Soundgarden Play “The Day I Tried To Live” With Mystery Singer In New Video


Matt Cameron has uploaded a new Soundgarden rehearsal video for the ‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell’ show, and it features the band rehearsing “The Day I Tried To Live.” The song is very tragic in light of Chris Cornell’s death, and was not included on his recent career retrospective set, along with other sensitive songs like “Pretty Noose” and “Like Suicide.”

The voice heard singing in Cameron’s sounds a lot like Chris Cornell, so it appears they’ve either got a great guest singer, or they’re rehearsing to recorded vocals of Cornell. The only confirmed guest singer for Soundgarden so far is Marcus Durant, who has played with Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron in MC50.

Surviving members of Audioslave and Temple of the Dog are also advertised to perform, along with Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams. It’s unclear how Audioslave and Temple of the Dog may perform or what guest singers might play with them. Audioslave’s surviving members have played an instrumental version of “Like a Stone” on tour with Prophets of Rage, so it’s possible they could do that, but System of a Down’s Serj Tankian has also joined them to play the song in the past. Surviving members of Temple of the Dog have not played their material since Cornell’s death.

  • Stone Gossardish

    Hello, that’s Matt singing his backing vocal.

    Did you all realize he’s wearing a 9:30 Club shirt too? Or did that fly over the head too?

    • mikesmaddie

      Thanks for confirming who the voice belongs to.

      To be honest, it was kind of faint when I heard it. So I couldn’t tell who it was singing.

      • Stone Gossardish

        It’s such a great tune and it’s been one for so long.

        Last PJ Tour, Matt didn’t do backing vocals as much. Stone neither. Both need to get back on that horse for the next run of shows they will play.