Chris Cornell’s Relative Criticizes Eddie Vedder, Claims He Won’t Attend Memorial

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder has left for his European solo tour, and Chris Cornell’s mother in law is claiming he will not be attending Cornell’s Celebration of Life on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Vedder kicks off his tour on Saturday in Amsterdam, and the tour runs through the end of June.

Cornell’s mother in law Toni Karayiannis criticized Vedder on Twitter for not attending the ceremony, and for a variety of other reasons. At first she did not say who she was talking about by name, but she later retweeted messages critical of Vedder, and tweeted about him singing “Daughter.” Pearl Jam released a tribute photo entitled ‘Chris’ on their website a few days ago.

We usually post written text from tweets in addition to embedding them, but due to the highly emotional nature of these remarks, we are only embedding them in case Karayiannis decides to remove any of them at a later date.

Everyone grieves in their own way, especially with a terrible tragedy like this. We have yet to hear from Vedder about how he is dealing with the loss of his friend of 27 years, so it is impossible for us to judge him or anyone involved in this situation. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Cornell family, Eddie Vedder, and all of Cornell’s other friends and fans.

View Vedder’s tour dates below.

DATE CITY, COUNTRY VENUE
May 27 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
May 29 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
May 30 Amsterdam, The Netherlands AFAS Live
June 1 Berlin, Germany Zitadelle
June 3 Kvaerndrup, Denmark Heartland Festival, Egeskov Castle*
June 6 London, UK Eventim Apollo
June 7 London, UK Eventim Apollo
June 9 Dublin, Ireland 3 Arena
June 11 Cork, Ireland Live at the Marquee*
June 19 Antwerp, Belgium Lotto Arena
June 24 Florence, Italy Firenze Rocks Festival*
June 26 Taormina (Sicily), Italy Teatro Antico di Taormina
June 27 Taormina (Sicily), Italy Teatro Antico di Taormina

  • hummingbirdmad

    this rant seems unhinged and should be left out of the public eye

    • Brian Larlham

      Agreed.. if she really didn’t want to say names why keep going? We all grieve in our own ways. And she’s the mother-in-law! Not the wife! Not her place at all. And anybody who loves 90’s rock knows Eddie Vedder wasn’t apart of that Seattle scene. It’s very possible they weren’t close friends. And even if they were funerals are HARD. I’ve missed a few that I’ve been criticized for missing. BUT its extremely taxing emotionally. And it’s really time for family and CLOSE friends.

      • Joe Costigan

        From everything I have heard, watched or read Vedder and Cornell were really close in the early days of Pearl Jam. Cornell kind of looked after and welcome him to the Seattle scene. I think Chris was pretty pivotal when PJ was forming and bringing him into Temple of the Dog.

        I don’t blame Eddie for not attending, I can’t imagine what must be going through his head. All of that has to be alot to take in for anyone and we all grieve in our own way.

        I do wish Chris’s mother in law would lay off twitter and make unnecessary drama though.

        • hummingbirdmad

          Eddie is also overseas on a solo tour and maybe he -can’t- deal with this both emotionally and logistically. plus the funeral is at hollywood forever and maybe he doesn’t want to go there because, um, hello, it’s hollywood forever and the private cremation ceremony was already papped on TMZ so i’m sure the funeral is going to be as well. TMZ has been covering this event like Chris was a Kardashian so clearly they have a source and it makes sense that Vedder would want to stay away from this for a whole host of reasons.

        • flankton

          Garbage. You go to your friends funeral. Period end of story. You go your friends funeral

          • Joe Costigan

            Hey, personally I agree, 9 years ago a friend of mine died in a car accident – had not seen him since 1999 but we were good friends as teenagers and I dreaded that day but I drove the three hours and went to the funeral. I also think that the grieving process is different for everyone – some people can take funerals while others cannot. Their seems to be alot tied up with Eddie Vedder and some potentially unknown stuff between the wives. It’s his choice not to attend, he may regret it down the road because it does offer some sort of closure but it is his choice and business. I just don’t agree with everyone speaking out on his behalf or against him. Cornell’s passing is evolving from just being a sad end to his life to becoming a circus full of drama and nonsense as the media vultures circle above.

          • flankton

            There is not enough circus if you ask me. Most people I talk to don’t even care or know who chris Cornell was. It should be a national holiday or something.

          • ANONYMOUS

            I think it was invitation only

          • Angela Comelli

            Chris has millions of fans around the world who absolutely LOVE and APPRECIATE all the music he gave.

          • Erin O’Neill

            I don’t think this “memorial” is anything Chris would have wanted and his true friends know it. Why would they want to dishonor their pal by giving in to the media circus? Ed Ved, the SG guys, the Temple guys, all will mourn him in their own time, their own way. Not the Hollyweird way. Grandma also is nutsy cuckoo.

          • PF

            Nutsy cuckoo is 100% absolutely true.

          • blrghh

            All the Soundgarden guys were there, plus Jeff Ament, Tom Morello, Jerry Cantrell etc. So you’re wrong there,

          • Erin O’Neill

            I didn’t see mention of Ben, or Mike McCready, or Stone. Or either Heart sister. Or Cameron Crowe. Kim and Matt, I guess it’s appropriate for them to be there and I’m glad they were. And Jeff. They were probably supporting each other more than the family. But I stand by what I said, this is probably not what pre brainwashed Cornell would’ve wanted. It was sooo Hollywood. A publicist’s wet dream.

          • blrghh

            Well the people who went, went because their longtime friend died. and like it or not, this is his only service.

            As far as the ones who didn’t go, we don’t have any way of knowing why they didn’t.

            But crazy as this lady seems to be, I can’t disagree that EV should have been there. He was a nobody when Cornell put him on ‘Hunger Strike’.

            I

          • M.M.

            They were all “nobodies,” as you put it, in 1990. My understanding is that was one of the things that was unique about the local Seattle musicians at that time- how they supported each other. Granted, Eddie was new to the Seattle music scene when Chris generously and geniusly included him on Temple, but the reason he was even there was because Stone and Jeff had already selected him to be the lead vocalist for PJ (then called Mookie Blaylock).

          • blrghh

            No, they weren’t all nobodies. Soundgarden were already a very well known band.

            That song put Eddie Vedder on the map. That is a fact.

          • M.M.

            I assume you’re referring to “Hunger Strike,” which became popular after it was re-released and promoted by the record company in response to BOTH Pearl Jam and Soundgarden achieving mainstream popularity.

          • InterestedinFacts

            you said it a publicists dream. what do you think she did for a living before she sunk her hooks into him and I agree I bet it is deep. Chris disowned his own family including his mother. Eddie stayed true to his roots. This is terribly sad

          • Erin O’Neill

            I know she’s a publicist. That’s why I said that.

          • InterestedinFacts

            and that is what i said I know you said that. read clearly

          • Jason Miles

            Ben was there. There is a picture of him standing next to Richard Patrick around.

          • Pmary Novak

            Did Jimmy page, show up? Probably not.

          • blrghh

            I don’t really know. TMZ said he did but I haven’t seen him in any pics.

          • InterestedinFacts

            OMG stop Jimmy Page was not there. Only people there were already in LA or the West Coast of the US.

          • ejnz

            Didn’t see Ben Shepherd…anyone see Ben Shepherd?

          • Pmary Novak

            This is not a televised “Michael Jackson” memorial, where they had his casket onstage, while some bands and artists payed tribute to him, with songs, this is something different.

          • Erin O’Neill

            It looked pretty tabloidy to me. And Linkin Park did play. It’s not MJ level but still didn’t seem appropriate.

          • Lauren Armstrong

            This is probably the best comment so far. She decided to hold the memorial where it was. Of course TMZ is being tipped off. It’s all so disgusting. There is far more to this. Judging his friends for not going to a media event is a bit much. There is always much more to the story.
            Her letter to Chris in People made me sick and the fact that she can’t seem to shut her mother up also makes me sick.
            She’s known him for 13 years-ish? I’m pretty sure she should stop now.

          • Pmary Novak

            OK, but did Jimmy page, go to pay his last respects, to Chris? Last year, they were talking about a music project, together.

          • Erin O’Neill

            He is on the list of people who supposedly attended

          • ANONYMOUS

            But the mother in law posted those threats two days before the funeral. I think he didn’t go because he didn’t want to ruin his best friends funeral. Who knows what she may have done, after those viscous posts, maybe a knock-down of some sort? She’s from Greece, old-school and maybe he didn’t want a scene on Chris’ day.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Not if your mad this happened, no way.

          • flankton

            If you are mad you are a hyper emotional child. Which is always how vedder came across to me. whatever. I don’t really care. It’s just par for the course. I’ve always been annoyed by Eddie vedder for some reason. Seems fake. Always has to me

          • PF

            Vedder prob doesnt suffer fools nor emotionally unhinged women too gladly

          • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

            You are a hyper molested little girl who now can’t understand emotion and has no empathy. That’s what happens to girls like you. I hear that girls like chocolate; want some?

          • M.M.

            Actually, if you know anything about being a loved one of someone who has suicided, it is very common to experience intense anger at the loss, and nothing to do with gender or a person’s usual emotional “strength.”
            EV is allowed to grieve in his own way. He doesn’t owe the fans a public statement, although we may be wishing for one. He also doesn’t owe anything to Vicky or her family. Do they not have enough love and support from others that MiL has to publicly shame him, even IF he hasn’t reached out to the family?

          • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

            Wow you knew EV when he was a child? Being abused as a child never makes them mad either right? He isn’t Marilyn Manson ya dip! The mere fact that he is an empath and sensative is one of the most significant reasons their music is so touching.

          • flankton

            An empath for the masses but not for the daughter of his dead bud?

          • InterestedinFacts

            Eddie is loyal to Sue and Lily that is his right

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            Perhaps. But mum in law has no business capitalizing on their friendship to snark at Eddie for something so personal. Kinda fame hoe-ish. Anyone remember his beloved birth mother in all of this. His birth family is quietly handling this complete gutting. His married family is babbling info no one needs to know, hear. I’m afraid Chris couldn’t live with his mistake.

          • flankton

            so just so you know the list of who went to the service today…

            All of SOUNDGARDEN
            Dave grohl
            Hetfied and ulrich
            Navarro
            Perry Farrell
            Jerry Cantrell
            Tom morello
            Joe Walsh
            Brad Pitt

            These people dropped everything and paid their respects to a god

          • InterestedinFacts

            those people were in LA the west coast or even in the US. Eddie is in europe and has been for a while. Give it a break

          • lilac moon

            Ok but a lot of other guys didn’t went (the rest of AIC,metallica,foo fighters, pearl jam,audioslave). This wasn’t a ” you must go or you hated Chris cornell ” type of thing.

          • ejnz

            I saw a picture of the AIC lead singer. And Inez was reported to have been there.

          • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

            His real birth family? Only Peter. Sigh.

          • Mark B

            Are you SERIOUS? I can make a list twice the size of your little 13 person thing you just posted, and I will NOT INCLUDE THE SAME ONES YOU LISTED. Just so YOU KNOW>>>>> there were many, many more people there than that clown!

          • flankton

            Dude this is from like months ago lol

          • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

            You sir need to eat a fish bi**h! My cousin just passed away last Thursday. Same age as me, and I am not attending his service. Not because i don’t want to but it takes a lot of strength to attend one especially when it has turned into nothing more than a f***king publicity event! Just like it is the Dr’s fault for prescribing Ativan to Chris, now it is EV’s fault for deciding not to make contact as of this point.

          • flankton

            Aww does it take a lot of strength? Poor snowflake. A 12 year old girl is stronger?

          • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

            It does but maybe not for a solitary such as yourself. You are a 12 year old girl that likely was molested.

          • Geri Medack

            You are one creepy and ignorant mother f,,,,,,,,r. You are commenting on this article over and over and over. Even more strange is the fact that you have an extremely unhealthy attachment to this singer/musician. Stop expecting the rest of the world to worship him as if he were something more than a man.

          • flankton

            Uh. You are responding to a comment thatbis two days old

          • Pmary Novak

            I’ve been (secretly) escorted out of my boyfriends Mother’s funeral, I can’t even pay my last respects, without being, kicked out, then I later found out, that it was my bf’s brother Who got me kicked out.

          • ANONYMOUS

            People are assholes, especially family members at funerals.

        • ANONYMOUS

          The posts the mother in law made were two days before the funeral. Maybe he didn’t go because he knew there would be a confrontation with her. Period.

    • Stone Gossardish

      This not only doesn’t help anyone, it may cause more pain, strain, and harm. What’s Matt Cameron going to think when someone points this his way. Unless this lady is nuts and everyone knows it, or Eddie’s a total C and everyone knows it, this rant is going to do anything but help.

      It’s really awful and counter productive.

      • hummingbirdmad

        honestly if you read CDAN or fluttergirl or a ton of old soundgarden fansites there is NO love for vicky or toni and today just pretty much proves why. she seems sincerely more upset that her deceased son in law’s rockstar friend isn’t coming to the funeral than the fact that there is a funeral to attend and that speaks leagues about her character and motivations.

        • Stone Gossardish

          On its face it looks so awful for the mother in law, it really does. So I can imagine that digging in deeper might make it even worse. Let’s see what happens Friday, but I’m sure that people are already upset by this becuase we’ve heard about it and read about it all day.

          There’s so many people out there who’ve been in a bit of a fog for the last 6 days, that won’t sleep so well tonight. Why would this lady be so selfish to spew all this, even if it was an understatement, is beyond me.

          • TheBigPicture

            So ghoulish. It makes me sick to my stomach. I seriously had thought all of this was an accident, but living with this madness could seriously take a toll on someone.

          • Stone Gossardish

            It really is upsetting to see what’s played out with this woman. That’s not a judgment on her necessarily, or picking a side. It’s just an acknowledgement that it is upsetting and it’s gotta be best for everyone involved in that situation if it just stopped in public.

          • CJames24x

            Absolutely. The constant need for adoration and drama. My heart breaks for Chris and what he must have had to deal with.

          • stardustmary

            Same here, judging from her tweets and how Vicky has done nothing to stop her, makes me think Chris wanted to escape, they were suffocating him πŸ™
            I don’t take the responsibility for his sobriety off of him, I just can sense there might not have been space to “breathe” with this kind of hyper-drama surrounding him. It’s so gutting πŸ™

          • InterestedinFacts

            agreed!

          • Trisjielle Centari

            No wonder Eddie Vedder didn’t show up. His mother-in-law is just the kind of person who would ruin a funeral by starting a fist fight and he knew that, she’s apparently from Greece and old school and he didn’t want to stain his best friends memory IMO

        • Joe Costigan

          The other day I was just doing a google search on why Chris and Susan Silver got divorced and came across some older forum thread where many of the people did not like his new wife. Their relationship obviously is not our business but the kind of remarks that are coming from her family are really not helping anyone. It’s alot of impulsive and emotional reactions without the censors. It really makes it more difficult for everyone from the family to his friends and all of his fans.

          • LdyBozz

            I saw the same things. Also she made sure contact between his first kid & Chris was very minimal. It makes me wonder if their relationship was becoming strained? He supposedly flew home that day & flew back in time for concert. She was last to talk to him. I also heard she’s gunning for Real Housewives type show. IDK maybe I’m just grasping at straws, still upset he’s gone.

          • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

            I hope that show statement isn’t true 😞

          • LdyBozz

            Me too.

          • We have no idea what was going on between Chris and his wife. The band members have to know everything. But, No one is talking. What if they were fighting on that last phone call that night? She’s not going to admit that publicly. Think about it! I hope not but I think the story on what happened is just beginning.

          • InterestedinFacts

            i totally agree with you not to mention the body guard involved. he was evidently the same bodyguard that came between Seal and Heidi Klum. This is just stranger by the minute

          • InterestedinFacts

            right and not to mention vicky’s brother got off on a manslaughter charge after driving drunk into a cab in manhattan. the gal in the cab died but he got off and got to go back to college in France. this family is shady

        • Gina

          “…she seems sincerely more upset that her deceased son in law’s rockstar friend isn’t coming to the funeral…”
          You are exactly right!

    • M.M.

      Unhinged indeed! Who is she to call him out? And it makes no sense to me that a week ago when the news broke, the family requested their privacy be respected, but yet wife keeps releasing statements to the press and that open letter to Chris and now her mother does this??? Baffling…

      • flankton

        What you are realizing is you didn’t know chris. This guy sang the ave Maria. He worshipped Jesus. He was a much more spiritual and loving than any other Seattle guys. Especially dude bro vedder. It’s not surprising the wives are opposites. There is a huge gap between Pearl Jam fans and latter day chris Cornell fans. I’ve noticed it for years. The gap couldn’t be wider

        • M.M.

          Ok. I’m not sure what Chris being spiritual or a perceived “gap” in his fan base has to do with the contradictory actions of the family asking for privacy but then being all up in the media at every opportunity during the past week.

          • flankton

            The mother in law says he hasn’t contacted the family. And Your wife typically is an extension of your shadow. Chris was besties with brad Pitt. He worshipped Jesus. He hated hippies. All I’m saying is this isn’t surprising to me. I expect his wife to be the polar opposite of Eddie vedder s wife. It makes sense.

          • M.M.

            It only makes sense in a fantasy world where someone presumes to know everything about Cornell and his family, Eddie Vedder, his wife, Brad Pitt, their spiritual beliefs and broadly categorizes people, “hippies” “snowflakes…” (yup, I’ve seen your other comments elsewhere in this discussion)

          • flankton

            I consider the internet a fantasy world

          • InterestedinFacts

            He is in touch with his family just not the one you want it to be!

          • Pmary Novak

            If he hated hippies, then how come, Chris was talking to Jimmy page, who was in the English band, Led Zeppelin, which happens to be a hippie band, back in the. 60’s?

          • flankton

            Led Zeppelin was the opposite of a hippy. See chris interview with Marc Maron. I can see this page is filled with people who have no idea what they are talking about

          • jamey

            i think a member of the pearl jam contigent did show up there..vedder is on tour alone…..i was glsd to see the nirvana contigent there..they above all know sadly first hand how this works

        • InterestedinFacts

          He was obvioulsy reaching out to his family with the song, just not that part of his family and that is his choice and his right. maybe just maybe Eddie knows a little more than you think?

        • Anna Amso

          At no point has Eddie Vedder been anything resembling a ‘dude bro’.

          • Janiece Desmond

            huh?

          • Janiece Desmond

            say what?

          • Anna Amso

            What’s your confusion? I’m replying to flankton’s post that calls EV a dude bro.

        • ANONYMOUS

          You’re not a friend and dont know ANYTHING that’s transpired between the two. So stop injecting your assumptions.

          • flankton

            this comment you are replying to is a whole day old. But just so you know I stand behind everything I have wiritten. You will not silence me Centauri. Ahahahaha. Kaboosh. Blow your mind!

          • DME

            go back on your meds, psycho, before you hurt yourself.

        • Janiece Desmond

          I believe the Taliban are killing our celebs and these are terrorists attacks being covered as suicides. I think Ed is playng it safe…be smart people

        • DME

          you sound like such a moron.

        • PearlGarden

          What do you mean by “a huge gap”? Most people I know who are fans of one are fans of the other.
          Eddie not attending the service is understandable, whether to avoid the superficiality of LA and the ridiculous spectacle of it all, or because for him, a funeral is too final. It really is not for anyone to judge or criticize one way or the other. Eddie may have had a hard time accepting that Chris was gone, like so many of us. Personally, I still can’t say the words.
          It may have taken some time, but Eddie did pay tribute to Chris and it was obvious that Eddies heart is broken.

          • flankton

            Ehh. I’m over this now. Old news.

      • InterestedinFacts

        the wife is a PR person. she knows how to play the game. her “open letter” to him was beyond self serving and ridiculous

        • Kristen Gunderson

          As a publicist, she could have let her Mom know wearing a tiara to the funeral was…….odd.

          • InterestedinFacts

            did she really…. wow

          • Kristen Gunderson

            My error, a friend pointed out it was Linda Ramone with the tiara. Wanted to clarify.

          • InterestedinFacts

            i saw that too. i just did not remember where you commented this. another whacked out loon

        • dakotablue

          Reminds me of the “open letter” Mary wrote to Rolling Stone after Scott died, pretty much trashing him and saying he didn’t love his kids. I believe it was printed on the day of his funeral. Wonderful timing, right? But I think these warped people on the fringe of a star’s life see their time in the spotlight is over and they just wanna grab a little more…

          • Kay B

            I am a Scott fan and I completely agree and thought the same. They say nasty things after they are gone about them or their friends but of course proudly wear the last name that made the money and had the talent.

          • InterestedinFacts

            how terribly sad. i had no idea. That is just abysmal. He did love his kids as is evidenced in the will he left for them…. I think you are right about warped people…. and she could have been hurt and in shock. maybe today she would not write something like this. this is the difference. a trained PR person vs an angry and shocked spouse who went through years of addiction with Scott maybe? just guessing and thinking cornell’s wife was a bit more evil?

        • Yvie Gomes

          Yes, that’s exactly what I think. She only spoke about herself. “You said I saved you” etc I haven’t seen nothing on that letter about Chris Cornell as a man!

      • Pmary Novak

        He’s gone, doesn’t that make his grieving wife, ….his widow?

        • M.M.

          Do you really not know the definition of widow or are you posting that to nitpick my choice of word? If it’s the former there’s a place for you to look up words you don’t understand. If it’s the latter, there’s about 250 other comments in this discussion that have misspellings and incorrect punctuation and grammar- you have a lot of work ahead of you.
          For the record, the use of either widow or wife is technically allowed but if you look at the history of the word and death/burial etiquette, the terms “widow” and “widower” (for a man whose wife is deceased) are used once the funeral services are completed- which they were not when I originally posted my comment.
          Question answered??????

        • M.M.

          Is this a real question or are you just trying to be snarky? Because if you don’t know the definition of widow there are places you can look that up. But if you’re just nitpicking my word choice, please be aware that there are about 250 other comments in this discussion with misspellings, incorrect punctuation and/or incorrect grammar- including yours (both above and elsewhere in the forum).

      • JulleeJullee

        Maybe this Hollywood bullshit is why Eddie Vedder doesn’t wanna be involved and want to grieve in his own way. None of us know these people, and in times like these, we shouldn’t have to read her rants about Vedder not being human and karma is gonna get him, etc. I’m gonna speculate that his wife and mother in law are attention whores EVEN during mourning and they enabled him to take medication…or relapsing. I was sad! Now I’m like wtf?!

        • Kay B

          Eddie was smart to stay out of it to be honest. I think the people who showed up to the funeral are awesome don’t get me wrong. But Eddie is not all about that Hollywood scene and any disrespect that may come along with it. I’m sure Eddie agrees he should have been buried in Seattle.

          • jamey

            id bet a good amount of money chris is not buried there. ornif he is, it will be just a small amount of his ashes, and they this place for somewhere to the public to go and “grieve” so it dont trample the real place, or they kept ashes

          • Kay B

            Can only hope.

          • Iv

            pfffffffffffff he is a pussy

        • david

          I agree. Chris’ death affected Vedder greatly. Obviously! And he wanted to avoid the spotlight. Not to be the focus ….’the only grunge lead singer left’ and all that nonsense. He also likely wanted to grieve in private. May be in shock over the death and not able to discuss it with anyone including Chris’ children. Cornell’s m-i-law seems like a self-serving biatch. Hope his wife wasn’t of same sort. And for the record, Cornell’s wife has a horse face. Probably got it from her mother… Sorry! Truth must be told.

      • Kay B

        What is really sad is Chris deserves better than this! he deserves better than his children being included in photos and then not knowing what the mother-in-law is really going to say below it. He deserves better and should be buried in Seattle. I have a feeling his wife may have gone against what he would have preferred after his death.

    • I agree! She’s very angry. And to me she’s angry at the wrong person!! Chris was the one who broke weak & gave in to his Demons. Sorry but to me killing yourself is Easy. The hard part of Life is getting motivated to get up each day & work hard, for your family, to pay bills, etc. Then come home, go to bed, and do it over again the next day and the next. So easy to give up but WE don’t! We all have problems. But WE keep fighting, keep going, keep persevering to make a better life. That takes Courage!

      • Mow Skwoz

        Then you haven’t been suicidal.

    • Gina

      And she barely sounds literate.

    • InterestedinFacts

      Her tweets prior to his passing show her in the hospital for a “panic attack” what an attn seeking whore she is

    • Janiece Desmond

      oh shush it gossip queen

      • birdmadchicken

        Yeah you’re right throwing tantrums about Eddie Vedder and his wife days after your son in law dies is totally normal and should be applauded. It’s totally not mortifying and it’s totally the public’s business.

        • Janiece Desmond

          It is the public’s business when we are clearly being lied to and not told the truth in public tabloids and the news.

          • birdmadchicken

            Pretty sure Toni and Vicky are lying to us too

        • Janiece Desmond

          i was agreeing

  • Kooler Than Jesus

    Vedder should have probably called or written to Cornell’s family and should go to his funeral, but this woman should stay away from social media for a while, specially during these mourning days.

    • hummingbirdmad

      we probably shouldn’t dictate what Vedder should or shouldn’t do because we don’t know the whole story. Honestly after seeing Toni’s behavior on twitter i’d want to stay the hell away from her (and it sounds like her particular issue that spurred her tantrum today was that Vedder -did- reach out to Susan and Chris’ eldest daughter)

      • Kooler Than Jesus

        No matter what kind of relationship Vedder has with Cornell’s wife and mother-in-law, he should go to his funeral out of respect to his friend and his friends’ kids, that’s for sure what I would do if I was him and they were real friends, which is what they seemed to be.

        Obviously this woman’s words are not going to be well received and I really don’t know Vedder personally like I didn’t know Cornell, I’m just a fan who has followed them since the 90s, but if they were real friends and respected and liked each other so much, then yes, I think Vedder should attend to his funeral even if he has to cancel a couple of shows, like I guess that everybody else from Soundgarden, AIC and PJ that were close to him will attend, except if there is stuff that we just don’t know, but if they were friends they should go for their friend and for their friends’ kids and family, no matter what their relationship with his wife really is.

        • hummingbirdmad

          hey guess what, you don’t get to say what Eddie should or shouldn’t do. Maybe he doesn’t want to go to a funeral at one of the bigger tourist destinations in Hollywood when he has a show to play in Amsterdam that night, where Chris is being buried thousands of miles away from all of his family and friends. Maybe there are tons of reasons we don’t know why Eddie is staying away. Maybe no one is going to this funeral and that’s why Toni is freaking out on twitter and that’s why she posted the private invitation publicly on twitter so everyone would know when and where it was happening and could show up. Everyone grieves in their own way. Chris is gone, those are just ashes now.

          • Kooler Than Jesus

            I already said that I don’t know Vedder or how is his relationship with Cornell’s wife, I’m just saying that if a friend of mine died, specially in such a tragical way, I would attend his funeral no matter how bad was my relationship with his wife, I would go for him and for his kids.

            I’m an atheist, so I wouldn’t be worried about disappointing him or anything like that, I just would feel ashamed for myself if I didn’t go and I wouldn’t like to meet those kids when they grew up and asked me why I wasn’t there in such an extremely important and tragic moment of their lives.

            Vedder must have like a bazillion dollars, I’m pretty sure he could change a few dates of his european tour if he wanted to, even if he lost some money because of it, and I’m pretty sure his fans would understand it.

            And I would say exactly the same if Vedder had died instead and Cornell didn’t go to his funeral because he was touring or because he didn’t like Vedder’s wife.

            Just imagine that you were a family man (maybe you are) and you had three kids and you unexpectedly died and one of your friends didn’t attend your funeral to pay his respects to you and to be with your kids and tell them that they can count with him for anything, and that his excuse was work when he is a millonaire who could skip work anytime he wanted because he is his own boss, or that he just doesn’t like your wife, what would you think?

            I’m just saying that if that’s really what is happening in this case, Vedder is not behaving like a good friend would do. If there is anything else, any other reason I don’t know that explains why he has not called or written to those kids and that explains why he is not going to attend to Cornell’s funeral, then I guess he’ll talk about it in the future if he feels that he needs to, but in the meanwhile I can understand why Cornell’s family is angry and disappointed, even if they shouldn’t tweet about it.

        • janie noviello

          He should absolutely mourn his friend’s passing in whatever way he sees fit. He doesn’t need to make a ceremonial appearance to satisfy others.

    • c bemis

      and chris shouldn’t have fucking killed himself.

      • Kooler Than Jesus

        Of course, but he did, and we still don’t know why, but obviously he shouldn’t have killed himself, like Kurt shouldn’t have killed himself either and Staley and Weiland should have quit their bad habits and should have died un their 70s/80s/90s, but sadly they all have died too soon and there is nothing that can be done to change it.

    • Jay Parker

      When my mom died, my own father didn’t even call or offer any kind of condolences. His brothers and sisters came to her funeral but he sat in Toronto and said nothing to my brother or myself. Despite the past between my parents, I thought he would have at least reached out and contacted us. However, those who loved her attended the service, and there were even those who loved her who regrettably couldn’t make it. You know what I DIDN’T do? I didn’t go on social media and insult anyone over it. I was too busy grieving. In fact, when you’re that deep in grief condolences start to mean nothing. Every single “I’m sorry for your loss” sounded so empty to me. 😒

  • Stone Gossardish

    This is really an inappropriate line of attack from this lady. I’m sure she will regret it down the road. But it’s completely unfair to Eddie to blast away and make an assumption. How are we to know what level of contact Eddie has hand with the Cornell family. One would presume an extraordinary amount so far based on their history. Any issues w/in the Pearl Jam camp are very unlikely to have spread into a seminal friendship in rock history.

    It’s really too bad this lady had access to Twitter when she did. She’s hurt people with it, she’s embarrassed people, no doubt, and she’s hurt young people into the future. This was a terrible decision and lack of prudent thought in a highly emotional time. Taking that out on Eddie was a cold move.

    Yes, this may remind folk of David Spade and Chris Farley. That’s understandable given the circumstances. But this hurling of vitriol on Vedder seems like something Courtney Love might have done on her worst day. Bad form, which is too bad.

    • Nancy Snyder Flahive

      I honestly think she’s enjoying the attention and resents the fact that Eddie Vedder is trending as much as Chris Cornell on the internet as a result of Chris’s death.

      • Stone Gossardish

        That’s a good point. The irony is Eddie is trending for one reason: her.

        • Nancy Snyder Flahive

          Eddie is trending now b/c of this crazy lady, but he was trending as soon as news broke of Chris’s death. I’m not going to lie, I immediately thought of Eddie Vedder when I heard the news of Chris’s death. I will say it’s pretty obvious that Vedder has treated his body better than a lot of aging rockers. He also seems to have a happy/healthy family. Granted his wife is a gorgeous formal model, but I don’t think Eddie Vedder is hitting the needle or relying on Ativan. And Chris’s widow is so going to try and sue the makers of Ativan.

          • HollyWould

            Well he was found with fresh “tracks” on his arm so that lawsuit will be a dud…

          • Nancy Snyder Flahive

            The toxicology report is going to be really interesting. I dont know if the track marks story has been confirmed, but I think his manager or something more or less implied that he’d fallen off the wagon.

          • HollyWould

            Yes, very interesting… The “tracks” report actually came from the first responder’s report and Vicky has already commented publicly that earlier in the day when they were together in New York, the tracks were not there… Did you read the “actual” last conversation he had with her? He was pissed at his band and then she was confronting him about what drug he had used (other than Ativan) & then hung up on him to get help… Well Google it, its eery πŸ™

          • HollyWould

            Just a weird theory but why would a guy like CC have that kind of exercise band in his room?? That seems extremely odd and pre-meditated. It certainly makes for a good “disguised” tourniquet… How was he also (allegedly) in possession of something to shoot up and how if he went straight to the hotel? And has a body guard? I wonder if his trips on the road have hidden a demon he was still fighting, but that he kept secret… It seems like these stories share very little light because no one sees “it” coming but there were signs at the concert and surely the ride back to the hotel would have raised some concern? In hindsight anyway… Well, I really hope his inappropriate Monster In Law uses her Twitter account in the future to bring awareness to whatever led to this tragedy and that her failed attempts to vilify EV will cause her great regret… Her behavior is so self-seeking and appalling and bringing the children in to it is reprehensible….

      • Karen Cruse Little

        Yeah makes sense

  • Crazyjc69

    CHRIS’S mother inlaw is a nut if you think EDDIE is not greiving CHRIS’S death alot of his good friends/musicians are gone
    ANDREW (MOTHER LOVE BONE)
    LAYNE (ALICE IN CHAINS)
    MIKE (ALICE IN CHAINS)
    CURT (NIRVANA)
    STEFANIE (SEVEN YEAR BITCH)
    MIA (THE GITS)
    KRISTEN (HOLE

    • Not to mention the fans that died at Roskilde

      • hummingbirdmad

        yeah i mean didn’t he want to stop performing entirely after that?

    • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

      And his father

  • Raj

    Toni needs to dial it down, Eddie is probably so crushed like Kim and Ben they are probably choosing to stay quiet. I bet they are numb and it will take so long and even then they cannot wrap their heads around it. One of the first thing Dave Grohl after Kurt Cobain’s death Grohl went to Ireland and drove all by himself. Eddie needs to tour to get his mind off of things. Kiedis did not attend Slovak’s funeral. Everyone has their own way of dealing with pain.

    • Stone Gossardish

      Haven’t heard nearly a word from folks in Pearl Jam, AiC, Nirvana, Soundgarden. That speaks more to the depth of this tragic accident than anything. This a very major life event for these people and a huge event for the future of at least 3 major bands. Just a bad scene with this kind of misplaced rant.

      • Joe Costigan

        I was thinking that as well – I guess in this day and age everyone feels entitled to what is going on in others minds with social media. I really can’t imagine how the guys in PJ, AIC, Nirvana and Soundgarden feel – such a dark cloud over all of those bands and all of those guys have seen so many of their friends and bandmates pass away. I feel for all of them and appreciate their dignified and muted response to Chris Cornell’s passing. I have to imagine they are all surprised as the rest of us.

        • Stone Gossardish

          Exactly. This is such a major surprise and blow to a lot of people, but that community the hardest. I don’t see how that would skip over a few people’s heads. And unfortunately this lady lashing out will only hurt everyone a little bit more. It’s divisive at a time that community needs to come together.

          Look at Jeff and Stone, for example. This is their 2nd singer/close friend that’s died like this. That cannot be fun.

          • hummingbirdmad

            exactly, the bands that have made larger scale tributes or performed covers, they weren’t as emotionally invested and were paying tribute to Cornell the artist, not Cornell the person. There is a huge difference there.

    • Michelle Baba Raiford

      Agreed. Well said.

  • Maybe Ed is on the edge and certainly does not need metaphoric ativan right now? How many people have died in his life up to Chris? You have to give the benefit of the doubt that Ed is in a place of complete devastation more so than the common fan of a great musician and human being. Ed will come around and you will see that your words are just out of line at the moment. Step back, take a deep breath and think before you take to social media. Please.

    Words once spoken, can’t be taken back…..

    • Michelle Baba Raiford

      Exactly. Well said.

    • CJames24x

      Great point. Thank you.

    • John

      exactly. For all we know Eddie wants to f*uking die right now. Maybe the only thing keeping him from killing himself is the thought of next weeks’ tour. He needs this tour to help him swallow the pain. All eyes will be on that first show, and he knows it. THAT is where Eddie can speak his mind and have the world listen.

  • Michelle Baba Raiford

    Wow. It’s an emotional time. I hope long-standing relationships don’t get destroyed in the process of grieving. Personally, I’m not buying EV as a heartless monster. Twitter is a terrible place to air grievances. Best wishes to them all for peace.

  • Jackie Milom

    This makes me sad. I hardly doubt Eddie Vedder is a heartless monster that doesn’t care Chris died. I didn’t expect him to publicly say something or do a tribute to him right away or if at all. Because he doesn’t seem the type to grieve publicly. And yes people grieve differently and handle death differently. It’s very unfair to assume he doesn’t care. And if you’re grandchildren are really upset and aren’t saying anything (like you imply in these tweets) then maybe they should. I am sure Eddie would listen to small children who need someone. As you say he has kids of his own. I am sure he understands. And as far as going on tour and not being at Chris funeral. Maybe that is how he’s dealing with it. I’ve seen a lot of people who sang tributes to Chris who barely made it through the song without tears. It’s hard. And I think before everyone judges Eddie. We should wait and see. I’ve heard bad things and good things about the man. But regardless death is death. And will always be hard.

  • SeaOfSorrow

    She is a woman who is grieving and watching her child and grandchildren suffering. There were more tweets that were left off. Basically she said Eddie has not contacted anyone, especially the children. Apparently he was close with either Lily or Toni and Christopher. What set her off is that Eddie’s wife called Lily and said they would not be attending and it really tore Lily up. They don’t understand why a man who has been like an Uncle is not being there for them. Apparently there is bad blood between Vicky and Eddie’s wife. Apparently she attacked Vicky at some point. That is what I took from it all. People lash out when they are hurting, same as animals. It is all just sad.

    • Shane Larson

      you got this information about the bad blood on the twitter feed??

      • SeaOfSorrow

        Yes. She deleted the tweets directed at Eddie’s wife. There were quite a few.

    • Angie Gregory

      Wow, I could barely make out what she was saying. But what I did get from it seemed over the top!

  • John

    Ok, First of all…. No one loves Chris Cornell more than Eddie Vedder. Ok. I’m telling you. Did you see the reuinun of Temple of the Dog in 2014 when Eddie Vedder introduced Chris Cornell to the stage ?? Go watch it on YouTube. Watch Eddie. He is an empath. Do you know what that means ? so was Chris, and those guys were like brothers for 30 years. Eddie was Chris’ neighbor and joined him for Temple of the Dog because they sang together often and their voices were perfect together. WATCH Eddie introduce Chris to the stage. He’s almost in tears, because he has so much love and admiration for the guy. And that was when Chris was alive and well and standing on the same stage ! Eddie can NOT go to the memorial !! he was totally break down. I don’t think he gets along with Chris’ wife either, so why have to face her ? he is in more pain than ANYONE else right now over this I can assure you. He hasn’t made a public statement because he has no words…. only tears. I cried over Chris, and I never met him. Eddie is destroyed I promise you. and he can’t handle the memorial, and that’s no one else’s business but his. And besides, he knows Chris better than anyone and knows Chris would want him to go out and ROCK not stop and cry forever. I can guarantee you that Eddie IS going to tribute Chris, more than ANYONE else. He’s going to rock on tour, and you bet he’s going to get emotional and talk about Chris. He will play his songs. He will make the entire crowd on the entire tour drown in tears, and he will carry the torch. You wait and see. Eddie Veddie Loved Chris more than anyone else in the world, and he does know that he would be no-body without Chris Cornell. So please. Shut up. and let Chris rest in peace, and let Eddie deal with his pain, his way. Not yours.

    • astrocreep7

      I agree with this.

    • TheBigPicture

      AMEN JOHN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • hummingbirdmad

      this^^^^

    • PF

      Very well said!

    • kathy purdessy

      Right on! Leave Eddie the fuck alone! I lost my sister to hand gun suicide. Sudden and unexpected. There is no other grief like suicide grief. Give him his time and privacy. It’s a tough go. Let him mourn. And that will be for the rest of his life. Eddie will carry the touch for Chris…his way. The Vedder way. Insert middle finger.

      • damm jan

        Exactly, you nailed it John, I bet the monster in law and his wife were not even rock music fans, they are too shallow, they really like pop music, and they act like the Kardashian’s, what a nightmare for someone so complex like Chris Cornell, to have to deal with, she was probably nice at first, then the money and being in the spotlight made her true colors shine, and why isn’t he having his service in Seattle? Sad, really, his wife already making public statements, right after his death, I would be mourning not talking to anyone about him, she’s trash, her whole family is trash..

        • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

          Agree. That saved you statement is horrific.
          This wasn’t his family, family.
          Before he was a son in law, he was a son.
          Chris said he was tired and wanted to go home.
          I believe he’d had enough.
          High maintenance wears people down.
          Chris was simple, down to earth folk in spirit.
          Sigh. May he finally rest. In peace.

        • Right On!! Agree too that the service belongs in Seattle! Sounds like she wants to stay in Ritzy Glitzy L.A. instead of dreary grungy Seattle! What a Diva! No offense Seattle. I was born there, but moved to Cali, and Loved it!!

          • Trovoid

            “In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn. All I want for you to do is take my body home. Well, well, well, so I can die easy.”

        • Karen Cruse Little

          Nail on the head….and her alleged touching good bye letter sucked…didnt even sound right

          • Kristen Gunderson

            Smacks of Courtney Love all over again. So narcisstic. And that pointed line about him being alone. Suspicious.

    • kathy purdessy

      Agreed brother!

    • Artemis74

      Couldn’t have said it better!

    • Angel Sims

      Well said. Eddie doesn’t have to “publicly announce” how he feels about Chris’ passing. He is hurt and torn about it obviously, let him grieve and mourn in his own way. I have been crying over Chris since last Thursday, haven’t really stopped, I was a huge fan of him. So of course Eddie is probably a mess, but does the whole world have to know? What’s wrong with being silent about it? Give it time. She needs to stop and delete those ridiculous tweets.

      • John

        me too. every time I see his pic or hear his voice. Especially his cover of “nothing compares to you” that he did for Sirus radio, I can’t get through it without bawling my eyes out. that one and the take he did of “can’t change me” for the Wallmart soundcheck videos. haunting and beautiful. If you listen….. he changed the last line in that take to “I can see that she’s trying to grieve me” instead of “free me”. He was telling everyone all along.

        • Trovoid

          Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart even seems like it could apply to his second marriage. I figured the lyrics and hanging in the video were just part of his storytelling nature. It does seem like there were some signs now. From his strange performance with Audioslave at the anti-inauguration ball to his last show with Soundgarden. And how he was always keeping busy and paying tribute to his past (re-issues, reuniting with old bands, etc..) But it’s easy to look into things now that he is dead. Still can’t make sense of this.

      • Agreed! I feel your pain and I’m sorry for your sadness. So many questions, emotions, thoughts, it’s truly depressing and We’ve Never met him! The best thing we can do is never forget him and continue to listen to his great music. πŸ™‚

        • Angel Sims

          Yeah unfortunately. It’s so hard to accept people’s death. I listen to his music everyday!

          • Kristen Gunderson

            I still can’t:(

      • ANONYMOUS

        Yeah, but his fans, we will remember his bitch mother-in-laws-posts forever.

    • flankton

      I disagree. Best friends call out of work to go to their best friends funeral.

      • John

        but…. it’s not a funeral. it’s a Hollywood celibration of life that will be telivised by TMZ. why would Eddie want to go hang out with people he doesn’t like, that he might even blame for letting Chris slip away on pills ? Eddie’s girl doesn’t get along with Chris’ wife so there’s that too. Uncle Eddie doesn’t want the kids to see him coming unglued. he’ll make them more emotional and he knows it, because he’s an Empath. Chris would want him to go out on tour and that’s what he’s doing starting Saturday. and he will carry the tourch and Tribute Chris more than anyone. But he’s not ready. it’s only been a week. he’s in his bed curled up crying his eyes out like the rest of us that had our souls touched by Chris Cornell. Only X 1,000,000,000. Eddie hates the Hollywood Crowd, and not only will it be telivised but only people Chris didn’t like ( excluding his wife and kids ) will be there. None of Chris’ real friends are going.
        Kim Thayil – Not Going
        Matt Cameron – Not Going
        Mike McCready – Not Going
        Jeff Ament – Not Going
        Ben Shepherd – Not Going
        Stone Gossard – Not Going
        Matt Chamberlain – Not Going

        why is everyone picking on Eddie ? who’s probably the most destroyed person on this planet over this ? he can’t do it. and I don’t blame him one bit.

        • flankton

          Oh I thought it was a funeral.

        • nomad

          Where did you get that information that all of those other people aren’t attending? Just curious.

        • M.M.

          I don’t think everyone is picking on Eddie- just Toni Karayiannis and flankton. Dude has posted illogical and presumptuous all over this discussion.

        • flankton

          Just so you know. Literally everyone except Eddie vedder was there. So your post is innacurate. Plus Navarro, Cantrell, grohl, hetfield, morello, all of soundgarden was there

        • Lou Who

          You may want to update that list. Some of the people that you said arent attending did attend and gave a eulogy.

          • John

            I live near Seattle, my label president is good friends with Matt Charmberlain. He called him last Thursday to see how he was doing. Matt told him he wasn’t going to the service and also said the other guys wouldn’t be their either. But, that was a week ago. These guys are all on an emotional rollercoaster right now. There is a lot of finger pointing going on and anger in the air. Which is normal when someone loved commits suicide. Just telling you what I was told. Obviously the guys decided to go to pay respect and were able to be in LA at the time. But did you see Kim’s face ? he didn’t want to be there you could tell.

        • Mark B

          @John

          Kim Thayil – Not Going
          Matt Cameron – Not Going
          Mike McCready – Not Going
          Jeff Ament – Not Going
          Ben Shepherd – Not Going
          Stone Gossard – Not Going
          Matt Chamberlain – Not Going
          Can you try again please?

      • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

        yea they call out of their f**king day jobs. He is in Amsterdam for Christ sakes

    • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

      Yessss. He’s in pain, and we all do pain differently.

    • Great Post! We don’t know for sure but your analysis makes sense. Eddie is supposed to start his Tour this Saturday night in Amsterdam I believe. He will no doubt be full of emotion in the beginning, and probably cry. But after that, Let the Rocking Begin!!!

      • John

        being a guitarist and singer myself I can assure you that it will be the other way around. PJ will come out and rock first, blast the crowd with a few good ones to get warmed up and over nerves. that’s every band every show. after that he’ll address the crowd, and possibly talk about Chris. Or, later in the set he’ll have some acoustic songs ready to go and that’s when he will talk about Chris. But definately rockin’ first. to set the tone .

        • That makes more sense Man! Wonder if we can see the feed Live somehow. If not, highlights the next day!

          • John

            oh I’m sure all the networks will take advantage of this Tradgedy for ratings. Everyone will be watching Eddie, knowing he hasn’t made a public statment yet. And people will post cell phone clips on YouTube 2 minutes after, so I’m sure we’ll all get to see it sooner than later.

          • Sad and Confused

            don’t hold your breath Iceman. I just read the advisory on Pearl Jam’s site. Cell phones and the like are prohibited during the performances, due to the “intimate nature” of Eddie’s solo shows…

        • Sad and Confused

          John, Eddie is touring Europe solo, without the rest of Pearl Jam. It will be mostly an acoustic show. I assume he will be doing a lot of talking between songs, as he usually does, especially when he plays solo. I am really looking forward to seeing him perform and hopefully hearing what he has to say…I just wish the circumstances were different. I bought my tickets weeks ago, and was looking forward to it being a happy event. Now, I expect it will be rather somber, at best.

          • John

            That I didn’t know. Solo ? That is going to be morbid. Not really a big fan of Eddie’s acoustic stuff. But definately want to see what he has to say.

          • Sad and Confused

            John…his solo shows are just great. I saw him solo in London in 2012 with special guests including Glen Hansard and Roger Daltrey. It was one of the best shows of my life (and I’ve seen a lot of great bands…) If you haven’t seen it already you can check out the film called “Water on the Road”. It is a film documenting a full solo show and some great back stage stuff. I believe it is on youtube…Here’s a clip I really like from the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rH1lbSTZ1Gk I hope you enjoy it.

    • John

      What do we give our heros? A week ago we lost one of the most brilliant,
      talented, humble selfless person to walk the earth. Chris Cornell
      helped cancer patients, had a foundation for abused children and saved
      the world from dispare with his words and voice. It was as if the angels
      dipped his vocal cords in honey to ease the pain of everyone who ever
      heard him sing. He carried that weight. More of a burden than a gift.
      But he gave us his all and served us all for decades. But
      what did we give him? A new generation of brainless robots pointing
      cell phones at him on stage instead of being part of the show, always
      worried about what we wanted asking for autographs and photos and not
      one person would put their own self intersts aside and just say ” thank
      you for sharing that performance with us Chris, and by the way… how
      are YOU doing ? How are YOU feeling? Is there anything i can do for you ?
      ” He was a human being and we ignored his needs. We forgot how to be a
      part of his shows with cell phones held high and no stage diving. We
      killed everything Chris Cornell loved and we should be ashamed of
      ourselves . Remember this next time someone gives their whole life to
      getting you through YOUR shit. Even if its with music. R.I.P. Chris
      Cornell.

      • Totally True! I think a telling sign was at his final performance in Detroit. He seemed agitated and fed up when he had to tell the crowd in the back balcony to “Stand the F**k Up!!!” Several times he said this. I also can’t believe that nobody from the band, the crew, whoever, made sure he wasn’t alone that night and hung out with him or kept him occupied, considering his past & present issues.

        • John

          yup. mindless robots with cell phones, no more mosh pits, no more stage diving, no one cares about sh*t anymore, we’re all being programmed to become mindless slaves. Chris saw it, and hated it, and was trapped in that day in day out, and I think he was really disappointed with Detroit crowd saying he was bragging about them for 30 years, and now look at us. We don’t get into a show…. we stand there and film it on a cell phone. It’s pathetic. we need to start a new trend and make cell phones less a part of life, especially at concerts. I remember when I saw Van Halen in 07 when they got Roth back. I tried video recording the whole time and got kicked out cuz I had a palm cam instead of a cell phone. I totally wasn’t going to bootleg, I just wanted it for my collection and everyone else was video taping too. Head security guy let me back in cuz I was cool and not drunk and checked my camera at the desk….. but I missed Hot for Teacher! one song I SHOULD have been there to see, and I missed it because I was trying video. and the video sound was so sh*tty anyways, that it totally wasn’t worth it. So, now I don’t film at concerts. I try to get into the show more. Get other people going, singing along, rockin’ out. but the world has changed, and Chris was tired of being trapped in it, and his new hollywood life that took him away from his roots. He said it. “She can’t… change… me “

          • John

            apparently he was also pissed at the sound guys he couldn’t hear himself singing and blew his voice out and told his wife he was really pissed off about it because they had 4 days to fix it and it was worse. That might explain why he left the stage for several minutes and left the band to improv, then seemed upset when he came back out and made a gesture to move things along then went into the next song.

      • John

        R.I.P. Chris Cornell ” No One Sings Like You Anymore “

    • Persona Nongrata

      Couldn’t have said it better myself.

    • InterestedinFacts

      BEAUTIFUL!!!!

    • HollyWould

      Finally a sensible post… Nice John πŸ™‚

    • Aston Vox

      My words is your words bro, I bet like you no one suffer more than Eddie in this moment, Chis and Eddie was brother for at least 30 years, I never been Chris show, but I confess for all of you, in this week I cry all this days, listen all Chris albuns , I cry like as Chris was part of me, like Chris was part of my life, and now he pass away, I can’t imagine what Eddie feels and pain in this week.

      • John

        me too. can’t hold back the tears especially when I hear his cover of “nothing compares to you” he did at sirus radio studios. or the acoustic version of “can’t change me” he did for Wallmart soundcheck video. I never saw Chris live either, was going to see soundgarden this year after waiting all my life to see him. I should have gone sooner. A piece of everyone who was a real fan died last week. The world will suffer without Chris Cornell. And we only have ourselves to blame with our new generation of mindless robots holding up cell phones at concerts instead of stage diving and being a part of the show. We killed everything that Chris loved. I am completely broken this week, so I can’t even imagine how Eddie must be feeling. I’m guessing he’s angry as well as sad. The hollywood crowd took Chris away from his roots, and let him slip away with depression and pills and not one person around him took notice or stopped to ask how he was doing. Such a shame, Chris was there for everyone in the world, but no one was there for him when he needed it.

  • Shane Larson

    Great women..instead of taking care of your daughter and grand children, you spend all day trashing Vedder on freaking twitter. WTF is this word coming to??

    • Angie Gregory

      Agreed, over the top.

  • Lucky Neko

    Vedder will not postpone any of his shows on tour because he figured that it will be a big loss for his tour investment financially. Doing business in Europe is steep and costly. So he’d rather choose Amsterdam than Hollywood Forever Cemetery, even if it was Chris Cornell’s funeral. No other fake stories, rumors or conjectures please. It’s a money thing. And that’s all there is.Unfortunately.

  • RUFKM?

    Somebody needs to get their mom off Twitter….

  • Lucky Neko

    Hah, I think Vedder will grieve more for the money he will lose if he doesn’t push through with the tour.

    • hummingbirdmad

      oh stop, he has insurance for things like this

  • Hilary Holloway

    Insane thinking on her part.. omg, Eddie didn’t care about Chris, bc he hasn’t splashed his sadness on social media.. WTF? She should be concerned with her daughter and grandchildren then how many famous friends have and have not mourned him.. crazy,crazy,crazy…. I feel bad for Chris’s kids..

    • Jay Parker

      Right? Eddie of all people – the rockstar with little to no social media presence. The man who has always avoided the spotlight. The super sensitive and emotional man who just lost one of his best friends. As if Eddie should have called TMZ and invited them to his house so they could film him crying just so Toni here could sleep better at night. SMH.

    • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

      She couldn’t have just texted this all to Ev? Why involve us? Draaaaaama

  • c bemis

    fuck that B. she should be ranting about Chris leaving, not Eddie.

  • Chuck Hiker

    Hmm… sounds like a personal issue.

  • Tracey Mills

    Screw you lady. Everybody mourns in their own way and it’s every person’s own business how they get through these tough times. This is between Eddie and Chris…and Chris is gone.

  • autumnal poets

    Honestly, who cares what Eddie thinks or does. Talent wise, Eddie Vedder sucks in comparison to Chris and it would have been better if he had died. He only has one good album, a few good songs, and an irritating personality. The mediocre tend to live the longest, which is why the Foo Fighters are still around. The only living contemporaries who are actually on Chris’ level at this point are Jerry Cantrell, Sean Kinney, Mike Inez, and Kim, Ben, and Matt from Soundgarden. AIC and Soundgarden always were the superior bands of the “Seattle Four” group they got lumped into. From my perspective as a fan, only their words and grief mean anything at this point (though I do also feel sorry for his wife and kids). That being said, there is probably some truth to what the mother-in-law is saying. But somebody needs to take away her Twitter account, please. Tired of this family and their drama, Chris had other family and friends who are hurting too without word vomiting all over social media.

  • Breath and a Scream

    Anyone who is familiar with Eddie knows that he is very sensitive and can easily realize Chris’s death has been horrible on him. Look how hard Kurt’s death was on him and they were barely friends. I am sure Eddie regrets not being able to go the funeral in LOS ANGELES but maybe he feels Chris would want the show to go on.

    • sunmoonflower

      This is what must be so incredibly hard for Eddie. Surely he’s lost in grief. Plus, aware of how this is one more tragic loss. And as a performer the show must go on…Chris gave it his all, and Eddie does too.

    • TheBigPicture

      Performing and being with so many mutual fans of Chris is exactly where he needs to be (in my assumption). Not at the media circus of a funeral this woman is trying to create. She is bitching about it like he was the biggest donor that was coming to their fundraiser but backed out. What the hell, woman?? So freaking sad. Focus on what’s important! This is NOT it.

      • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

        Omg on point

        • Kristen Gunderson

          And then she wears a tiara to the service. Perfect.

  • Donna Jones

    I don’t like speaking I’ll of people but that woman is one self centred, attention seeking, media grabbing wannabe. Always has been and even in the wake of Chris” death she is still trying to make it about her. Shame on her. It makes me feel so sad.

    • hummingbirdmad

      oh god like her ghoulish letter she’s sending to anyone who will print it that’s all about her?

    • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

      She needs to slow down, spell check, and take less of whatever she’s on. πŸ–•πŸ»

    • Karen Cruse Little

      Yeah…she acts like Chris was her son….he was the ” son in law”…no blood relation to this woman

  • sunmoonflower

    This was such an unfortunate drama for everyone involved. But you alternativenation didn’t need to embed Tweets in my opinion anyway. How does that help anyone? Those who have followed this on Twitter saw it and that was enough. There seems to be regret at various levels. None of the parties need this floating around in perpetuity making a circus of this tragic event and people’s emotions.

    • Toad Wallop

      Media doesn’t care about anything but the almighty dollar. To answer your question, it helps AN get clicks, lots of them. This is the most comments I’ve seen on here in a long time. The first I’ve commented in a year. I still read the occasional article on here though. You can’t really blame them for trying to make money.

      • sunmoonflower

        Yes, agree with you on that but I hope we don’t all sink so low with them. The debate is about a very personal matter but it’s actually good to see people pushing the boundary back to a respectable and reasonable standard.

  • JoelS

    Damn, Twitter is a plague. Suicide is one of the worst things a family can go through, so I understand this woman’s state of mind is probably in shreds right now, but this rant should have been ignored by Alt Nation. You’re punching down in an already tragic situation. I regret clicking will not be clicking on any similar headlines from now on. Poor taste.

  • Drivingtheview

    I still have friends ask me why I don’t post my text messages & random thoughts on the internet

  • Karmaniac

    This woman seriously needs to shut it and show some respect for CC and his friends. No one should have to explain themselves, or appear for her roll call and have their personal grief approved by this meddling mil! I can only imagine what he had to endure.

    • ANONYMOUS

      What really bothered me was the way Chris’ fans were kissing up to her, agreeing with her. Sickening!

  • Jon Waldron

    My OPINION……

    If eddie called chris’ red phone just after he got to heaven and said, ”
    damn brother, what do i do now?”

    i feel chris would say, go sing your ass off man, and fuck anybody who tells you what you SHOULD do, do what you want to do, my memory is not going anywhere, and if you need me, just look up, ill be right there.

  • CJames24x

    Vedder knows that if he cancels a concert, many people lose their paychecks. His fans are most likely fans of Cornell’s and hearing the music would be consoling. Of all the things to tweet about, this woman goes on and on obsessing over something she should let her daughter handle.

  • Jay Parker

    Over a dozen tweets in a matter of hours?? Maybe put the phone down Toni and go be with your grieving granddaughters then. Condolences aren’t something that come with an expiry date. Holy hell woman it’s only been one week. I’ve spent that week feeling empty and numb, with no words to describe the loss of a man and musician I admired and I didn’t even know Chris. Can you bloody imagine how Eddie must be feeling?!?! At least most of these selfish tweets are unintelligible so hopefully Ed and the rest of the guys don’t take them too seriously. And even if Ed wasn’t leaving for​ Europe in a matter of DAYS, can you blame someone who is incredibly shy and personal for not attending a funeral 1000 miles away from where they live?? Get your head out of your ass Toni…. This is awful and insensitive.

  • PF

    This woman is a bit unhinged. Twitter is not the place to vent about family affairs- matters which should be kept private. I see the kind of family that Cornell married into now. Famemongers! Eddie Vedder will grieve in whatever way that he deems fit!

    • dakotablue

      Sounds like her grief is making her lash out at anything and everything.

      • PF

        That is true, but it seems like she was always a bit like that anyway! RIP Chris.

  • soulglow

    Well, it’s pretty obvious what caused at least some of Mr. Cornell’s depression…his self-absorbed, narcissistic, overbearing, materialistic, drama-loving wife and mother-in-law. It must have been hell for that poor man.

    • Karen Cruse Little

      Yeah the truth comes out ….no wonder he couldnt take it anymore….everything he hated

  • kaceyshea

    What a nice way to honor your son in law!This woman is certifiable. She gets off on the drama and being the center of attention.

  • I’lljumpin

    Without knowing the hearts and minds of anyone involved,three things stand out: 1. an OPEN letter from wife, 2. twitter attacks on EV from MiL, and 3. Hollywood Cemetary burial for a Seattle grunge guy. It reeks of glory-grabbing and sensationalism. But, hey, maybe this is how grieving looks to some.

    • stardustmary

      I so agree, it all smacks of the very opposite of Chris’s essence. I feel more sympathy for him now after seeing all this cringe πŸ™

      • Nancy Snyder Flahive

        Look at the mother-in-law’s attire (a fucking tiara) at the funeral. This wasn’t a funeral for Chris Cornell, but an opportunity to dress up for the cameras. I loved Chris Cornell, but the Chris Cornell I loved would be buried in Seattle.

    • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

      Thought the burial site was verrry odd too

      • Karen Cruse Little

        Yeah weird….he wasnt hollywood

    • HollyWould

      Odd too that today of all days Vicky released the “entire last conversation” to the media… a much more detailed play by play. But why today??

    • Karen Cruse Little

      You’re good! Great points

  • Stevie Jay Elmm

    Grew up with the Seattle bands. Don’t listen to them as much anymore…getting older and other music of the past gets to me more but Eddie Vedder seems like a decent guy and maybe he doesn’t want to show up in LA LA land and be around all these fake Cornell friends. I’m sure the internet trolls will make a bunch of Illuminati conspiracy sites dedicated to Eddie sacrificing Chris now for fame even though all these great bands of my youth had fake over 20 years ago. What a great scene of singers though in general. Chris Cornell huge fan. So glad I got to see Soundgarden in 2011. Sad to hear what happened to him. Didn’t know the guy at all of course but his death kind of surprised the crap out of me. I loved his first solo album. When I’m Down is a great song. I wish he did more songs with the piano. I was 13 when Kurt died and when Layne Staley died that sucked but he was out of the scene and music for so long due to his addictions sadly. Chris seemed to have it together but that’s always in front of the camera. I dated someone who had to take all these pills for Lyme Disease and I never agreed with the treatment protocol that she decided to go with but within a year or so I saw a beautiful woman ( I mean beautiful! ) go from sunny, smiling, happy, outgoing to dark, locking herself in the house and buying into all these new age awareness stuff. Ativan was one of her pills. At this time I will miss hearing his music that could of been but I also wish my prayers to his 3 children. That sucks the most. Kids without a parent at a young age. This twitter rant is very immature and pathetic. You expect it from teenagers but not grown adults. Find other ways to express discomfort.

  • Stevie Jay Elmm

    They are just bands we become fans of. They have lives as well. How do we know that Jerry Cantrell and Eddie Vedder haven’t spoken yet or that the remaining members of AIC, Nirvana, Soundgarden…Pearl Jam etc haven’t reached out to each other. They came from a time before the internet rapid speed. Probably one of the last music scenes that were popular that did (Besides the late 90’s I guess) Cameron Crowe (Think I spelt his name right) even said way back in the early 90’s doing the Singles movie that when Andy Wood died he can see how the bands were a tight bond there compared to the LA scene which was and forever will be a fake scene anyway.

  • p.

    Is English not her first language? Or second?

    • Diana

      She’s greek.

  • Von

    Who has the right to tell ANYONE how to grieve? So now Twitter is the only way to show sympathy?

    • flankton

      I think it’s pathetic Eddie hasn’t called the family. I’ve always known he was a fake

      • stardustmary

        Flankton sounds like Toni’s altar, lol.

  • out_by_the_lake

    I think Grandma wants a reality show. If those kids are hurt it is because of the piss poor way adults are handing the situation. Full stop.

    • I’lljumpin

      Or maybe you mean, “Fool, stop!”

    • Kristen Gunderson

      And wearing a tiara to the service???? What????

  • Andrew Taylor

    What a psycho!!

  • Dysnomia

    I can’t even make any sense of those tweets. Obviously she is very emotional and using Twitter in the worst way possible, the way we all have to be careful not to. I agree with the site, shel will probably remove the, when she calms down, but the damage is already done.

    • flankton

      No. Hopefully Eddie read these and realized his error and called the family immediately. That’s what chris would have done. If Eddie is such an empath he would have already called the kids. Or maybe it’s true what Kurt told us all decades ago. Vedder is a fake.

      • Dysnomia

        Maybe so, but my point is that Twitter isn’t the place to have your meltdown, just like birdmadchicken says below.

  • nomad

    This doesn’t seem so much like an off the cuff grief rant as it does long-felt resentments finally spilling out. Sometimes the ugly comes out after someone dies.

  • flankton

    Well I’ve always thought Eddie vedder was a see you next Tuesday. Never liked him or his music. Kurt didn’t either. But I realize that most normal well adjusted people enjoy Pearl Jam arena rock so I’ve learned not to talk smack. I agree with the mother in law. I would have expected them all to be there. Kind of surprised vedder didn’t postpone the dates for this cornell funeral. maybe they weren’t best friends. My best friend would drop everything to be at my funeral.

    • stardustmary

      I hate liberalism and even I think your post is horseshit. I’ve never seen anyone act with such a lack of class and tact at the time of a family death , Toni K needs to be told to stfu.
      Could you ever imagine Chris condoning this kind of public crap, lol? Not a chance.

      • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

        Kurt was an asshole

      • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

        It is despicable. All about them. Me, me, look at me.
        Was Chris used for fame? Is the suicide a result of realizing that?

    • one-trackmind

      While it’s true that Kurt Cobain was often critical of Pearl Jam, if you’ve even seen PJ’s “Twenty” documentary there are interview clips of Kurt calling Eddie a “beautiful person” and “a friend.”

      • flankton

        Yeah the social pressure to love Eddie vedder is strong.

        • Sad and Confused

          That’s just ridiculous!

    • Sad and Confused

      Actually…once Kurt got to know Eddie he said publicly that he thought Eddie was a good guy. Watch the film Pearl Jam 20. It’s all there.

  • dbeecooks

    All I can think is misplaced anger……………………………

    • flankton

      Nah. Vedder should be at the funeral. If he hasn’t called the kids yet like she says, he is a huge dbag

      • BeeBee.BeeLeaves

        Why? To have a scene. Maybe Vedder is flaming mad at his friend driven to suicide? Just maybe he is that mad.

  • dakotablue

    People need to be free to grieve in their own way. Eddie will probably talk about Chris and dedicate at least one song to him (although it’s hard to sing around a giant lump in your throat). Maybe he’ll even write a song about him. Time will tell.
    When my mom died, my best friend had to work and couldn’t attend her memorial. I have never held that against her in the slightest because I know she loved my mom. Heart means more than gestures.

  • disqus_TJfuQgOVX2

    She’s trash.

  • Mike

    k

  • Isringhausen

    maybe Eddie knew Cornell relapsed on heroin and was pissed off at him…Rightfully so

  • Mike

    To The Family of Chris Cornell,
    I can’t fully understand what you’re going thru but I’m sure it is likely incomparable to any pain you’ve ever felt. Something so terrible. To all of you: Chris gave so much not just thru his music but also his efforts to help others. I am so, so sorry for your loss. I can understand your anger Ms. Toni K, but from my heart I can tell you…..Eddie Vedder is in No Way not attending Chris’s funeral out of any disrespect or minimization of the significance of it. I know you are hurt Ms. Toni K, and I know you loved Chris very much as well as your daughter and grandkids, but please take my word on this one. As a fan of Chris and Eddie for 25 years……Eddie not going is not a slight. Like Chris, he is a good man with something to give that is rare. Please don’t have your family believe what you seem to believe. Any Pearl Jam fan would testify to this truth. Once again, I am so sorry for Chris’s passing. I will miss him.
    With Love,
    Mike

  • Billy K

    This whole thing is insane! Was always a huge cornell fan, with everything he’s done. I just seen him a little over a year ago when he played the beacon by himself, what a mind blowing amazing show! I seen soundgarden probably close to a dozen times too and they were always amazing. I never had a chance to see audioslave. I have nothing but good things to say about chris on his music, who I thought he was and how he projected himself in all his worlds, I wI’ll always remember him as such. I mourn for him and will for a long time if not always, so unbelievably sad but one of my first thoughts was and will probably will always be about his children. I feel for his wife, his loved ones past and present, anyone who was close with him but most of all his beautiful innocent children. We don’t know yet and might never know what really happened, we will never know what was going on in his head either? Whether it was drugs, depression, mental illness or a combo of all but I am shocked and hurt to think of how his end happened. I’ve listened to him talk live, read and watched in interviews, followed him his whole career and always thought he was a down to earth guy. As real as they come but it goes to show you that you really just can never tell what’s going on unless someone chooses to share it. With that said I need to say that even with some of the posts here I’m reading I disagree with, this has been one of the most normal of all the discussion centers I’ve read yet. We all grieve in our own way, some of us will say nothing, some will be mad, sad and unhinged. I cannot and hope that others will just think of those precious children before they judge and voice it. I’ve lost a lot of friends to drugs and suicide starting at the age of 12 so I’ve been through almost all the feelings and actions. I regret a lot but can’t change it, I hope this reaches the ones who need to hear it. I am not judging but will state this….Eddie should do what his heart tells him whether that’s going or not, no matter what the reasoning but he really should find it in him, find the strength or whatever he needs to talk to those children, they need him, they need his comfort and love! Chris’s wife and mother should respect it and respect his decision and know that he’s hurting and mourning too. I can’t believe some of the crazy shit I’m hearing and reading as well as what I’m not hearing. I can’t believe that this kinda shit is still happening, most of all there needs to be nothing but love and whatever kinda comfort can be given to those children without any prejudice! I am not religious but I am praying for them and all those who shared their love with Chris!

  • Pigeon

    Sometimes you should just lay off the social media when you’re grieving…misplaced anger? Whatever the case, she’s embarrassing herself.

    • Totally agree! Wait awhile and cool down instead of spewing this garbage at the wrong person!

      • Pigeon

        I always feel bad for the kids in these situations. Obviously I don’t claim to know anyone’s personal life, but things like this are only harmful in what is already a traumatic time.

  • flankton

    If you really listen to the two singers over the last ten years, you realize they were very different people. Very different. It’s not surprising their wives and chosen families represent that. Heck their fans represent that. I cannot count how many times I meet Pearl Jam fans who hates everything cornell did except audioslave, and really don’t care for early soundgarden or his solo stuff. It’s not socially conscious enough for them. They don’t like the perfect pitch. They want the social conscious lyrics. Anyway, This is exactly what I would expect the mother in law of the guy who sang the ave Maria and mentioned Jesus constantly to be like.

    • Corndog

      I’m a PJ fan, and i don’t like early Soundgarden. Or late Soundgarden. Or the bit in the middle. Not overly fond of Audioslave either. None of which has anything whatsoever to do with ‘socially conscious’ lyrics. I just don’t like the music. It does nothing for me and never has. I always thought that Cornell was a great singer though.

      I’m not really sure what you’re getting at here to be honest.

      • flankton

        Yeah. I feel the same way about Pearl Jam. i have no idea why people like them. I can only assume it’s the cool thing to be into. Good example of what I was saying.

        • Corndog

          You seem to think it is a competition or something. Like being a fan of one or the other somehow makes you a better person?

          I’ve been a fan of PJ since they only had one album out; some 25 years ago or so, and i can assure you it has never been considered cool to like them where i live. Stop 10 people in the street and ask who they are and i guarantee you’ll get 10 people who say they’ve never heard of them. I really couldn’t care less what is considered cool, and if i did, i wouldn’t be a massive fan of things like Pearl Jam or Star Trek.

          Good example? Hardly. Actually, no not at all. Did you read what i said? You claim PJ fans don’t like Soundgarden because of a lack of ‘socially conscious’ lyrics, which i pointed out was absolutely not the reason i dislike them. You also suggested that i should like Audioslave, and i don’t. Oh and you also suggested that i should not like his solo stuff yet the majority of the Cornell stuff that i actually do like comes from his solo stuff. Honestly, i think what you’re saying in this thread is essentially nonsense and completely off the mark. In my experience, the vast majority of people who like one of those bands tend to like the other as well. I generally find i am in the minority that doesn’t like Soundgarden. Most people don’t judge their worth by what bands they listen to though, as you seem to.

          Why is it so difficult for SG fans to accept that not everyone likes SG? Not everyone likes PJ. Not everyone likes Nirvana. Not everyone likes Screaming Trees ETC. Music is subjective. Different folks get different things from music, and not everyone gets the same thing so people have differing tastes.

          • flankton

            Lol. What a nut!

          • Corndog

            Yes, you do give that appearance. Good that you seem to have accepted it though.

          • flankton

            Lol. Pee wee Herman now?

          • Corndog

            I have no idea what that’s supposed to mean.

          • flankton

            Your response was essentially “I know you are but what am I?” Lol

          • Corndog

            I don’t think so…but regardless I still don’t get the reference. I vaguely remember a movie with that guy when I was a kid but all I really recall is that he rode a bicycle. At least I think he did.

          • Trovoid

            It’s their egos taking over. A lot of the annoying posters we’ve had on here recently can’t come to terms with their opinions and ideas not being universally accepted. Their vision of the world must be correct in their deluded minds.

        • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

          Respect for Chris Cornell. He did kill himself though. Eddie Vedder is still alive. In fact, I believe that Pearl Jam has been together just under 3 decades right? That’s more than you can say for Soundgarden and the short lived Audio Slave. Not sure how old you are but you clearly don’t understand grunge/rock music. PJ could have made it in the 70’s and been popular because they play all sorts of music and it sounds great with a fantastic voice behind it all. Soundgarden was very heavy metal and Cornell was a scream singer. Have you ever heard Temple Of the Dog? Seems that the two bands have more that you know in common.

          On another note, you wait and see what EV does in remembrance to Chris Cornell. Watch and see if your anomalous brain can handle it. Pearl Jam is currently in Amsterdam preparing for a tour and you can bet that Ed had thought about postponing, however there is not a chance that Chris would have ever wanted his true friends to have to subject themselves to the circus that had gone on in Hollywood due to his death.

          This was a common theme among this era of music. The media is still the enemy and it is worse than ever, and you will see EV play an amazing tribute to Chris in his remembrance. Then all of the “cool” people who sell out the arena, every single one of them will likely shed tears. This will be only because it is the cool thing to do and that is why.

          • flankton

            Dude. You are like the prototypical Pearl Jam fan. Omg lol. How are the Cubs doing? Lol

    • Trovoid

      I wouldn’t say they were two different people. They were very alike, Chris was just in a heavier band that played stranger time signatures. He and Eddie were kindred spirits. I think they gave off the same kind of energy in their music and were both empathic (definitely both INFPs). And I happen to like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. I know there are many others that do too. Chris would get personal with his lyrics and Ed did the same at times. And Chris would get socially conscious like Vedder. Of course they had slightly different styles, they were in two different bands.

  • Billy K

    Very sad and this whole thing is insane! Was always a huge cornell fan, with everything he’s done. I just seen him a little over a year ago when he played the beacon by himself, what a mind blowing amazing show! I seen soundgarden probably close to a dozen times too and they were always amazing. I never had a chance to see audioslave. I have nothing but good things to say about chris on his music, who I thought he was and how he projected himself in all his worlds, I will always remember him as such. I mourn for him and will for a long time if not always, so unbelievably sad but one of my first thoughts was and will probably will always be about his children. I feel for his wife, his loved ones past and present, anyone who was close with him but most of all his beautiful innocent children. We don’t know yet and might never know what really happened, we will never know what was going on in his head either? Whether it was drugs, depression, mental illness or a combo of all but I am shocked and hurt to think of how his end happened. I’ve talked to, listened to him talk live, read and watched in interviews, followed him his whole career and always thought he was a down to earth guy. As real as they come but it goes to show you that you really just can never tell what’s going on unless someone chooses to share it. With that said I need to say that even with some of the posts here I’m reading I disagree with, this has been one of the most normal of all the discussion centers I’ve read yet. We all grieve in our own way, some of us will say nothing, some will be mad, sad and unhinged. I cannot and hope that others will just think of those precious children before they judge and voice it. I’ve lost a lot of friends to drugs and suicide starting at the age of 12 so I’ve been through almost all the feelings and actions. I regret a lot but can’t change it, I hope this reaches the ones who need to hear it. I am not judging but will state this….Eddie should do what his heart tells him whether that’s going or not, no matter what the reasoning but he really should find it in him, find the strength or whatever he needs to talk to those children, they need him, they need his comfort and love! Chris’s wife and mother should respect it and respect his decision and know that he’s hurting and mourning too. I can’t believe some of the crazy bs I’m hearing and reading as well as what I’m not hearing. I can’t believe that this kinda bs is still happening, most of all there needs to be nothing but love and whatever kinda comfort can be given to those children without any prejudice! I am not religious but I am praying for them and all those who shared their love with Chris!

  • Dark Sky
    • nomad

      These rumors have been around for years. I think I started reading it around the time Audioslave broke up

  • WK

    This is very sad and this whole thing is atrocious! Was always a huge cornell fan, with everything he’s done. I just seen him a little over a year ago when he played the beacon by himself, what a mind blowing amazing show! I seen soundgarden probably close to a dozen times too and they were always amazing. I never had a chance to see audioslave. I have nothing but good things to say about chris on his music, who I thought he was and how he projected himself in all his worlds, I will always remember him as such. I mourn for him and will for a long time if not always, so unbelievably sad but one of my first thoughts was and will probably will always be about his children. I feel for his wife, his loved ones past and present, anyone who was close with him but most of all his beautiful innocent children. We don’t know yet and might never know what really happened, we will never know what was going on in his head either? Whether it was drugs, depression, mental illness or a combo of all but I am shocked and hurt to think of how his end happened. I’ve talked to, listened to him talk live, read and watched in interviews, followed him his whole career and always thought he was a down to earth guy. As real as they come but it goes to show you that you really just can never tell what’s going on unless someone chooses to share it. With that said I need to say that even with some of the posts here I’m reading I disagree with, this has been one of the most normal of all the discussion centers I’ve read yet. We all grieve in our own way, some of us will say nothing, some will be mad, sad and unhinged. I cannot and hope that others will just think of those precious children before they judge and voice it. I’ve lost a lot of friends to drugs and suicide starting at the age of 12 so I’ve been through almost all the feelings and actions. I regret a lot but can’t change it, I hope this reaches the ones who need to hear it. I am not judging but will state this….Eddie should do what his heart tells him whether that’s going or not, no matter what the reasoning but he really should find it in him, find the strength or whatever he needs to talk to those children, they need him, they need his comfort and love! Chris’s wife and mother should respect it and respect his decision and know that he’s hurting and mourning too. I can’t believe some of the crazy things I’m hearing and reading as well as what I’m not hearing. I can’t believe that these kinda things are still happening, most of all there needs to be nothing but love and whatever kinda comfort can be given to those children without any prejudice! I am not religious but I am praying for them and all those who shared their love with Chris!

  • Carolyn

    What a shrew. Life and death are hard enough. Who needs a sea hag like this in your life?

  • intheknowglow

    If the funeral were at 12pm in LA it would 9pm in Amsterdam. So say he attends the funeral and gets to LAX and through security it’s 7pm, flies for 10 hours and gets to Amsterdam for 1pm their time the day of his concert. Gets out of airport and to the hotel 3pm hours before he needs to get to his concert. If the ceremony is later, flight is delayed anything happens he misses concert. Obama grandmother died two days before the election, he still had to campaign, give acceptance speech. No one else can do their jobs that’s just how it is.

    • CJames24x

      I have to think Cornell would have wanted Vedder to keep his performances. Cancelling a concert is a big deal. People save up for tickets, rearrange their schedules. Also, Vedder’s concert could really help Cornell fans get through their mourning.

  • Brendan Thomas Sheeran

    Just like it is the Dr’s fault for prescribing Ativan to Chris, now it is EV’s fault for deciding not to make contact as of this point. These people are out of their minds.

  • BurntSienna

    The service is scheduled for early afternoon in California. It is probably going on right now (almost 3 pm eastern time). It is already almost 9 pm in Amsterdam. For Eddie to go to the service, he would get in to Amsterdam very late Friday or very early Saturday morning. I’m sure logistically, he just couldn’t make it AND still give his fans the performance they deserve. Everyone knows Eddie loved Chris and is paying his respects to him in his own way. For this MIL to say the things she is saying is horrible and not making this situation any better. I think she should direct her anger elsewhere.

  • Lainey Cohen

    She’s out there. Her daughter should try to reign her in.

  • Tina Marie

    He may be really angry and in denial. We dont know how he is feeling. I am shattered and I have never met Chris. Eddie may be a mess right now and not want to go to the funeral… they both loved each other.. I had a friend recently pass away and I could not attend her funeral, I couldnt even get out of bed… I dont think it’s right to judge him. He may be going through hell right now.

  • C.c. Pedersen

    i didnt go to one of my best friends funerals cause i couldnt bear it. im sure eddie will pay his tribute to his friend when he is ready. im sure he is still in shock and doesnt want to except it yet. i know how i feel about his passing. cant imagine how id feel if i was actually his friend. rip

  • ITURBIDE

    she is still in pain. otherwise, what a bitch.

  • Splinterbitch

    I can only imagine how Eddie is feeling. It seems in the past that he’s withdrawn into himself and pulled back, showing his grief in a private and simple way. When Kurt died, the media and who knows who else were bombarding him with calls and wanting statements and shit and this time around foolish people have thrust him out as the “last” standard bearer of a generation. Not fair to heap that shit on anyone. He’ll deal with it in his own way and I can’t believe that he wouldn’t have reached out in some way if he was emotionally able. His critics will now come out of the woodwork and pile on. He doesn’t fucking deserve that shit. I’m sorry for her/their loss but to attack him in their grief is just sad all the way around.

  • InterestedinFacts

    She alleges Chris made Eddie’s career. How about Chris’s first wife Sue who made his career and how she was treated by this family. Good for Eddie for standing up for Sue and Chris’s daughter which obviously this lunatic missed the point on..

  • PF

    This woman needs to quit Twitter. Vedder isint exactly Hollywood! He will honor Chris Cornell when he is good and ready and on his own terms. Expect something on the tour!
    Chris’ ashes should have been returned to the city that spawned a cultural and musical revolution- not the Hollywood Hills. Seattle is probably too dull and miserable for the Karayiannis family, but the spirit of all that creative music was directly channeled from there!
    RIP Chris

    • Sad and Confused

      My question is since Chris converted to Greek Orthodoxy, why the heck was he cremated in the first place? Greek orthodoxy forbids cremation. It makes no sense.

      • PF

        GOC forbids the burial of suicide because supposedly it’s a rejection of the sacred physical body or something along those lines?? Maybe that is why his wife has rejected the official suicide verdict and has decided to blame it on one or two extra Ativan- which in the great scheme of things, are pretty much harmless. Either that or his life insurance policy won’t pay out.
        Chris was suffering with depression all his life. Wake up woman!

      • PF

        GOC forbids burial of suicides because supposedly it’s a rejection of the sacred physical body or something along those lines?? Maybe that is why his wife has rejected the official suicide verdict and has decided to blame it on one or two extra Ativan- which in the great scheme of things are pretty much harmless. Either that or his life insurance policy won’t pay out. Chris was suffering with depression all his life. Wife needs to wake up.

        • Sad and Confused

          All good points, PF. My feeling is that there is a lot more to this story than meets the eye. Suicide is definitely a “sin” in all types of Christianity. Why compound that sin with cremation? And why bury him in some celebrity cemetery in Hollywood? It makes no sense. What about his parents and siblings? How come they are not mentioned at all??? The whole thing just feels wrong.

          • PF

            Ya, his family are very rarely mentioned. They should have at least been acknowledged in a few lines of the letter that his wife released to the press. That would have been the decent thing to do. It was way too fabricated and self absorbed.
            Chis should have been more than capable of pulling himself out of whatever level of turmoil that he found himself in. He did so many times in the past, and he was doing so well for so many years. He had that kind of tenacity and fortitude within him. It was proven time and time again.
            Whatever was said during that phone call caused him to flip out. Given his history of depression, more tact should have been used, or whatever was said, should have been delivered to him under a different setting. Telltale signs of depression were evident back in Jan- Just look at the Audioslave performance. Chris met a crummy death. Shouldn’t have happened.

          • Sad and Confused

            Agreed. I dreamt of him the night after he died. He said something to me, but unfortunately I can’t for the life of me remember what it was πŸ™ I wonder if we will ever know what really happened here.

          • PF

            Probably never.

  • Nancy Snyder Flahive

    Cornell’s mother-in-law sounds like a real piece of work. I’m pretty sure she wore a tiara to his funeral today. Somehow I doubt that Cornell’s kids are crying because Eddie Vedder wasn’t attending the funeral. Their father just killed himself; somehow I think that’s what is preoccupying thier minds right now.

    Eddie Vedder deserves to be allowed to grieve in private. It couldn’t have made him comfortable to read over and over again that he was the last lead singer from grunge still breathing; particular after the loss of a good friend. I think he has purposely chosen not to say anything until he can do so on stage and likely thru song. His concert tomorrow in Amsterdam should be special.

    • PF

      That was Linda Ramone, I believe.

      • Nancy Snyder Flahive

        Thank you for that clarification. I’m still trying to wrap my head around that get-up. The whole funeral was a damn spectacle though and as someone from the Pacific Northwest, I’m just irritated that he wasn’t buried in Seattle.

        • PF

          I agree. The poor guy. He was doing so well for years and years. It’s a pity that he didn’t weather whatever personal storm that he was trying to navigate through.

  • xsuspectdevicex

    No one gets to tell anyone how they should grieve…

  • John

    From reliable sources I heard some new disturbing news today. Apparently Chris was using heroin in detriot. Until toxology test are released we won’t know for sure. But I have now been informed that Chris had track marks on his arm, which makes sense when you see his last show. he was high and not really there. When Vicky phoned him after the show she asked him why he was dimming the lights in their home which he could do remotely from his phone. He said he was pissed, and needed to calm down. Then said he took a couple extra adivan when she was pressing him to say what’s going on. She said it sounds like you took something else. He got angry and hung up on her. that was 30 mintutes before he was dead. So, it appears Chris slipped, and after 16 years of being clean, he used. And when his wife called him on it he felt angry and ashamed. He was also angry that the show didn’t go well because he was high and the crowd wasn’t into the show like the Detroit he knew, so it appears a combination of drugs, anger, and feeling like he fucked up after 16 years and can’t change led to his suicide. This is just infomation I was given by a very reliable source today, so I’m not sure at all, but it all makes sense and the people that I heard this from are the ones who would know something. I wish Chris could know that it’s ok to fuck up, and that not one person on this planet thought less of him for falling off the wagon. Chris was there for everyone in the world, and it’s such a shame no one was there for him when he needed it. R.I.P. Chris Cornell ” No One Sings Like You Anymore “

    • Stevie Jay Elmm

      Reliable sources? You mean TMZ. That rag of a site posted all this crap earlier today. Everyday it’s a new drug he died from. Let the guy rest.

      • John

        No, actually I got this from my label president who is really good friends with Ben Chamberlain. I would be surprised if this was reported anywhere yet. And i just said R.I.P. Chris. Don’t shoot the messenger. I have cried all week for Chris too.

        • Stevie Jay Elmm

          Dam. That sucks

          • John

            What sucks worse is Chris thinking that was it, rock bottom, when it wasn’t. If a friend reached out to him and told him it’s ok to fuck up and the world still loves him, he might have been ok. But no one did. I honestly do think that no one makes you want to end it now more than when you lose your girl or disappoint her, so this story fits unfortunately. But I’ll be first to say let’s wait for the toxology report to be released and not speculate on the heroin. but… if you watch his last show, sadly it fits. He was f*cked up at that show no doubt about it. Something was clearly wrong with Chris and everyone knew it. Let’s just pray that Chris is In the house he longed to be, room by room patiently.

          • susiedm

            If he was “fucked” and everyone knew it, why didn’t anyone around him do anything about it? Why continue the tour? The way I see it, if what you are saying is true, those around him who did nothing, are complicit in his downfall. They may as well have helped him tie the noose. Shame on them all.

  • Stevie Jay Elmm

    Not to many people realize when Layne Staley died in April of 2002 so many hacks came out with tributes and all these modern bands at the times claiming how much Layne meant to them and all that rubbish you hear from pop acts and Eddie wrote a song that night called 4/20/02 or 4/19/02. Sorry I don’t remember exactly because they found Layne’s body on Friday 4/19/02 but it started hitting the press more on Saturday the 20th and it was a quick acoustic track that Eddie sang in tribue for Layne and losing a friend and also throwing shade (as you young ones would say) at the fake tributes and jump on bandwagon singers/fake fans at the time. I don’t agree with a lot of Eddie Vedder’s political beliefs or choices he makes but that doesn’t make me thing for a guy that had a weird childhood and father issue he grew up okay and does his best to help others being in the limelight. As a kid I always though what he did on SNL having a K on his shirt by his heart was a kind gesture to Cobain as well.

  • Dennis Lum

    Her comments are obviously counterproductive and serve no purpose but to cause conflict. Give it a few days. I bet some more BS comments will come out. Waiting to hear from Courtney Love. All that being said personally I was surprised Eddie was not there however I do judge or hold this against him; I don’t think their was any ill intent or malice. I’m sure this is hitting him very hard. It’s been tough on everyone.

  • Gina

    I’m sure Eddie didn’t attend the funeral because he didn’t want to be part of the circus this woman has helped create. Her daughter’s husband, and her grandchildren’s father just died, how does she have the interest and the energy to lash out at Eddie? Take care of your family lady!

  • Gonzo

    The Karayannis family are a desease. Look at what Chris was surrounded by. That explains a lot. Oh my!

  • Simone Cromer

    Eddie is mourning for Chris Cornell in his own way. This lady is very emotional and is trying to ruin Eddie Vedder’s reputation by ranting about whatever perceived slight the Cornell family may or may not have gotten. Eddie has professional obligations, anyone who has followed him knows that he takes his touring responsibilities very seriously, and besides, he’s in Europe! This woman needs to grieve in private and stop using Eddie’s name to promote her one sided emotional outbursts.

  • Pmary Novak

    Shame on him! For not even mentioning onstage, that It was Robert plant’s 68th birthday, the night of August.20th….the first of 2 nights, when his band Pearl Jam, played at Wrigley field. In Chicago. Maybe when Pearl Jam plays in London uk, maybe Jimmy page, can confront Eddie Vedder backstage, to set the record straight, about Cornell’s memorial, and not acknowledging, his former bandmate, Robert plant’s birthday. this past August.

    • Sad and Confused

      Give me a break. Not everyone knows when Robert Plant’s birthday is. Do you think Robert will remember Eddie’s birthday next December 23rd if he happens to be playing that night? I highly doubt it. I also doubt that Jimmy Page gives a shit who remembers when Robert Plant’s birthday is…These guys have lives. Let them live the way they want to…without all of these bizarre expectations from the “fans”.

    • Lucille

      Why don’t you shut the hell up.

  • Trisjielle Centari

    Her and her MOTHER need to butt out of their business!! They have NO IDEA what Chris and Eddie Vedder’s relationship was like, and from what I’ve seen a close and wonderful one. Eddie might be too distraught to face this, and I thought this was an “invitation only” funeral as well? The wife, since asking for privacy since he died has done nothing but make public statements! Your fifteen minutes is over now. Enjoy your $60 million that Chris left you, your kids should get every penny of it.

  • Trisjielle Centari

    Why hang up on your husband who’s in a crisis, after grilling him with “I don’t believe you. You sound like you took something else, tell me what you took. I think you took something else, tell me the truth. I FORGIVE YOU . ” then hanging up on him. In his most VULNERABLE STATE! How about ” Baby I’m just worried about you, I love you. I just want you to be alright. We can work through this together, and STAYING ON THE LINE until someone gets in the room with him! I think she pushed him over the edge of whatever he was feeling. Just saying.

  • mhogan

    Does anyone know if Chris’s mother and father, siblings attended the funeral?

    • Sad and Confused

      A very good question. I bet they are having a quiet, private service of their own. NOT in Hollywood…

  • Swatkiller Gaming

    Eddie is on tour and probably is very upset,…I think the Mother-in-law kept him away….I wouldn’t want to go around her either! Greek women are nuts!!! People need to just leave Eddie alone he is the most compassionate guy out there…….They do this same crap to Dylan!!

  • Sad and Confused

    I don’t usually don’t do social media…but I was so disturbed by the news of these tweets by Chris’ mother-in-law, that I felt that I had to write something. I am a big Eddie Vedder fan. I lived in Seattle for the whole of the 1990’s…Temple of the Dog was my first grunge album, and I listened to some Soundgarden and a lot of Pearl Jam for many years. I started playing the uke because of Eddie, and it changed my life. That said, I was wondering myself if he would make a statement or show up at the memorial, etc. When he didn’t I started to wonder why… By then, I was already thinking that something seemed very weird about this whole scenario. Vicky Cornell’s 2nd statement was so much more about her than it was about Chris. It was incredibly trite and inappropriate and it was full of cliches as well, and seemed to be anything but heart-felt. “You always said I was your soul-mate…” blah blah blah… Shit it could have been written by Hallmark! It just seemed contrived to me. Then, I discovered something that really confused me. I had read that Chris converted to Greek orthodoxy presumably because that is the religion that Vicky and her family are, and he was brought up Catholic, so it isn’t that big of a stretch. Well one of the interesting things about the orthodox religions, including Greek Orthodoxy in particular, is that they absolutely forbid cremation! Yet, purportedly, Chris was cremated at the behest of his Greek orthodox family! WTF? I’ve got to say, in light of that alone, I can see why Eddie didn’t attend…but I still wonder why he didn’t send a message to his children, but who are we to judge what we really don’t understand? And why not take it up with Eddie or Jill directly, instead of conjuring a lame tweet-storm? Something is odd here. Any comments regarding what I am saying about the cremation would be much appreciated. Sorry for the long post…I needed to get this off my chest, and my husband is getting burned out on the subject! We are seeing Eddie’s show in Italy later in June. Hopefully he will say or play something that gives us a clue as to what he is thinking regarding this whole thing…Either way, RIP Chris…and please, say hello to heaven for all of us πŸ™‚

    • Gabi Sermoneta

      I totally agree about the statements of his wife. I had the feeling it was more about her and how good she was at saving him. Even if true I would not say this publicly as much as the rest that she keeps telling the media about her husbands ‘ final moment on the phone. This looks very dysfunctional to me. It is often the case that people who had a troubled family upbringing and suffer from it fall again into dysfunctional situations. Chris is in a better place now.

      • Sad and Confused

        Gabi thanks for your comment. It was almost as if she was laying down the facts for a lawsuit or a battle with an insurance company or something. It just felt very false to me. It just makes me wonder if there is a lot more to this story than the media would have us believe…

  • Gupy
  • Joyce Nagel

    C’mon, now-Just because you’re grieving doesn’t mean you have the right to blindly attack. Eddie may very well be struggling himself. This is a big big hurt to a lot of people, including myself and I am no one. Never met the man, never went to a concert but bought his music. He resonated with me as he did a lot of people. I’m sure Eddie knows his (Chris’) kids are hurting. He may need time to collect his thoughts and strengthen his heart to be better support to Chris’ kids. He needs his own time to break down, cry and deal with his own pain. Outwardly, Chis seemed like a well balanced person. Very intelligent and thoughtful. He very obviously loved his wife & kids, any fool could see that. He knew pain, he knew his mistakes, he knew how to express and convey it, but to end himself seems out of character. But what the hell do I know? He wasn’t my husband or my brother. Even if he was,you never know what pain the heart is hiding. Maybe it was simply a stupid accident. Who knows? Just Chris it seems. At any rate, learn a lesson from Chris, spread love & support where you can and forgive this woman’s grieving anger. Chris was loved..a lot. This kind of hurt spills over sometimes. Maybe when the shock and hurt dies down a bit, Eddie and Chris’ mom in law can sit down, yell at each other and have a good cry at the end. It just take time to come to terms with that which you have no control over. A lot of helplessness right now. A lot of displaced anger. A lot of unanswered questions. A big loss in a lot of ways. Keep positive thoughts for all of those struggling with this-His friends and family. Remember Chris in a positive light . Some of us are too good for this world and struggle conforming to it’s restrictions. He did well for a long time, he gave us all so much. Be glad he was here even for his short stay. He’s on to his next journey. Onto the next level.

    • PF

      Well said!

  • toni

    If Eddie Vedder didn’t show up it’s because he has inside info and didn’t want to be part of the wife’s charade. Funerals are for the living anyway. We can say goodbye to the dead privately, anywhere.

  • Rob

    There is now the expectation people publicly make statements on private matters. So by Celeb standards it’s strange….by normal ( non famous ) people standards it’s perfectly normal to grieve in private.

    Maybe he does not feel like virtue signalling his sadness.

  • Kevin J

    Bitches man, crazy bitches.

  • Jim leward

    I hope the truth comes out. Chris wife was controlling, nagging, tried to run his career when she knew nothing about the music business and in my opinion was a major factor in this. Hopefully a journalist will investigate. I just worked security at a show and figured it out.

  • Lee

    Totally uncalled for!! And did she really ha e to go on and on with her rant?!?!?!

  • veyham1

    Had a very visual dream last night. I was hanging out with Chris Cornell in his basement. It was run down and dingy with an old couch and some ripped chairs and he was wearing an old t-shirt and some jean shorts similar to what he wore back in the day. We were writing some music and jamming on acoustics and he was super happy and having fun. All of a sudden his mother-in-law and wife start yelling his name and he looks at me and his entire countenance and aura changes to very dark and angry. He throws down his guitar and heads up the stairs as I stay on the couch. I then see him upstairs in this ultra lavish home with all the celebrity fixings. He is standing in the kitchen while his wife and mother-in-law start in on him about he needs to do this and that and why haven’t you done this and that and just a complete dress down of the guy. They were both wearing lots of gold and expensive clothing. He and them were water and oil it seemed. A complete contrast. Chris just stood there and was silent. Then he came back down the stairs and started crying. He said this was never what he wanted. Took a few deep breaths, wiped his tears, and just laid back on the couch and stared at the ceiling. I saw the mother-in-law and wife transparent through the ceiling spinning a web that covered him. His creativity was paralyzed or trying to be controlled so it seemed. Then I woke up. There is more to this story then what we are being told my friends. Much more that you’ll never hear from the mainstream media or his wife. Look beyond the veil….

    • Sad and Confused

      Wow…what an incredible dream! All one has to do is listen to the song “The Promise” to realize that someone else was controlling Chris’ musical direction. I couldn’t even listen to the whole track…it’s that bad πŸ™

  • Gabi Sermoneta

    she is crazy. She should see a therapist asap. She looks and sounds like someone I would not want in my life. She said Chris was her golden child who never disappointed her? That sounds scary to me. The guy did not need her approval. She gives me the creeps. Rock in peace Chris and thank you for everything

  • Grace

    Maybe he is to devastated to go! This woman doesn’t even know Eddie Vedder! There was a lot of people missing that you would think would have been there, but I am sure they have there reasons. Everyone deals with death differently, but if you know anything about Vedder you know he isn’t some heartless user!

  • Lucille

    LEAVE EDDIE ALONE YOU VULTURE.

  • Cosmo Higgins

    Sometimes we get lost behind words we’ll never find.

  • Adam

    So one guy doesn’t go to a funeral or send flowers for whatever reason and the world is ending? That woman needs to get a grip. But I guess this is her 15 minutes.

  • GSF

    I’m going to go on a limb here but I sense a serious family dysfunction.

  • gabe walker

    Fuck her for even questioning someones grieving at a time like this. I’m sure those girls are wondering “where are my dad’s friends”, no they are wondering why, what happened, I want my dad back. WTF!!!!

  • Katonine

    I don’t understand why Eddie would reach out to Chris’ mother in law anyway. And seeing how much she loves the media, I can definitely see why he’s not engaging.

    • Gabi Sermoneta

      Indeed, why would he engage with someone that is light years far from his and Chris’s world?

  • Mother Wolf

    Even in these modern times, flying in from Europe takes a long time. If Eddie’s just started a European tour, he’s probably performing every night. When is he going to find the time to fly in without cancelling a show? And if he came, would the paparazzi pay more attention to him, distracting from Chris? Who knows why this woman is so bitter towards Eddie. Obviously there is a long backstory.

  • Allison

    I was FLOORED when I saw the funeral was at Hollywood Forever. I thought it went against everything the seattle scene was about. His MIL is loving her 15 minutes of fame. She seems to be a few fries short of a happy meal.

  • Gabi Sermoneta

    Eddie gave an emotional tribute to his friend by playing in Amsterdam. (read online article on consequenceofsound – CoS). It is very touching just to read about it. This woman should not even be mentioned . She is enjoying her moment of fame and troubling the passing of this exceptional man and artist. Scary that she says she will continue Chris legacy… I am not sure what she knows about music, she is all about botox and chanel purses.

  • Janiece Desmond

    Maybe Chris was murdered and Ed is playing it smart..maybe a lot of things..quit assuming and learn to evaluate it when you hear him say something

    • Sad and Confused

      His set list sure was interesting last night in Amsterdam. His feelings are all in those songs…

  • Janiece Desmond

    The mother is trying to get attention and stir up something for herself…stop making news that does not matter…We all knew Ed loved Chris and Chris loved Ed and nothing in media can make us believe different you idiots

    • Sad and Confused

      Amen to that!

  • Fernando Jourgensen

    Some people are the most insufferable pieces of shit in this world.

    Eddie lost a brother-like friend in Chris Cornell, and a death is not easy thing to process. He was most likely grieving in private because some people need time to themselves to handle a tragic death.
    Also, he didn’t (and still doesn’t) owe jack nor shit to anybody who expected a statement from him following Chris’ death, especially Chris’ piece of shit mother-bitch in law.

    • Sad and Confused

      You are right. Not everyone is looking for that “Jackie -O” moment…

  • Toiletron, Flusher Of Gods

    Gave him a chance to be popular?! Pearl Jam was big before Soundgarden.

  • Tony Gavin

    Weird that she would attack Vedder like that, she is really taking it out of context. The funeral was in LA on Friday and Ed Vedder had a show in Amsterdam on Saturday, maybe he simply could not make it. He was great friends with Chris, maybe not so much with the second wife and family of Cornell.(who knows) Maybe Ed is in total shock, sometimes when you are in shock you do things like go to work and try and carry on to feel a sense of control and normalcy. When I lost my grandmother (who helped raise me, and lived with our family) I went to work the next day because it was something normal and natural I could hang onto and feel some comfort with, a distraction. Very strange that she would attack him online, I mean if an adult of that age has a problem why not talk about it in private? Why attack someone online? Your son in law dies and you are online like a teenager saying awful things? Very strange.

  • janie noviello

    I can think of a few people who need to have their twitter accounts locked. Very unfortunate for the family and for Chris’s memory. And very disrepectful to a man who loved him.

  • Dutch Severe

    Vedder probably didn’t go because of the whole “Hollywood” thing…He’s probably disgusted that Cornell is buried there,

  • Lee

    Is Chris Cornell’s mother still alive? No mention was made of his siblings or his mother! For some reason I thought she was still alive.

    • WK

      I’m pretty sure his mom’s still around, probably completely devastated. I know his brother Peter was around and did a tribute song or show for chris as well as attend the funeral. Not sure for any of the rest of his family?

      • Lee

        Thank you. His mom has to be completely devastated.

    • WK
      • Lee

        I had heard about her gift, but I didn’t find much online. Thank you for sharing.

  • terry1485

    What a disordered human. 18 (????) hate messages inside of 1.25 hrs.? People grieve in their own ways. Dysfunctional nut-cases make a horrible loss like this about them. Primo personality disorder behaviour. Right. Ed Ved didn’t care: https://consequenceofsound.net/2017/05/eddie-vedder-gives-emotional-solo-performance-in-tribute-to-chris-cornell-setlist-video/

    • WK

      I’m sure she’s regretting it already! Any chance of him being there which I’m sure he did want to be there at some point is more than likely way out the window now. Guy probably felt like his head was going to explode, close and longtime friend dies unexpectedly n to top it off its believed to be suicide, solo tour just about to start and who knows where they left off in their relationship? His whole heads a mess and maybe didn’t respond like everyone would’ve LIKED, thought or expected but holy ucking crap man! Yea he should’ve called the kids but If he wasn’t ready or felt he didn’t have the right things to say? Why blame him n take all that out on him? The guys human n none of this sheat is his fault. I hope she publicly apologizes like she publicly bashed him so those beautiful kids can have that relationship with him and he can comfort them like she so badly wanted! I don’t know why and don’t care, I’m behind Eddie on this

      • terry1485

        Agree with everything you said…except the first sentence…I think that vile said so much about the writer and nothing about who it was directed at. And I appreciate your thoughtful comment about what he could be going through; how could anyone on the outside possibly know? And about the kids. I honestly found your comment touching and I so agree; so hard; how could we possibly know what he is going through (although what she is going through seems kinda obvious). You totally read my mind about the kids. I should leave possible things they may hear… I’ll just say I hope he is able to have a great relationship with them. Its such a huge loss.

        • WK

          Ty Terry! Glad to see there’s compassionate people left after so much garbage and hate filled nonsense I’ve read in the comments of these articles. I have always been a humongous fan of his, grew up with his music and this is by far the hardest loss with music and a musician that transcends into my personal life. So many memories but we will deal and live with this, at least most of us will because there is no choice, I will though never accept what the living chooses to do when there’s no thought or consideration for children and right now it’s these kids. Breaks my heart. Tks for writing

          • terry1485

            Hey, welcome! Ditto…loved everything he did…and he seemed like the greatest guy! He never spoke negatively about anyone (that I ever read). The Master (I think…voice, writer, and [whatever I could tell] about his character). I gotta say (and I’m nothing; please, this isn’t about me other than I am such an insane fan), Things went up some notches when my girlfriend managed 3rd, then front (!!!) row for his Songbook stuff. That was life changing and (too me) too much of an unknown. Watching someone just ‘do what they do’ and feeling repeated chills (that you know everyone was also experiencing) was too much. Best to you…such a loss.

          • WK

            I got to see him n soundgarden countless times, at least a dozen. Never got to see audioslave which sucks but the last show I seen was at the beacon in 2015 when his daughter came on stage and sang redemption song with him. Such an amazing show! It was basically just him and his guitars, I was floored…..blown away! He was an incredible artist, raconteur and it really is such a loss in so many ways.

          • terry1485

            Wow, you bring it home too. Saw both bands (sigh, only) once. Watching him and the daughter…ugh. All so much.

          • WK

            You live in new york?

          • terry1485

            Sorry, no…was just imaging that scene…is it on youtube (guessing yeah)…

          • WK

            I’m sure it’s on the tube. You know his song wave goodbye? The song he wrote for Jeff Buckley when he died

          • Sad and Confused

            That’s a great song. Ironic as well under the circumstances…as so many of his songs seem now.

          • WK

            Amazing track

          • terry1485

            Oh man, that was rough to watch. All of it is. What a sweet thing and she sure has a voice! I loved how she sang high on her own at the end of it…reminded me of his style; throw it in at just the right (and because you can). Will look at the other one! Tx.! Ugh. I can’t watch too much of this. I guess because it’s so beautiful and perfect and he seemed like such a beautiful guy.

  • Liz Cunningham

    Did it occur to you Toni that the reason is YOU?

  • Sad and Confused

    Here is a clip from last night’s Vedder show in Amsterdam. I think it speaks volumes. The fact that Chris himself wanted to play with an orchestra and now Ed has the opportunity to do so on this tour can’t just be sheer coincidence…
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g164EHW3vmU

  • Jenzy

    I lost very close loved ones recently and I have never posted about it online, I dont talk about it to anyone. Maybe a little bit to 1 or 2 people but never to acquaintances, coworkers, casual friends, even most my family. People probably have no clue how much I suffer but that is how I grieve and always have since I was young, I internalize it. I get through it but no one will see. I dont have to convince anyone I suffer cause its no one’s business. That’s just how I’m wired. I feel Eddie is the same. I doubt he cares about naysayers.

  • Splinterbitch

    Ed made some comments before a song in Amsterdam. I transcribed them from a video posted on youtube…https://twitter.com/splinterbitch/status/869923380102701056

  • Rachel

    Yeah, Eddie! What are you thinking? Grieve on demand! Cry in demand! Dance, clown, dance! With the way this woman ranted it seems that I wouldn’t want to go to my friends funeral either with all that drama.

    I think the letter and the story Vicky told the public is bogus as well to save face for the family about chris and the way he was found.

    In any case, I find it in bad taste to point the finger at a friend for not doing what you expect them to do of someone who just died instead of making this about Chris and keeping focus on his memory and legacy.

  • Karen Axx

    My prayers are with both the now deceased Chris Cornell, Eddie Vedder and all of their children. Clearly Cornell’s widow and her mother are mentally sick manipulators and need serious help and therapy. Using children as pawns for selfish gain is just gross.

  • George Wilson

    Ooooooooooooooookayyyyyyyyy, Whacky people everywhere need to just say “No,” to Twitter.

  • Jjazznola

    That is one sick woman. Just another example of abuse of social media. I do not blame anyone for not attending what looked like a star studded made for tv special.

  • This is silly. Don’t report on this. She’s a woman grieving and clearly not in her right mind.

  • Eric Alexander

    Just reading this – who the hell is this lady to say really anything. She should keep her opinions to herself. Pathetic and disrespectful to the people that were part of the world that Mr. Cornell came up in before he even met these folks.

  • Kay B

    Show some love to Chris:
    https://theprose.com/challenge/5582

  • Kay B

    Show some love to Chris:
    https://theprose.com/challenge/5582

  • Dawn Meek

    This is just totally uncalled for…..by the mother n laws part no wonder why eddie is kepping his distance and grieving alone

  • Eddie Vedder is all class. These two harpies shrieking all their shit in public .. who is disrespecting Chris, his lifelong best friend who is permitted to grieve in his own way or his ‘loving’ wife & MOL?
    From everything I have read about this tragedy, I believe the wife responsible – one way or another. Why the fuck would EV choose to be anywhere near her and her toxic mother?

    Eddie, you have my love & support.

  • Alyssa Petrovna βŒβ­•βŒβ­•

    I believe Chris Cornell was murdered by Turks for singing The Promise for the movie of the same name. They have been executing people for 100 years to cover up their genocides against the Greek and Armenian peoples

  • PearlGarden

    Oh for the love of…Toni needs to remember that everyone grieves in their own way. And for her to call EV out like this in such a public way is beyond normal…….if you ask me (and no one did, but I’m going to voice my opinion anyway) Toni is way more involved in her daughter’s and son in law’s lives than any parent should or needs to be. It’s weird.

    Eddie and Chris were like brothers; they knew each other as well as anyone. Eddie attending the service was not going to make a difference in how close they were. I can guarantee that Chris would have never asked Eddie to postpone his tour for even one day. Chris was like that.

    The only one who was offended by Eddie not being there was Toni.

  • Aly

    I take it that English is a second language to her.