Dave Abbruzzese Shares ‘Beautiful’ Pearl Jam & Soundgarden Photo: ‘The Egos Were Still In Check’


Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese commented on Jay Blakesberg’s photo of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden backstage at Lollapalooza 1992.

“This photo made me realize the real beauty of that time in my life. At that time the egos were still in check. Love & respect was the method that kept the madness at bay. This photo captured more than just two bands embracing the notion of a marketing opportunity.

This is a moment I will forever value, now frozen in time. What a monumental summer we all had together. That tour… That time… All that energy. Wow. Truly humbling. Thank you, Universe. -dave.”

View the awesome photo below!

Former Pearl Jam drummer/Soundgarden touring drummer Matt Chamberlain wrote a tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on Facebook.

“I’m really going to miss Chris Cornell …He was a very gentle soul and a genius musician.. I had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up nightly from his otherworldly singing back in 2014 when i toured with Soundgarden.

I also played drums on his last solo record, we had such a great time cracking jokes and making music… I feel very lucky to have played music with him.. R.I.P. and condolences to his beautiful family…”

Former Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese responded, “Much love to you, Matt.”