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Seattle Grunge: Tribute to the Legends.

Andrew Patrick Wood (January 8, 1966 – March 19, 1990) was an Seattle musician best known as the lead singer for alternative rock bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone.

The bands were often cited as being among the "founding fathers" of the Seattle's grunge movement. During his time in Malfunkshun, Wood started relying heavily on drugs, entering rehab in 1985.

By 1988, Malfunkshun had disbanded and Wood began jamming with Green River members Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament. They soon began writing original material and formed Mother Love Bone the same year, adding guitarist Bruce Fairweather (also a former member of Green River) and drummer Greg Gilmore to the lineup. The following year, the band signed a deal with PolyGram, issuing a six-song EP, Shine, before going on to tour, supporting The Dogs D'Amour. Towards the end of the year, the band recorded their debut album, Apple, which was scheduled for release in 1990.

Due to his struggle with drug addiction, Wood checked himself into rehab in 1989, hoping to get clean for the release of Mother Love Bone's debut album. On March 16, 1990, Wood was found in a comatose state by his girlfriend, Xana La Fuente, having overdosed on heroin. Wood was taken to the hospital and placed on life support. Wood died three days later.

Apple was released posthumously later in the year, receiving positive reviews. David Browne of The New York Times wrote that "Apple may be one of the first great hard-rock records of the 90s" and that "Andrew Wood could have been the first of the big-league Seattle rock stars.

Shortly following Wood's death, former roommate Chris Cornell of Soundgarden wrote two songs, "Reach Down" and "Say Hello 2 Heaven", in tribute to his late friend. Cornell then approached Gossard and Ament about releasing the songs as singles before collaborating on an album. Adding drummer Matt Cameron, future Pearl Jam lead guitarist Mike McCready, and future Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder, they formed Temple of the Dog in 1990 to pay tribute to Wood, releasing one self-titled album in 1991.


Fellow Seattle band Alice in Chains dedicated their debut album Facelift to Wood. The song "Would?", included in their second album Dirt and on the soundtrack to the film Singles (1992), was written as an ode to Wood. In the liner notes of Alice in Chains' Music Bank box set collection, Jerry Cantrell said of the song:

I was thinking a lot about Andrew Wood at the time. We always had a great time when we did hang out, much like Chris Cornell and I do. There was never really a serious moment or conversation, it was all fun. Andy was a hilarious guy, full of life and it was really sad to lose him.

Come out and see some of the top musicians in the community pay tribute to the Legends.

Bands covered:
SoundGarden
Alice in chains
Stone Temple Pilot
Nirvana
Temple of the Dog
Mother Love bone

Musicians:
Jona Kristinsson Vocals (The Femme Fatales - Wunderbread - IRIS - Moonshine Mollys)

Thomas Morris Guitar/Vocals (Bi Polar Bear - Backstage Whiskey
The Circus - The Below Jobs)

Tim Brown Bass/ Vocals (BiPolar bear - Ten-33)

Joey Paul Drums (Foreign Influence, STRIP, Iron kingdom, The Below Jobs)

Opening act:
Carl Schleppe and Brooks Jamison

**NOTE** This is a early show, Your ticket is valid for the late show with The femme Fatales if you don't want to go home yet.

When: Friday June 21, 2019
Where: The Queen's Hotel
34 Victoria Cres. Nanaimo, Bc
Tickets: Advance $15 (plus service charges) at www.showpass.com
Door: $20

Door: 7pm, Show: 8pm

Earlier Event: June 15
Tropical Latin Party!
Later Event: June 22
Indie Entertainment Variety Show