Eddie Vedder kicks off tour with tribute to Chris Cornell
Washington D.C [USA], May 29 (ANI): Almost after 10-days of his grunge compatriot Chris Cornell's demise, 'Pearl Jam' singer Eddie Vedder, kicking off a European solo tour in Amsterdam, took to stage on Saturday.
According to Entertainment Weekly, the concert seemed to be an emotional tribute to his late 'Temple of the Dog' bandmate, without ever directly mentioning Cornell.
Vedder changed the lyrics of the Pearl Jam song 'Long Road' from 'But still/Something's missing' to 'Without you/Something is missing.'
He also covered Neil Young's 'The Needle and the Damage Done,' a song about heroin addiction (Cornell struggled with substance abuse), and played Pearl Jam cut 'Immortality.'
The report further says, at one point during the performance, the 52-year-old musician noted, "I'm thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families. And I just know that healing takes time, if it ever happens, it takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere so let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness, and let it be Amsterdam." (ANI)