Surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron performed live together for the first time since their final Soundgarden show with Chris Cornell on May 17, 2017 in Detroit. They triumphantly returned to the stage together on Friday in Denmark at the Northside Festival as part of MC50, Wayne Kramer’s 50th anniversary MC5 celebration.
Setlist (Incomplete via PearlJamOnline): Ramblin’ Rose, Kick Out the Jams, Come Together, Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa), Borderline, Motor City Is Burning, I Want You Right Now, Starship
To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams, the legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer has gathered a new band around him, which he calls the MC50. The band will this summer go on the road with a setlist with all eight songs from the debut album plus favorites from MC5’s back catalog, and the band behind Kramer is pretty remarkable. It features guitarist Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Don Was on bass and Marcus Durant from Zen Guerrilla on vocals.
Thayil and Cameron dined with Ben Shepherd and Soundgarden’s crew in Seattle on May 22nd, though Shepherd was not present for this performance. See videos below of “Kick Out The Jams” featuring Thayil and Cameron.
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Soundgarden’s three surviving members Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron were photographed together on May 22nd in Seattle. This is the first time they have been photographed together since Chris Cornell’s death on May 18, 2017.
Cameron and Thayil are playing together in MC50 soon, while Shepherd has not played live in the last year, and has rarely been photographed since 2017, though he was seen last year with Chris Cornell’s brother Peter.
See the beautiful photos below posted by Sara Bennet that will surely put smiles on the faces of Soundgarden fans who are still mourning the loss of Chris Cornell.
Sara wrote, “Images of Yesterday – I love my Soundgarden family so much. It was so extremely wonderful to get to see so many of them last night. We sorely missed those who could not join us. Bringing everyone together was a long time coming and just what we needed. Best family reunion ever.”