We’re still reeling from Chris Cornell’s incredible cover of Metallica’s “One,” which he sang recently in San Diego in the musical form of U2’s classic song of the same title (Or is it a cover of U2 with Metallica lyrics?). But it’s Pearl Jam Week over on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, and the Soundgarden singer was happy to oblige for his Seattle brethren. Only this time, Cornell didn’t go at it alone — he was joined last night by Seth and Scott Avett, of folk band the Avett Brothers.
The trio unveiled a hauntingly beautiful cover of Pearl Jam’s 1992 b-side “Footsteps,” which was first released on the “Jeremy” single. Talk about going back. Cornell is pretty familiar with the song; he sang a modified version of it, “Times Of Trouble,” on the timeless Temple of the Dog album.