Pearl Jam have revealed that Chris Cornell was a prankster who loved to play jokes in the studio.
Pearl Jam have paid tribute to their late friend Chris Cornell by sharing some funny memories.
The Soundgarden frontman died by suicide at the age of 52 in 2017 and Pearl Jam guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard revealed that he was a prankster who loved to play jokes in the studio.
Soundgarden and Pearl Jam teamed up for supergroup 'Temple Of The Dog' in 1990 and 2016 and the bands frequently used the same studios for recording.
Gossard reminisced on a time when Pearl Jam had left a human dummy nicknamed 'Safety Man' behind at Studio Litho after working on 1996 album 'No Code' when Soundgarden arrived at the studio to record 'Down On The Upside'.
He explained in a Reddit AMA: ''People had been using Safety Men to cheat in the SUV lanes by having in passenger seat.
''Long story short, safety man had been on the couch the whole time SG record and one day [engineer] Matt Bayles arrived and was getting ready to record and as he turned around Safety man stood up and scared the sh*t of him... Chris has snuck in and put on all of safety mans clothes and sat there for 20 mins waiting... so funny.''
McCready also revealed that Cornell's death affected their new album 'Gigaton'.
He said: ''There were lots of starts and stops with touring, Chris [Cornell]'s death, etc etc. But it was freeing to just record with the mindset of, let's do whatever comes to our minds.
''The first single 'Dance of the Clairvoyants' is the best example of letting go of any preconceptions I had of how a Pearl Jam song should be.''
On the same day that Glastonbury welcomed back Margate's adopted sons, The Libertines, Margate itself put on it's very own Leisure Festival as it...
Sheffield's very own all girl group Pretty Fierce are still on a high after the recent release of their debut single - 'Ready For Me'.
Three nights before the end of his current tour Will Varley returned to his home town of Deal to delight a sold out crowd in The Astor Theatre.
With only a few days to go before Portsmouth based songstress and producer WYSE releases her new single, 'Belladonna', we caught up with her to find...
Colorado raised, Glasgow educated and Manchester based Bay Bryan is nothing if not a multi-talented, multi-faceted artist performing as both...
Former Marigolds band member Keelan Cunningham has rediscovered his love of music with his new solo project Keelan X.
Wiltshire singer-songwriter Luke De Sciscio, formally known as Folk Boy, is set to release is latest album - 'The Banquet' via AntiFragile Music on...
Electronic music pioneer and producer Annie Elise says that the release of her first EP - 'Breathe In, Breathe Out' feels "both vulnerable and...