Mike McCready Shares Song He Wrote in Tribute of Chris Cornell
Mike McCready played an unreleased song titled “Crying Moon” at a July 29 show in Seattle with his side band The Rockfords. The Pearl Jam guitarist shared he wrote the song in tribute to late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell.
McCready shared the performance via Facebook. He wrote, in part, “‘Crying Moon’ is part of my process in dealing with his death. Chris opened up my world to new heights when he let me play on ‘Temple Of The Dog.’ … I love and miss him.”
Additionally, McCready said in the clip above before performing “Crying Moon,” “A lot of the singers have died in this scene. It doesn’t make a lot of sense to me. I get the drug aspect of it, but it’s such a horrible cliche.”
Cornell died on May 18, 2017 following a Soundgarden show in Detroit. The beloved singer was 52. His absence in the music world continues to be felt, and his immense talent is so missed. Below is just a selection of notable covers Cornell performed over the years. As the title states, he really could sing anything. Keep scrolling to revisit just some of the magic Cornell gave fans during his career.