Red Hot Chili Peppers Video For Pearl Jam After Tragedy Is Heartbreaking


Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready, Red Hot Chili Peppers members Josh Klinghoffer and Chad Smith, and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan performed at the Flight to Mars show in Seattle on Friday. PearlJamOnline has the setlist.

Flight to Mars Setlist: Let It Roll, Cherry, Mother Mary, Doctor Doctor, Lights Out, Natural Thing, Out In The Streets, Love To Love, Too Hot To Handel, This Kids, Only You Rock Me, Shoot Shoot, Rock Bottom

Encore: Immigrant Song (Led Zeppelin), Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin), Ramble On (Led Zeppelin), Let There Be Rock (AC / DC)

The Chad Smith and Josh Klinghoffer set featured a cover of Brad’s “Buttercup” in honor of the late Shawn Smith. Brad also featured Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard.

Smith died on April 5, 2019. April 5th is the same day that Kurt Cobain and Layne Staley died in 1994 and 2002 respectively.

Smith’s son Dove wrote on Facebook, “Hello everyone this is Shawn’s son dove and we wanted to let everyone know that my dad Shawn Smith has passed away it is so sad for everybody I miss him so much and I don’t even know how to express how much I love him he is an amazing dad and gave me all the love he has to offer and I think he’d want all of you to know he’s leaving his love for all of us, me and my mom both know how grateful he is for all of you. Thank you everyone and we’ll leave you with one of many beautiful Shawn Smith lyrics.

Lover don’t walk away
without kissing my cheek,
Lover don’t walk away
Without saying I love you
Lover don’t pretend
That you are weak
Lover I know
You’re stronger than me.”