Soundgarden Member Reacts To Death Of ‘Dark Knight’ Chris Cornell


Soundgarden/Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog drummer Matt Cameron has offered the first public reaction of a surviving member of Soundgarden to Chris Cornell’s death.

“My dark knight is gone,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”

Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog guitarist Mike McCready also discussed Cornell’s death in a new Seattle Times article.

“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle,” said McCready.

“Chris means a lot to me today, as he trusted me to play on Temple,” McCready said Thursday. “He handed me a dream in getting to actually play on beautiful songs. Informed how I would play on Pearl Jam records in the future, I believe. Gave me the break into the music business I’d wanted since I was 11.

“He was a friend I will miss. I miss you, brother.”

  • jcal7

    Such a strange group of kindred spirits in this band. Can only think it was a member of soundgarden who could write a song like ‘You Are’ for PJ. also attract a guy like Ben Shepard to SG who took it all to a new level. Down on the Upside has been a staple of mine for 20 years but it’s been on repeat since Thursday. Hope you can find some comfort Matt, I really do.