On Saturday night at The Rockfords show at Showbox Presents, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready debuted his original song called Crying Moon about his dear friend, Chris Cornell.
“I wrote this song for my friend Chris Cornell, the late, great. It’s kinda how I have to process.. A lot of the singers have died in this scene. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I get the drug aspect of it, but it’s such a horrible cliche. But Chris was such a sweetheart to me, he let me play on the Temple record, and that was a huge intro to my new life at the time, and I’ll always love him for that,” said Mike McCready.
Fans described Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as being the most open and vulnerable they’ve ever seen and the song a poignant, raw, emotional tribute to Cornell.
Meanwhile, on Tuesday, July 25th, another Pearl Jam member, Stone Gossard and his Loosegroove Records co-founder and BRAD bandmate Regan Hagar (also of Satchel and Malfunkshun) celebrated their label’s eclectic roster at Brooklyn metal club Saint Vitus.
The event included performances by Loosegroove artists, as well as Stone himself. In particular, the Pearl Jam guitarist closed out the night by joining Tigercub frontman Jamie Hall for a rumbling cover of Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid.” Watch fan-shot footage above.
The event also included a listening party of many of Loosegroove Records’ recent releases including songs by Tigercub, James and the Cold Gun, Brittany Davis, BRAD and Painted Shield. Next, Hall and Jonny Polonsky each played solo sets, with the latter playing standout cuts from his new LP, Rise of the Rebel Angels.
Today (July 28th), Loosegroove dropped its latest release: In the Moment That You’re Born, the final album from BRAD, the Seattle supergroup featuring Stone, Regan, Keith Lowe and the late Shawn Smith.