Pearl Jam Member Announces Tragic Death Of His Ex-Bandmate

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Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has announced the death of Fred Chalenor, who he worked on a band with that never fully got off the ground in the mid 90’s.

He wrote on Instagram, “Rest In Power Fred Chalenor. Fred was a huge inspiration to me as a young musician. I was in awe of him when I first saw him play with Face Ditch in the early 80s. When the opportunity presented itself to play music together, I jumped at the chance and recorded one of my favorite records, Ankety Low Day.

In the mid nineties, we wrote and recorded music together in hopes of starting a avant-garde rock band. We never got that far with the band, but one bit of music I was working at that time with Fred later became the Soundgarden song Limo Wreck. He was a once in a lifetime musician and will be truly missed by all of us in the PNW music scene and around the world.”

View the full tribute post below.