Pearl Jam Emotionally Honor Chris Cornell Onstage For First Time


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While all of Pearl Jam’s members have honored Chris Cornell in their own way, members of the band including Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, and Matt Cameron collectively wore Soundgarden and Chris Cornell t-shirts onstage at the band’s second show at the Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam.

The Chris Cornell Starbucks tribute graphic first seen on a Matt Cameron t-shirt was also shown on screen at one point as the lights were dimmed down. Vicky Cornell has previously hinted at that t-shirt being available for official sale sometime soon.

Eddie Vedder wore a Nudedragons shirt, honoring Soundgarden’s first April 2010 reunion show in Seattle. McCready wore an Ultramega OK shirt, honoring Soundgarden’s classic debut album.

View photos of Pearl Jam’s touching homages below.

Eddie Vedder also had a lighthearted moment with Mike McCready, saying that when Mike was very young he told his mother “I want to be a guitar player when I grow up.” Mike’s mom replied, “Now Mike you are going to have to choose…” Ed says, “I love that one. You can’t play guitar and be a grown up! Well, Mike is all grown up and he plays guitar. Thanks for having us in your band.”

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