Eddie Vedder Makes ‘Weird’ Chris Cornell Revelation

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has rarely mentioned Chris Cornell by name since his May 2017 death, though he has honored him several times without a direct reference, but Saturday night at the Ohana Festival in Dana Point, California, he told a touching story about his late friend. Vedder ‘finishing’ with Pearl Jam was detailed a couple of days ago.

When discussing Daniel Johnston’s recent death, he said that he and Chris Cornell were big fans. He said that one night that sat together in a room on ‘half a couch’ listening to Johnston. He joked that he didn’t want to say ‘love seat’ because that ‘might be kind of weird.’

He said they spent hours ‘laughing’ and ‘crying’ listening to Johnston, and said that 2 hours became 4 hours, and that then turned into 6 hours, and it was 6AM by the time they were done listening. He said he and Cornell agreed that Johnston was better than either of them. Vedder then performed Johnston’s “Walking The Cow” and mentioned Kurt Cobain.

Setlist:
1. Far Behind
2. Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
3. Walking The Cow-(Daniel Johnston)
4. I Am Mine
5. Wishlist
6. Indifference w/ Kelly Slater
7. Wildflowers-(Petty)
8. Immortality
9. Just Breathe w/ Red Limo
10. Help-(Lennon, McCartney)
11. Corduroy w/Red Limo
12. Happy Birthday to Rani-(Hill, Hill, Oren, Forman)
13. Can’t Keep w/Red Limo
14. Black w/ Glen Hansard, Red Limo
15. Lukin w/Red Limo
16. Porch w/Red Limo
Improv Jeremy-Red Limo only
17. Isn’t It A Pity-(Harrison) w/Red Limo
18. Better Man/(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding-(Lowe)/Save It For Later-(Charley, Cox, Morton, Steele, Wakeling) w/Red Limo
19. Song Of Good Hope-(Hansard) w/ Glen Hansard, Red Limo
20. Society-(Hannan) w/Glen Hansard, Red Limo
21. Hard Sun-(Peterson) w/Glen Hansard, Red Limo, Kelly Slater and guests
22. Rockin’ In The Free World-(Young) w/ Brendan Canty, Red Limo, Glen Hansard and guests. Eddie Vedder joined Alice In Chains at a massive show recently.