At their recent concert at Seattle’s Safeco Field, Pearl Jam covered Chris Cornell’s song “Missing” in tribute to the fallen singer.
The song, which features Cornell’s haunting lyrics, was taken off his little-known 1992 five-song EP, Poncier. Pearl Jam performed the cover during their main set, and propelled by Eddie Vedder’s heartfelt vocals, it could move even the most cynical to tears.
Later on, during the encore, Pearl Jam—which already has Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron on drums—invited the latter band’s guitarist Kim Thayill to play a few covers. With a Chris Cornell shirt on, the 55-year-old rocked out to MC5’s “Kick Out the Jams,” the Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer.”
Watch Pearl Jam’s rendition of “Missing” here: