Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron has sent condolences to The Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen after the heartbreaking death of their producer Kato Khandwala in a motorcycle accident.
“So sorry for your loss Alie. My love to you and Taylor.❤”
Momsen’s band The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden on their final 2017 tour, including Chris Cornell’s final show in Detroit before he died by suicide.
Momsen wrote on Instagram, “10 years ago, while trying to put my band together, through a series of lucky events, I found myself sitting in my apartment on 23rd street in NYC across from two men, who, little did I know, would change the entire direction of my life.
Unlike all the other musicians and producers I had met, here were two longtime best friends, with so much passion, they just breathed an infectious and uncompromising love of music. Their name’s were Kato and Ben. I found myself drawn to their relationship and it’s musical roots, I wanted to join their world. A few months later we would start making music together, and two best friends would become three. We were inseparable for the next 9 years, and formed a relationship we all knew would last a lifetime. It was everything. Then on Wednesday night, in a sudden moment, Kato was gone. He was our ring leader, our confidant, my best friend, my family, my soul mate. Nothing will be the same without him. All the character and music he brought to this world will have a lasting impact, and he will never be forgotten. I love you Kato, I will miss you every minute of every day, I don’t know what to do without you.
Thank you all for the outpouring of love as we learn to deal with this tragedy.”