If you ever thought Pearl Jam’s “Footsteps” needed a banjo and a little taste of Soundgarden, well then Jimmy Fallon has got a treat for you.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell stopped by “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’s” Pearl Jam week to pay tribute to the song that initially appeared as a B-side to “Jeremy.” Cornell brought in the requisite harmonica, along with Seth and Scott Avett of the Avett Brothers.
The trio gathered around closely on a Persian rug, Seth and Scott armed with an acoustic guitar and a banjo to give an intimate salute to the song that holds special meaning for Cornell.
In a backstage interview, Cornell describes his relationship to “Footsteps,” the late Andrew Wood, and how the Temple of the Dog collaboration came about. Check it out below.
“Pear Jam’s” new full-length, “Lighting Bolt” is in stores now, and Cornell is in the midst of a U.S. solo tour. The Avett Brothers just released “Magpie and the Dandelion.”