Reunited Soundgarden Members’ New Project Is ‘Ready For Liftoff’

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Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has shared a new photo of himself rehearsing with Kim Thayil for MC50’s upcoming performances. He wrote on Instagram: “#MC50 ready for liftoff.”

Thayil and Cameron are rehearsing with Wayne Kramer and friends for the MC50 tour. Thayl will serve as a guitarist on the tour, while Cameron will be a special guest next month.

Cameron will perform at Northside Festival in Denmark on June 8th, 2018 as a special guest with MC5.

To celebrate the upcoming 50th anniversary of Kick Out the Jams, the legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer has gathered a new band around him, which he calls the MC50. The band will this summer go on the road with a setlist with all eight songs from the debut album plus favorites from MC5’s back catalog, and the band behind Kramer is pretty remarkable. It features guitarist Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Don Was on bass and Marcus Durant from Zen Guerrilla on vocals.

Cameron and Thayil made their first public appearance together since Chris Cornell’s death last fall to support Vicky Cornell at a Human Rights Watch charity dinner as she accepted an award on behalf of her late husband. Ben Shepherd has yet to make any public appearance or statement since Cornell’s death, though he was photographed with Chris’ brother Peter Cornell in Seattle last year.

#MC50 ready for liftoff.

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