Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan, Green Day frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, Fred Armisen, and former Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones attended the annual Johnny Ramone Tribute Celebration at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery on Sunday. Chris Cornell is buried next to Johnny Ramone. McKagan, Armstrong, and Jones performed at the event, and later took a photo where they piled up and laid down on the ground where Armisen has reserved his own future grave near Ramone and Cornell. View the photos and videos from the performance below.
Duff McKagan discussed Chris Cornell’s death last year on Talk Is Jericho.
McKagan said, “My daughter Mae and [Chris’s] daughter Lily were born two weeks apart [in July 2000]. And Susan [Holmes, Duff’s wife] and I, we were in Seattle then. So Susan Silver [Cornell’s then-wife] and my Susan were pregnant at the same time, and we hung out a bunch when the girls were little babies. And then Audioslave started when Velvet Revolver started, and we played gigs with them.”
Calling Cornell’s suicide a “shocker,” Duff admitted that he has “had little touches of depression in the last seven, eight years. It came out of nowhere; I’m not that guy,” he said. “But I’ve had a panic disorder since I was sixteen, and they always said that’s a subset of depression. And I’m, like, I don’t have depression. I have panic attacks here and there, like in the weirdest places ever, and I’ve learned to deal with them. I learned by the time I was twenty I’m not gonna die from a panic attack; you feel like you’re going to.”