Eddie Vedder Opens Up About Chris Cornell on Howard Stern Show

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Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder was interviewed by Howard Stern on his SiriusXM show for the first time ever and spoke about such personal topics as openly about struggling with Chris Cornell’s death, how he handled Pearl Jam’s initial success (he wishes he’d dealt with it better) and also missing a show by his own Seattle supergroup, Temple of the Dog.

Stern, a big fan, told Vedder, “it’s very intimidating to meet you.”

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During the course of the three-hour interview, Vedder also said that while he’s been ok during the pandemic, he’s “worried for everybody. It’s a shame we’re looking at new levels of infection we haven’t seen before. It’s just so incredibly disturbing and irresponsible.”

He also spoke about having a Mother’s Day dance party in the garage, voting in swing states and the USPS.

Stern also played snippet of songs including “Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town” and discussed inspiration and storytelling with Vedder.

Listen to the whole interview here.

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