Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron is teasing a mysterious new recording project with Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and Melvins frontman Buzz Osborne. Cameron has shared two videos on his Instagram story of the trio working on music in Sun Valley, CA. Hawkins fronted a one off Soundgarden reunion performance in Los Angeles at the ‘I Am The Highway’ Chris Cornell tribute show in Los Angeles last month. The Melvins were the first performers at the show, introduced by Soundgarden’s surviving members.
Cameron has posted himself playing many guitar riffs with the hashtag #DadRock in recent months, with many fans hoping he was writing new Pearl Jam song ideas, but could it be for a project with Hawkins and Osborne? We’ll have to wait and see. Cameron released his debut solo album Cavedweller in 2017, and Pearl Jam have reportedly done some work on a new album since then, releasing the new song “Can’t Deny Me” in 2018. The band have been quiet since wrapping up their 2018 tour last fall, announcing no plans for their new album after Eddie Vedder said the next time they’d play together would be in a studio.
Hawkins has worked on numerous side projects of his own, including Chevy Metal and Taylor Hawkins and the Coattail Riders. Foo Fighters are set to tour in Europe this summer.