Pearl Jam & Nirvana Supergroup Hires Big Name Singer


It was recently reported that the surviving members of Nirvana, Soundgarden, and Pearl Jam would get together at an event for the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington. After great mystery and anticipation, it can now be revealed what the project is as the secret is no longer.

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and Pearl Jam & Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron have united in a new band that is filled out with guitarist Bubba Dupree and vocalists Jennifer Johnson and Jillian Raye. The aforementioned three have been involved in projects with the legendary trio before.

The group, which is called 3rd Secret released their full-length self-titled debut album by surprise on Monday, April 11th. Novoselic would give hints of the band’s existence as early on as February of this year as he would state the following in a since-deleted tweet from the social media platform, Twitter: “”I am really busy trying to finish a record. In the middle of some hangups — looking for a mid-March release. But it’s a secret, so don’t tell anybody!”

The appearance at the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle ultimately ended up being a secret show.

“3rd Secret” track listing:

01. Rhythm Of The Ride
02. I Choose Me
03. Last Day Of August
04. Winter Solstice
05. Lies Fade Away
06. Live Without You
07. Right Stuff
08. the Dead Sea
09. Diamond In The Cold
10. Somewhere In Time
11. The Yellow Dress

In other Nirvana news, Melvins’ frontman Buzz Osborne would discuss influencing the iconic grunge group during an interview with Music Next. Credit to Metal Sucks for the below.

“What’s funny to me is it shows you what little understanding those people have of Soundgarden and Nirvana. They don’t get where that’s coming from for them either, which is okay. I mean, I just don’t concern myself a whole lot about that kind of thing.

He continued: “I like the idea that our stuff, our ideas, and my ideas about how music should be — what was missing from music that I thought of in the mid-’80s — were all things that then ended up through other bands like Nirvana and Soundgarden changed music on a global level.”