Saturday night at The Rockfords show at Showbox Presents, Mike McCready debuted his original song called Crying Moon about his dear friend, Chris Cornell.
“I wrote this song for my friend Chris Cornell, the late, great. It’s kinda how I have to process.. 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. But Chris was such a sweetheart to me, he let me play on the Temple record, and that was a huge intro to my new life at the time, and I’ll always love him for that.” – Mike McCready
Fans described Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready as being the most open and vulnerable they’ve ever seen and the song a poignant, raw, emotional tribute to Cornell.
📷: Laura DeMartini Trafton
Born in Reggio Emilia in 1980. He created pearljamonline.it in 2001 and wrote the first edition of “Pearl Jam Evolution” in 2009 along with his wife Daria. Since 2022, he is behind 2 podcasts: “Pearl Jam dalla A alla Z” and “Fuori Orario Not Another Podcast”. He has collaborated with Barracuda Style, HvsR, Rolling Stone, Rockol and Il Fatto Quotidiano. He continues relentlessly to try to find “beautiful melodies that say terrible things”.
Favorite song: Present Tense
Favorite album: No Code
Favorite bands/artists other than PJ: Tom Waits, Ramones, Springsteen, IDLES, Fontaines D.C., Mark Lanegan, Cat Power