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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…

 

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)

(source: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=383875738403794&id=178971208894249)

PICTURES

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mad season 2015 b

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mad season 2015 c

 (source: https://www.facebook.com/chriscornell/photos/a.116887764686.94354.5052659686/10153030782924687/?type=1)

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

TOTD reunion

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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Mad Season ‘Long Gone Day’

LONG GONE DAY
Mad Season

Mad Season Long Gone Day

So much blood I’m starting to drown
Runs from cold to colder
Time to time the sky’s come down
To help me lose my way
Tears and lies for answers
You and open veins, God knows I’m gone
Girl I just want you to
Come on down
Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong, oh babe
Come on downLong Gone Day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rainSee you all from time to time
Isn’t it so strange
How far away we all are now
Am I the only one who remembers that summer
Oh, I remember
Everyday each time the place was saved
The music that we made
The wind has carried all of that awayLong gone day
Mmmm, who ever said
We wash away with the rain

So many tears I’m starting to drown
The rain in heaven’s all come down
Silver spoons affix the crown
The luckless ones are broken
Fears and lies for answers
You and open flames
God knows I’m gone
And I just want you to
Come on down, hmmm

Lord it’s a storm and I’m heading to fall
These sins are mine and I’ve done wrong
I want you to, oh, I just want you to
Come on down

I fear again, like then, I’ve lost my way
And shout to God to bring my sunny day

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Barrett Martin About Layne Staley

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“Layne was an extremely intelligent, humorous, and gracious human being, and he cared about things like politeness and kindness to strangers, qualities that seem to be forgotten in today’s narcissism culture. He laughed easily and talked openly with his fans, and his guest list at shows was always reserved for the young, marginalized people who couldn’t afford to buy a ticket. Those were Layne’s people, the ones without a voice, and through the power of poetic language, Layne gave them a voice. He once told me a story about his first tour in South America, where, after a show in Rio de Janeiro, some of these new friends had taken him to a beautiful, jungle-like park on the outskirts of the city. As they sat on the Earth talking under a canopy of trees, a tiny marmoset only a few inches tall leapt onto Layne’s shoulder and resided there for quite some time, much to the amazement and delight of everyone. Layne said it was one of the greatest experiences he ever had on tour, and years later I saw many of these tiny creatures when I toured Brazil, but they always seemed rather terrified of humans. Apparently however, they loved Layne”
— Barrett Martin

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