Soundgarden/Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog drummer Matt Cameron has offered the first public reaction of a surviving member of Soundgarden to Chris Cornell’s death.
“My dark knight is gone,” he wrote on Facebook. “Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”
Pearl Jam/Temple of the Dog guitarist Mike McCready also discussed Cornell’s death in a new Seattle Times article.
“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle,” said McCready.
“Chris means a lot to me today, as he trusted me to play on Temple,” McCready said Thursday. “He handed me a dream in getting to actually play on beautiful songs. Informed how I would play on Pearl Jam records in the future, I believe. Gave me the break into the music business I’d wanted since I was 11.
“He was a friend I will miss. I miss you, brother.”