Published Oct 08, 2009In what can only be described as the ultimate grunge bro-down, the original line-up of Pearl Jam/Soundgarden supergroup Temple of the Dog recently reformed onstage at a Pearl Jam show.
The concert at Los Angeles's Gibson Amphitheatre saw former Soundgarden crooner Chris Cornell join Pearl Jam and their new drummer, former Soundgarden basher Matt Cameron, for a rousing rendition of Temple of the Dog's 1991 quasi-hit "Hunger Strike."
To refresh your memories, Temple of the Dog put out one self-titled album in the early '90s after the death of Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood rocked the Seattle music scene. Temple of the Dog featured Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready and Eddie Vedder, as well as Soundgarden's Cornell and Cameron. The songs on the album were dedicated to Wood, who was Cornell's roommate at the time of his death.
But back to the L.A. show, because the grunge bro-mance didn't exactly end with the one Temple of the Dog song. According to Rolling Stone, the other remaining members of Soundgarden, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Ben Shepherd, were also in attendance to see Cameron play with his Pearl Jam mates, sparking even more Soundgarden reunion rumours, if for no other reason than all four members were in the same room at the same time.
Last and certainly not least, Alice in Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell jumped into the flannel fray as well, joining Pearl Jam onstage for a guitar solo during the band's breakthrough hit "Alive."
Isn't nostalgia totally sweet!