WATCH: Pearl Jam Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell
Pearl Jam kicked off their stadium tour this week with two special "Home Shows" in Seattle. On Wednesday, the grunge rockers paid tribute to teachers by covering The White Stripe's "We're Going to Be Friends" and on Friday night, the band paid tribute to one of their own: Chris Cornell.
During their set, Pearl Jam covered the Soundgarden frontman's little-known song "Missing," from his rare 1992 album Poncier.
The band also welcomed Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil to the stage, sporting a Cornell shirt, for a few covers, including MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams,” The Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer.” The latter two also featured Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner, Rolling Stone reports.
Pearl Jam's Home Shows were special for a variety of reasons. The pair of concerts marked the band's first hometown stand in five years, and the proceeds went to help Seattle's homeless – the third worst in the US. The rockers managed to collect over $11 million U.S. to benefit the cause.
Watch the performances below:
Original article by Katrina Nattress at iHeartRadio