Eddie Vedder Tells Big Name He’d Play For Free


Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily Cornell Silver has revealed that Eddie Vedder told her he’d still play music even if he hadn’t been able to do it for a living and get rich and famous.

Ultimate-Guitar asked, “Do you feel like that’s something you’ve seen with those close to you? Not only with your dad, but Jerry Cantrell has talked about it as well…”

Lily answered, “Yeah, I mean Eddie [Vedder] touched on that a little bit in my interview with him, that music was something he did to heal his soul and get him through periods of time. I think he said the idea of having success from it was great, but he would have done it anyway.

That’s something that my dad instilled in me from a young age, that you can’t do something for the desire of fame and success. You have to do something because you love it, and if that’s what comes of it, great, but if you’re doing something with the goal of fame and success, you’re never going to be successful. And he was saying that in the context of anything, not just music – whether you want to be a chef or a dog walker or whatever, you have to do it because you love it, and that’s something I think about all the time.”