If you recall, in our interview with Candlebox frontman, Kevin Martin, it was explained how “Far Behind” was inspired by the late, great, Andy Wood from Mother Love Bone. In fact, the original lyrics were “Andy, I didn’t mean to treat bad.” As opposed to “Now maybe.”
This past Saturday one of the most unique and meaningful collaborations of all time, Temple of the Dog, turned 25. To honor this, Candlebox closed their show that night at Slim’s in San Francisco with a celebratory rendition of “Hunger Strike” as a tribute to their fellow Seattle rockers.
Prior to the show, Candlebox also did their part in participating in Record Store Day as the band made an appearance at Amoeba Records in San Francisco. Martin spun some of his favorite punk rock tunes and the band signed copies of their brand new record, Disappearing in Airports – out of Friday!
See Candlebox perform “Hunger Strike” below:
“25 years ago today there was a record released in honor of Andrew Wood. A bunch of friends of Andy’s got together and made a record called Temple of the Dog. It came 25 years ago today. So if you guys wouldn’t mind singing this with us, not only in honor of Andy, but all those amazing musicians that have lost their battle with drugs. Unfortunately last year, Scott Weiland. We lost Kurt, we lost Layne, Lemmy. That wasn’t drugs he was just fucking cool. So we’re going to do Hunger Strike and we’d love you all to help us out.” – Kevin Martin, Candlebox, Slim’s – San Francisco
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