayil.
On what would have been the late Chris Cornell’s 54th birthday (July 20), Vicky Cornell has announced that a new life-size statue of Chris will be erected in Seattle, Washington. The statue, which is being sculpted by Nick Marras, will be raised during a public ceremony on August 29 and it will feature him in one of his “iconic poses with his signature boots, dog tag, layers and long locks.” Vicky plans to donate the figure to Seattle’s Museum of Pop Culture.
“Even though Chris’ music touched the lives of millions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle’s unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband. Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle – our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start.”
MoPOP Artistic Director, Jasen Emmons added:
“MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music. MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide.”
Some photos of the statue can be found over at TMZ.
Heart’s Ann Wilson is streaming her cover of Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway” as a tribute to the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.). This track will appear on her new covers album “Immortal” which is set to be released on September 14. That effort will honor various musicians that have passed away.
In honor of Father’s Day yesterday (June 17), Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni shared a cover version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U,” which she recorded with her late father a few months before his death. You can check that out below:
Toni also shared a written tribute:
I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.
Chris’ widow Vicky Cornell also tweeted:
I’m so proud of my baby girl for having the courage to share this. July 19, last year she found it in her daddy’s studio files-they recorded it a few months before he died. You never know what life brings and how we live each day is what’s most important #FathersDay#chriscornellhttps://t.co/UcauXjLvgb
Before a show Machine Head played in London, Phil Demmel and Jared MacEachern paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing a cover of Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway” on the first anniversary of his death (May 18). You can see footage of that below:
Yesterday (May 18), was the first anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death, and during Alice In Chains’ set at Rock On The Range the band paid tribute to the late singer with live covers of Soundgarden‘s “Hunted Down” and “Boot Camp.“ You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below: