Afternoon Show Tribute to Chris Cornell from Matt Cameron

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Matthew Howland
photo by Jim Bennett

As part of KEXP's remembrance of Chris Cornell on what would have been his 53rd birthday, The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole will broadcast an alternate final setlist at 4:00 PM (PST), which was graciously provided to KEXP by Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer and local music fixture Matt Cameron. Below, Cameron writes in a brief e-mail exchange with Kevin Cole about the setlist:

Matt Cameron: Hi Kevin. I wanted to share the last setlist I wrote for Soundgarden on that fateful night in Detroit, May 17, 2017. Chris and I were trading off writing sets for our last tour. Back in the day Chris wrote all sets, but since 2010, I was writing more than I ever had and enjoying it tremendously. Whenever I completed a set, I sent it to Chris first for approval. For the Detroit show, Chris decided to write the set and that's what we ended up playing that night. To commemorate his birthday, I was hoping KEXP could play my setlist. Peace to you my friend and thank you for years of support. I share this with you, our favorite hometown station.

Spoon man
Crooked steps
Non state Actor
My wave
Been away
Day I tried
Black hole sun
Zero chance
Fell on
All Your Lies
Hunted down
Drawing flies

Rusty cage


Kevin Cole: Hi Matt--it would be an honor to play the set. We've been paying tribute to Chris all day--playing your setlist at the end of my show would be a fitting way to end the tribute. It's about 90 minutes of music, so I'll probably start around 4 PM. Would you mind if I read/posted your message and the set list for context? Thinking of you and the Soundgarden family on this day.

Matt Cameron: Yes, please share if you would like. I wanted to stop by today on his birthday to say hello, but words are failing me and going out in public is still not feeling right, but I would love to stop by eventually. Maybe in the fall. My life is in extreme flux at the moment, but I/we love the support of our local music community and KEXP has been a beacon of strength for me since Chris passed. Thank you.

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