Chris Cornell’s Widow Reacts To Major Pearl Jam Announcement

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Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky has thanked Pearl Jam for posting about the Chris Cornell tribute show, set to take place on January 16, 2019 in Los Angeles at the Forum. “Thank you @pearljam @templeofthedog for the love and support in honoring @chriscornellofficial.” Members of Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden, and Audioslave will perform along with Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams.

The New York Post reports that Chris Cornell’s widow, Vicky, helped to raise more than $500,000 at the New York Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children’s Food & Wine gala.

“Inside Edition” anchor Deborah Norville hosted the event, and we’re told Vicky made a considerable contribution to the charity.

“She punctuated the auction toward the society’s crucial mission of protecting New York City’s most vulnerable with a $20,000 donation to teach 1,000 New Yorkers how to identify and report child abuse and prevent child fatalities,” an insider said.

Vicky’s a member of the NYSPCC Children’s Council.

Kim Thayil said in a new Billboard interview, “Seeing Chris perform in other contexts gave me a better understanding of his work with us. Sometimes you appreciate things better when they’re gone; Certainly when our band broke up there was an opportunity to see Chris in other contexts, whether band or solo. And ultimately the solo work he did, acoustically, gave me the best insight in the contributions he made to Soundgarden by seeing him play those songs solo, with just an acoustic guitar.

I got a better understanding for the quality of his voice and his interpretive inflection with the material, which maybe when you’re younger is a little more awkward. Chris was ultimately able to express his majority on his solo acoustic tours, which allowed us to contextualize his voice and how we hear it when he played with us.”