25 years ago (or there abouts), Chris Cornel with Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron came together in the wake of the death of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood to form a band called Temple of the Dog.
Chris Cornell was roommates with Wood while Gossard and Ament both played in Mother Love Bone. Cornell penned a bunch of the songs as a way to cope with the death of his friend and they recorded one album, the self titled album in 1991.
There top charting hit “Hunger Strike” features a new Pearl Jam vocalist named Eddie Vedder.
The band announced that they will be reissuing that classic record as well as touring for a five city tour. One of those cities is just down the freeway in Seattle! November 20th at the Paramount.
The band has played live before over the years. According to their press release, Temple of the Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle, in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time.
The reissue of their 1991 and only record is out in September. Check it out!
And here’s a clip of Eddie Vedder yapping between songs at Pemberton the other day….I didn’t have anywhere else to post it…so bonus material?