Chris Cornell Gets Back Together With His Old Band (No, The Other One)

noah | October 7, 2009 6:00 pm
Last night in Los Angeles, Chris Cornell appeared with Pearl Jam at the Gibson Amphitheater in Los Angeles, where they all ran through “Hunger Strike” from the Cornell-plus-Pearl Jam-minus-Vedder Andrew Wood tribute project Temple Of The Dog. It sounded pretty decent (especially given that those big notes at the end are hard to sing), and before you go and snipe “man, if only they’d done ‘Reach Down’ ” may I give you some news about who was in the crowd? Here is a hint: They know Chris pretty well! Via RS:

Rolling Stone has learned that the other members of Soundgarden — guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Ben Shepherd — came to the show with Cornell to check out their drummer Matt Cameron pounding the skins with his new band. The pow-wow represents the first time the full band has been seen publicly together in more than a decade. RS recently spoke with Thayil about the potential of a Soundgarden reunion and the possibility of fans getting their hands on scores of unreleased tracks.

You guys, what if the Shinedown guy was right? Wow. 26 – Hunger Strike – Pearl Jam & special guest Chris Cornell live at Gibson Amp L.A. 10-06-2009 [YouTube via The Tripwire] Temple of the Dog Reunite at Pearl Jam’s Los Angeles Concert [RS] Reach down – Temple of the dog (live 1992) [YouTube] Related: Here Are Those Videos Of The Tadgarden Show