Chris Cornell’s Mother Attends Huge Grunge Concert

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Chris Cornell’s mother Karen, brother Peter, and ex-wife Susan Silver attended the MusiCares event honoring Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready at the Showbox in Seattle on Thursday. McCready received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award. McCready played with Chris Cornell in Temple of the Dog and at Mad Season’s 2015 Benyora Hall reunion show.

Peter Cornell wrote on Instagram, “I flew to the “old country” on Thursday. Susan invited us to the Music Cares presentation of the Stevie Ray Vaughan award to honor Mike McCready. An evening of Seattle’s rock royalty assembled at the Showbox to celebrate Mike and his contribution to recovery and the community in general.

Certainly a bittersweet experience for me. These were my Brother’s people and it was not difficult to imagine him in that room. He was never shy about expressing his love and admiration for Mike as well as all of his TOTD, SG and Audioslave Brothers. They were finishing the TOTD record and he played me Reach Down. He was so proud and stoked about how Mike just unleashed the hounds on that tune. Hard to do Seattle without you Brother.”

I flew to the “old country” on Thursday. Susan invited us to the Music Cares presentation of the Stevie Ray Vaughan award to honor Mike McCready. An evening of Seattle’s rock royalty assembled at the Showbox to celebrate Mike and his contribution to recovery and the community in general. Certainly a bittersweet experience for me. These were my Brother’s people and it was not difficult to imagine him in that room. He was never shy about expressing his love and admiration for Mike as well as all of his TOTD, SG and Audioslave Brothers. They were finishing the TOTD record and he played me Reach Down. He was so proud and stoked about how Mike just unleashed the hounds on that tune. Hard to do Seattle without you Brother.

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  • Olga Stewart

    Chris’s mother’s name is Karen.

    Not Susan.

    • Alternative Nation

      Yes I know brainfart/typo!

  • Olga Stewart

    That photo of Peter with both his Mom and Susan is both quite special and wonderful. :).

  • Karyn 🇬🇧

    Does anyone know what ever became of the tribute sculpture that VC was arranging for Chris in Seattle and also the one for him at the Hollywood cemetery?
    Karyn 🇬🇧 Xx

    • Olga Stewart

      I heard something about it being erected in August.

      But I don’t know if that’s true or not.

      • Karyn 🇬🇧

        Thanks Olga Hope your well. I’m dreading tomorrow tbh. My mum died on the same day four years previous so going to be a tough time. I’m agoraphobic and suffer from chronic depression/anxiety so really struggling atm. It’s a very lonely existence. Sending lots of love to all Chris’s fans around the world. Wish he was still here with us. Xx 💔

        • Olga Stewart

          I am very sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing.

          Also, I’m sorry about how you are feeling (I too deal with both depression and anxiety).

          And so, my thoughts are with you.

          Lastly, you’re most welcome for the information about the statue.

  • Olga Stewart

    I’m going to leave this here, as Brett has closed off comments i
    on the two most recent Chris Cornell articles on here: https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/bb72a581a26ed209c08f321f0e7f063091e8cfbcf5758a88398c8ec784389ead.jpg

    • Trovoid

      I remember reading once that Chris dove into a pool while he was drunk during Lollapalooza 1996 and injured himself. Unfortunately I don’t recall where I originally read this. Obviously he may have had another head injury some time after that.

      • Olga Stewart

        I do know that I seen a photo of the top part of the back of Chris’s head.

        And the photo was from 1999.

        There was a small piece of hair missing. And that missing piece of hair obviously grew larger as the years went on.

        He may have had another head injury.

        And that may be what I seen in that photo from 1999.

        • Trovoid

          That’s very possible. That was only 3 years after that pool diving incident so maybe he covered it up for a while. This whole subject matter keeps making this song pop into my head:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy53IT3PxM4

          I’m sure Chris would have found connections like this amusing compared to everything else surrounding his death 🙂

        • Trovoid

          That’s very possible. That was only 3 years after that pool diving incident so maybe he covered it up for a while. This whole subject matter keeps making this song pop into my head:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cy53IT3PxM4

          I’m sure Chris would have found connections like this amusing compared to everything else surrounding his death 🙂

      • Olga Stewart

        By the way, how are you doing?

        • Trovoid

          I’m hanging in there, Olga. Thanks for asking. I’ve had some rough days but I’m really hoping things will eventually fall into place. I am just exhausted from overthinking everything. How about yourself?

          • Olga Stewart

            I am glad that you are hanging in there.

            And I do hope that soon things will start to come together more

            I’ve had a few depressive moments here and there.
            But I am also hanging in there. And also, I will be seeing my counsellor this coming Wednesday.

            Lastly, you’re most welcome. :).

          • Trovoid

            That’s good to hear. I have a psych appointment coming up so I’m planning on talking to them about what I’m currently dealing with. I’m not sure if the meds they prescribed are helping or not. Sometimes it feels like they are, other times I feel even worse.

            I’m glad you’re keeping it together. You are always the one around here to brighten other people’s day 🙂

          • Olga Stewart

            Well today wasn’t so good.

            I’ve been told off or attacked by at least four people on here during this past weekend.

            I probably deserved it because I am blunt, opinionated, and I won’t back down.

            But regardless of how strong I try to be, it still sometimes gets to me.

            But enough about me.

            I’m glad to hear about your appointment. And I do hope that things go well with that. Also, I hope that something can be sorted out in regards to your meds.

            Also, my thoughts continue to be with you. :).

            Lastly, thank you for your very kind words, as they are most appreciated.

          • Trovoid

            You most certainly didn’t deserve it. I’m still catching up on articles but I’ve caught some of what you were talking about it. There’s a difference between speaking your mind and being a jerk. You are rarely hostile with others on here. I try to pay the morons no attention. It’s easy to let their words faze you but that’s their whole objective anyhow.

            If my memory serves right, you and I deal with similar issues. Depression, anxiety, social phobia, a form of OCD, etc.. I am hoping the same. You are appreciated, Olga!

          • Olga Stewart

            Thank you for your kind words, as they are most appreciated.

            I had decided yesterday to take a break from this site. And I so had posted a comment for you, Corndog, KayB, and makingconnections. But it got deleted.

            Then I decided that I was going to stay. If those people don’t agree with me, then fine. But I am entitled to my opinion as much as the next person. And if they don’t like it, they can either tell me so (politely and civilly), they can ignore me, or they can block me.

            No matter what though, I will always stand by both my thoughts and feelings.

            And yes, we do deal with the same issues.

            Fun, isn’t it? :).

            Lastly, thank you so much for both your kind words and support, as both mean a lot to me.

            And I not only appreciate you but I’m also very happy that you are my friend on here. :).

          • Trovoid

            I’m very glad you decided to stay 🙂

            I hope you continue to speak your mind on here, otherwise all the trolls and idiots win. This site has gotten popular and that has brought a lot of uneducated fools into the comment sections. Fortunately we haven’t gotten to YouTube level comments yet (which IMO is the lowest of the internet).

            Very fun indeed 🙂 The internet is my method of escapism, I’ll tell you that!

            You’re very welcome, Olga. You’re a great friend to have on here. The world could use more Olgas in my opinion!

          • Olga Stewart

            If the comments get to the YouTube level…

            Oh but I don’t want to even imagine.

            And again, thank you. :).