Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Jamming First Time Since Chris Cornell’s Death Will Melt Your Heart


The first photos of Wayne Kramer’s MC50 rehearsals for their upcoming tour have surfaced via Jeffgarden. Joining Kramer on the road will be fellow shredder Kim Thayil from Soundgarden, Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty, Dug Pinnick from King’s X on bass, and this time around, frontman Marcus Durant from Zen Guerrilla will glue it all together. Original MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson is the only other surviving member, and will join the band on select dates.

These rehearsal photos are the first new photos of Thayil to surface jamming with a band since Chris Cornell’s death in May 2017. It’s very good to see him smiling again, and we hope that Alternative Nation readers will show up to these shows to show Kim their love and support.

MC50 Tour Dates:
September 6 – Saint Augustine
September 7 – Atlanta, GA
September 9 – Nashville TN
September 13 – Boston, MA
September 14 – Huntington, NY
September 15 – Philadelphia, PA
September 17 – New York, NY
September 18 – Montreal, QC, Canada
September 19 – Toronto, ON, Canada
September 21 – Millvale, PA
September 22 – Grand Rapids, MI
September 23 – Cleveland, OH
September 25 – Milwaukee, WI
September 26 – St. Louis, MO
September 29 – Dallas, TX
October 1 – Tempe, AZ
October 3 – San Diego, CA
October 4 – San Francisco, CA
October 16 – Seattle, WA
October 17 – Vancouver, BC, Canada
October 19 – Salt Lake City, UT
October 20 – Englewood, CO
October 23 – Minneapolis, MN
October 24 – Chicago, IL
October 25 – Cincinnati, OH
October 26 – Detroit, MI
October 27 – Detroit, MI