Category Archives: Mad Season

Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 1: Eddie Vedder, Guns’N’Roses and Metallica

EDDIE VEDDER

The first concert of his solo tour that began in Amsterdam was heavily influenced by Chris Cornell’s death. Here is the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Eddie Vedder kicked off a European solo tour in Amsterdam on Saturday night. Reeling from the death of his longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cornell, the performance was said to be an emotional one, with Vedder playing several songs in tribute to the Soundgarden singer.

In his opening performance of Pearl Jam’s “Long Road”, Vedder changed the lyrics to “Without you/ something is missing.” A cover of Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” followed. Vedder than played Pearl Jam’s “Sometimes” during which he cried out, “Where were you, dear God?” Other notable performances included his own composition “Without You”, a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” (a song about heroin addiction), and Pearl Jam’s “Immortality”. He opened the first encore with a cover of Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”, which features lyrics like, “Out here/ Barely see my breath/ Surrounded by jealousy and death/ I can’t be reached/ Only had one call/ Dragged underneath Separate from you all/ You all.”

At one point during the concert, a fan yelled out, “I love you!”, to which Vedder responded, “Thank you. I need it – we all need it. I’m thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families. And I just know that healing takes time, if it ever happens. It takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere. So let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness. And let it be Amsterdam.”

A PearlJam.com member named Electro_UK who attended the show, posted the following account to the band’s message board,

“The show was pretty much entirely about Chris without directly mentioning him. It was clear Eddie couldn’t bring himself to talk about it head on. He spoke a little how the healing process can start with music and made numerous references to how sad he was and how much he and his friends were struggling.

Frankly it is the bravest performance I have ever seen. At times it seemed like he was a word or two away from breaking into tears. He mumbled more than usual, he violently stamped into the floor on Immortality and others and after ‘The End’ I thought he was ready to just walk off and not play anymore. There were funny moments and he picked up in the second half. You could hear the crowd emotionally gasp when Light Years started. On the outro to Sometimes he cried out ‘Where were you, dear God?’ It was heart breaking.”

Guns’n’Roses

Here is the coverage by Consequence of Sound

Guns N’ Roses kicked off their 2017 summer tour at Slane Castle in Ireland on Saturday. Near the middle of the set, after ripping through a bunch of their greatest hits, the band took a moment to honor Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”. Watch fan-shot footage below.

“This one’s for you Chris,” the band tweeted prior to the performance.

This one’s for you Chris.
Black Hole Sun.
Live from Slane, Ireland.#GNRinSlane

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) May 27, 2017

In 2015, GNR bassist Duff McKagan collaborated with Cornell as part of a Mad Season reunion performance staged by surviving members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin and also featuring the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Metallica

Again the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Metallica are currently on one of the most anticipated tours of the season as they support their latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. During a concert near Boston last Friday, however, the metal rockers took time out of their set to remember fallen grunge legend Chris Cornell.

As Metallica were wrapping up a performance of “Halo on Fire,” bassist Robert Trujillo launched into a solo bass version of Soundgarden classic “Black Hole Sun”. Though brief, Trujillo knocked it out with both admirable focus and reverence. Listen to it on Metallica’s Instagram account.

to be continued…

 

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Some News About Temple Of The Dog

Some news for the Temple Of The Dog fans:

After the master tapes of the band’s self titled album have been returned by Rajan Parashar (the brother of late Rick, the producer) to A&M Records, it is believed that the record label is planning the deluxe reissue to commemorate the 25th anniversary of release. You can read more about it here.

Moreover, in the interview with Rolling Stone Mike McCready said he would like to reunite the band for concerts

“We did a couple of Temple Of The Dog songs last January. I did Mad Season with a symphony and Chris was nice enough to come out and sing for that. My feeling was, ‘Wow, it would be cool to do this again.’

“I don’t know what the answer is with the re-release of the record, but I would love to do something for the anniversary. That’s kind of Cornell’s thing.

“I would love to play live anytime with those guys. I’d play live with them in a heartbeat.”

If any further news follow, I will definitely inform you

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Eight Unreleased Songs From Layne Staley May Surface Soon

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According to The Pulse Of Radio, eight previously unreleased songs from late ALICE IN CHAINS lead singer Layne Staley are currently being restored and properly mixed by Seattle-based audio designer Jesse Holt. The tunes all have vocal tracks from Staley on them and Holt has asked Staley’s MAD SEASON bandmate, PEARL JAM guitarist Mike McCready, for help in completing them.

Reportedly among the songs is “Things You Do”, which has surfaced online in various forms in the years since Staley died of a drug overdose in April 2002.

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist Jerry Cantrell told The Pulse Of Radio a while back that there was more to his friend than the way in which he died. “It’s unfortunate that that seems to be the only headline that gets equated with him, because there was so much more to him than that,” he said. “Not taking away the fact of the reality of what that is, and how it ended, everybody knows that too. But there’s a whole lot more to the story.”

Before his death, Staley had planned to work on a solo album and also intended to record vocals for a song by metal outfit TAPROOT. The demo of the song was in Staley’s CD player when he was found dead.

There are also rumors that Staley was going to audition for the band that eventually became AUDIOSLAVE. He had reportedly gotten a call from the instrumental members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE about singing with them, but never made it. SOUNDGARDEN’s Chris Cornell took the job instead, recording three studio albums with that act.

The source for the eight songs was not made immediately clear by Holt, and it is also not clear if there is any chance of them being released.

ALICE IN CHAINS was inactive for several years before and after Staley’s death, but regrouped in 2006 with William DuVall on guitars and vocals. The band has since cut two studio albums and is working on a new one.

Source: Blabbermouth

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Chris Cornell About Layne Staley

“When I was asked to do that [performing at the Mad Season reunion], what came next was listening to the original recordings, which was listening to Layne sing in headphones over and over to learn it, and feel like I really knew it. That was kind of unexpected, I don’t want to say dark, but it was tough, because I hadn’t really done that. Listening to his voice intimately, and sing those words and sing those songs, it definitely sort of forced me to reckon with what happened in his life, and the fact that he’s not around anymore. I think that’s tough for everybody that knew him, as it is for anyone that loses someone who is a friend that is young, or that affects your life, just fans of his even.

I think that sometimes almost the bigger tragedy in a weird way is all of the future imagined creative projects that could have happened that didn’t. I feel the same way about lots of brilliant people who die young, kind of senselessly especially. If it’s an accident you feel like it’s an act of God, but if you feel like they did it somehow, it’s sort of harder to reconcile. It’s hard to find a silver lining, but it doesn’t change what he did at all.”

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New Mad Season Material

Mike McCready, Duff McKagan, and Barrett Martin are recording new Mad Season material

The three musicians are currently in the studio cutting tracks

Read more on consequenceofsound.net

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Mad Season Reunion (2)

The show took place on Jan 30th, here is some coverage:

TICKETS AND SETLIST

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Sonic Evolution Setlist:

Con Seattle Symphony:
1.- “Ashes” (de Yann Robin, inspirado en Kurt Cobain)
2.- “Beyond Much Difference” (de Angelique Poteat, inspirado en Pearl Jam)
3.- Mike McCready y Matt Cameron – “Walking the Horizon”

– INTERMEDIO –

Seattle Symphony con Mad Season:
4.- Long Gone Day
5.- River of Deceit
6.- I Don’t Know Anything

Mad Season sin Seattle Symphony:
7.- Wake Up (con Matt Cameron y Kim Virant)
8.- Lifeless Dead (con Jeff Angell)
9.- I’m Above (con Jeff Angell y Kim Virant)

Temple Of The Dog:
10.- Call Me A Dog
11.- Reach Down

Mad Season:
12.- All Alone (con Sean Kinney y voz grabada de Layne Staley)

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PICTURES

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For more pictures see https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.791502494259966.1073741951.232077143535840&type=1

PERFORMANCE

Playlist on YouTube

ARTICLES

http://consequenceofsound.net/2015/01/mad-season-reunites-seminal-grunge-outfit-performs-first-show-in-20-years-watch/

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/live-reviews/mad-season-temple-of-the-dog-reunite-at-overwhelming-one-off-show-20150131#ixzz3QPkvJp9K

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Mad Season Reunion (1)

Mike McCready and Barrett Martin are planning at least one – gig reunion of Mad Season with Chris Cornell and Duff McKagan. Read more about the event here:

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/mad-season-reunion/

 http://www.billboard.com/articles/news/6406402/mad-season-reunion-chris-cornell-seattle

http://www.alternativenation.net/photo-mad-seasons-full-new-lineup-rehearsing/

Why Mark Lanegan isn’t there?!

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