Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Teams Up With KT Tunstall & Thunderpussy’s Leah Julius On Cover Of Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready has teamed up with KT Tunstall and Thunderpussy’s Leah Julius on a cover of the late Tom Petty’s “I Won’t Back Down.” You can watch an official video for that below. The clip features studio footage and fan submitted photos from various protests.

Tunstall commented:

“ARE YOU READY FOR SOME MUSIC?!!

Legendary Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready & I headed down into the basement studio at Mike’s place with Leah Julius of Thunderpussy on drums, and reimagined a favourite song by a favourite, much missed artist. ‘I Won’t Back Down’ by Tom Petty (Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers)

Thanks to all the amazing fans who sent in photos and footage of meaningful protests where they have stood up against injustice all over the world.

ALL proceeds from downloads will benefit Pearl Jam’s Foundation, Vitalogy.

POWER TO THE PEOPLE!! ✊🏼✊🏽✊🏾✊🏿❤️
Love KT x”

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Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready To Be Honored At MusiCares Concert For Recovery

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready will be honored with the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the 2018 MusiCares Concert For Recovery on May 10 at The Showbox in Seattle, WA. The guitarist will be recognized for his support of MusiCares and for his commitment to helping people with addiction recovery. The event will include performances by Slash (Guns N’ Roses), Duff McKagan (Guns N’ Roses), Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), Nancy Wilson (Heart), Barrett Martin (Screaming Trees), and Mike Ness (Social Distortion), and it will end with a special performance by McCready and friends. McCready commented:

“Recovery is a journey that you take each day, and mine has been affirming from a musical standpoint and a community perspective. To be able to raise funds for MusiCares and the critical addiction recovery work they do for music people across the country all year long is humbling, and it speaks to the way we can come together to help those in need.”

Watch Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Etc. Members Cover Depeche Mode With Will Ferrell

During the recent One Classy Night benefit in Seattle, actor/comedian Will Ferrell joned Pearl Jam’s Eddie Vedder and Mike McCready, Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer, the Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard, Brandi Carlile, and more for a cover of Depeche Mode’s “Personal Jesus.” You can see footage of that below:

Chris Cornell Reportedly Set To Be Laid To Rest In Los Angeles, CA This Week, Matt Cameron & Mike McCready Comment On His Passing

According to CNN, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is expected to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA on May 26. The article also says that the family are thinking about doing a public memorial as well.

In other news Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron has commented on his death:

“My dark knight is gone. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, who performed with Cornell in Temple of the Dog also issued a statement to the Seattle Times:

“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle. 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. Gave me the break into the music business I’d wanted since I was 11. He was a friend I will miss. I miss you, brother.”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready Joins Ace Frehley On Stage In Seattle, WA

During his show at the Neptune Theatre in Seattle, Washington last night (February 11), Ace Frehley was joined onstage by Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready for a performance of the KISS classic “Cold Gin.” Check out some footage of that below:

Temple Of The Dog Add More Dates To 2016 U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) have added some more dates to their U.S. tour. The band will be touring in support of the 25th anniversary reissue of their self-titled album, which will be released on September 30.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/05 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/12 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
11/21 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Temple Of The Dog To Reissue Self-Titled Album In September/Announce U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) will be reissuing their self-titled album on September 30, to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The effort has been remixed, and all the details for the super deluxe version can be found HERE. In other news, the band have also announced their first ever tour.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Proceeds from these shows will go towards the Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation and Peal Jam‘s Vitalogy Foundation.