Pearl Jam Member Visits Chris Cornell Grave For First Time


Original Pearl Jam drummer Dave Krusen recently shared photos on his Instagram story of himself visiting late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s grave at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. You can view photos below.

Krusen said that Soundgarden need to be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in an April 2017 Alternative Nation interview.

How did the band first reach out to you about performing a song at the Hall of Fame?

“Matt Cameron was the first to reach out, and then Jeff. I was so stoked they talked about me playing a tune, then Ed called and it was so great to catch up, made it all real for me.”

How was it when you first saw the band again at rehearsals at Pearl Jam Headquarters?

“It was like no time had passed, felt great and they are such cool guys, and now I’m sober so, just such a better experience.”

How was it hanging out with Pearl Jam’s other drummers, Matt Cameron and Jack Irons? It was great to see you and Jack there, and Ed give Dave Abbruzzese and Matt Chamberlain shout outs.

“It was so comforting having those drumming legends to hang with at the ceremony. Such kind and gracious gentlemen.”

Jeff had a great shirt full of great artists who aren’t in the Rock Hall of Fame. Anybody you’d like to see get in?

“SOUNDGARDEN and the Sonics!! I’m voting for them every year I know that.”

  • Olga Stewart

    I’m wondering about the rack of clothes in the first photo.

    Was there some event or such going on at the cemetery?

    Or something else?

    • Michael Warner

      That is the garment district I believe. It’s just a photo of the Hollywood sign….its not actually where the cemetery is. But a place he could take a photo of the Hollywood sign prob on the way to the cemetery….. Just to have a pic of the sign included on his trip to visit the site.

      • Olga Stewart

        Ah, I see.

        And thanks for explaining that

  • Eduardo

    Didn’t know Dave Krusen was still in Pearl Jam…

    • Olga Stewart

      He isn’t.

      It’s just another one of Brett’s misleading tittles.

      • Eduardo

        🙂 Thanks Olga, I was being sarcastic cause the misleading titles is become a thing on this site

        • Olga Stewart

          Went over my head that did. Ha ha!

          And you’re welcome. :).

          • Eduardo