Temple of the Dog Planning Huge New Release

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Photo credit: Dustin Halter for AlternativeNation.net

Photo credit: Dustin Halter for AlternativeNation.net

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky has hinted on Instagram that a very special new Temple of the Dog release is in the works.

A fan commented on Instagram, “Anyone know if [the 2016] TOTD shows will be officially released?” Vicky responded, “Good idea;)”

Temple of the Dog, which featured Soundgarden bandmates Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron, and Pearl Jam members Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Mike McCready, and Eddie Vedder, reissued their debut album to celebrate its 25th anniversary in 2016 following Cornell getting the master tapes to the album back. The band reunited for their only tour, as they only played live select times in the past, never going on a proper tour. Eddie Vedder did not participate in the reunion tour at all, even at the hometown show in Seattle.

The band had previously done one off performances that included Vedder in 1990, 1991, 1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, and 2014. The 2016 tour featured shows at Seattle’s Paramount Theater, Los Angeles’ Forum, New York’s Madison Square Garden, San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, and Philadelphia’s Darby Theatre. It’s unclear if the live release would be of a specific show, or a combination of the 2016 performances.

A new Chris Cornell career retrospective album just came out, so a Temple of the Dog live release could be an exciting followup. Unreleased material from Soundgarden’s King Animal followup album sessions and unheard Audioslave material have also been speculated as future posthumous Chris Cornell releases.