In an emotional tribute to Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam guitarist and long time friend of Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard has posted an emotional tribute to the late singer on what would have been Chris’ 53rd birthday. Gossard, who played with Cornell in the Mother Love Bone tribute band Temple of the Dog took too social media to express how he still feels ‘ selfishly sad’ that the two will never get to see each other or play again.
Since the untimely death of Cornell in May Pearl Jam have publicly been quite on the death of their close friend and former bandmate posting very little on social media. It is clear though that the loss of Cornell has rocked the band and the music world to the core. Read the full letter below:
“I keep waking up in the middle of the night and remember, fresh again, that you are gone. An absence grows in my stomach and slowly turns circles like a far off galaxy on a grainy tv.
The same questions follow and my heart races…searching for reasons and what ifs..
I’m so selfishly sad that I’ll never get to see you again, never play with you again, never feel the bask of your approval or be part of your life.
We all miss you so much…it was always a given in my mind we would all spend more time together when we got older, we would play more music and love and be loved like we dreamed…this was your time and you shared it with us…thank you.
You were too much…
Your talent was jaw dropping…your songs, lyrics, your voice…how could you have all 3…
And then, the not so obvious…your wicked sense of humor and your playfulness…
all of us are heartsick and we will never get over losing you.
We hope you’re in peace and that your particles are mutating and transforming in harmony with nature. We wish your family our utmost condolences and sympathies.
We love you Chris,
Cornell was found dead earlier in May, his passing greatly mourned by the music community.