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.
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:
Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) has shared a new tribute for the late Chris Cornell. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post. The singer passed away one year ago today (May 18).
Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden) widow Vicky Cornell has further opened up about her disapproval with the investigation surrounding her husband’s death. She told The Detroit News that it was “botched” and that the medical examiner’s ruling that “drugs did not contribute to the cause of death” has resulted in “all sorts of false accusations and [has] subjected [her] to constant online attacks.” She added: “This has left me and my family still looking for answers, but at the same time, set off this whirlwind of conspiracies. Some of the people are just fans looking for answers, but some of them are conspiracy theorists who have said the most vile things to my children and me.” She also said that when the medical examiner said that drugs didn’t play a part in Chris’ death it was a “poor choice of phrasing” that “has misled the public to believing he was of sound mind and body.” Vicky continued: “Some conspiracy people think if Chris wasn’t impaired, he would never have killed himself, and so he must have been killed — and then they start getting into the rest of the holes.” She went on to say the conspiracy theories, which also included some that claimed she wanted to have her husband killed, and hateful comments have had a negative effect on her family: “We’re human beings. This is real life. We’re not characters in some film. I lost my husband. My children lost their father. We’re in a lot of pain, and we have to deal with these people coming after us. If the autopsy report was thorough, I believe some of this could have been avoided.” Chris passed away on May 18, 2017, and a public vigil will be held for him on the one year anniversary of his death.
The family of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) will be hosting a public vigil on the one year anniversary of his death. (May 18). It will take place at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA at 7pm.