Stone Gossard guitarist of Pearl Jam spoke to SiriusXM’s Pearl Jam Radio about how the late Chris Cornell and Soundgarden was a big influence on his music.
Stone said “I can’t tell you enough about how big of a Chris Cornell fan I am in terms of just the impact he’s had on me personally in terms of watching him as an artist and listening to Soundgarden over the years and watching what Soundgarden did during their time and their peak of their powers. And just having been involved in music and having some successes around when they were and how we influenced each other and affected each other and supported each other. How Chris supported Jeff Ament and through the death of ‘Mother Love Bone’ singer Andy Wood, and then the generosity of his including in making Temple Of The Dog, the whole record, really about somebody else. I still think about it as one of the most generous and thoughtful expressions. And I think, ultimately, the highest expressions are about getting outside yourself on a certain level and telling stories about others.”
Matt Cameron, drummer of Pearl Jam played in Soundgarden and other band members were in Temple of The Dog. Gossard, Ament and Cameron paid a tribute to Chris Cornell at a concert called “I am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” which featured performances with members from Soundgarden, Temple Of The Dog, Audioslave and sets from Melvins, Metallica and Foo Fighters.
Pearl Jam’s latest album entitled “Gigaton” was released in March this year and it was the band’s first studio album since their 2013 “Lightning Bolt” album.
Rolling Stone gave a four star review saying “Gigaton is a testament to how Pearl Jam’s own deeply held dissatisfaction still burns brighter than ever.”
In other news Toni Cornell covered Pearl Jam’s Black. Check out the video below:
And the lovely cover of Hunger Strike: