Pearl Jam & Soundgarden Supergroup Debuts In Seattle


Collaborations and supergroups can be a very interesting thing – from the much hyped, to the quite innocent as well as from Led Zeppelin to the late Scott Weiland fronted Velvet Revolver, everyone seems to have an opinion one way or another on supergroups. The first instance of the word being thrown around in the music space came around to be when Rolling Stone editor Jann Wenner would describe the beloved and acclaimed British rock group, Cream as the very first supergroup. That band would famously have Eric Clapton of The Yardbirds as well as Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker of Graham Bond Organization.

On social media via Instagram, during an event for the Museum of Pop Culture in Seattle, Washington, Matt Cameron, best known as the drummer for Pearl Jam would post a supergroup-inspired photo of his own which features a whose who of grunge-rock era icons including Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), and Kim Thayil (Soundgarden). The photo can be seen below. Cameron said, “3rd Secret Coming Soon!”

In news revolving around Soundgarden, lead guitarist Kim Thayil discussed the future of playing Soundgarden’s material with his former bandmates, Matt Cameron and Ben Sheppard. Credit to Lifeminute for the following.

“I think it’s very likely that Matt and Ben and I will play together,” Thayil said. “I think we know that the songs that we love, that we did for decades with Soundgarden if we’re gonna play those songs again or hear those songs when we wanna hear them, at best it’ll be with at least the three of us; that’s the closest we’re gonna get at this point.

Thayil would continue: “So I think we’d wanna re-explore that and do that at some time in the future, and I think the three of us have an interest in doing new things,” he continued. “We certainly like working together.”