Surviving Soundgarden Members Reunite For Heartwarming Dinner With Chris Cornell’s Ex-Wife


Stuart Hallerman shared the following photo after Chris Cornell’s funeral with the caption: “We’re all living on “silver linings” today, but they are abundant.”

In the photo are Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, former Soundgarden producer Jack Endino, Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, former Soundgarden bassist Hiro Yamamoto, and Chris Cornell’s ex-wife Susan Silver.

Hallerman responded to a comment from former Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel, “Your name came up, Matt was reminiscing about their first trip to Ellensburg, a show with you and the Trees. Car problems! VW bus with no clutch cable made it home over the pass after…”

Ex-Pearl Jam drummer Dave Abbruzzese commented, “Absolutely fantastic!! Thank you for posting this photo! Great great great to see you all together!”

Ben Shepherd was not featured in the photo, and the only photograph that appeared to surface of him at the funeral was a picture of him next to Filter frontman Richard Patrick.

  • T Thomas

    Props and condolences to the class acts of Soundgarden’s remaining band members. They’re probably done as a band, but I trust these guys to earnestly manage Soundgarden’s and Chris Cornell’s legacy.

  • Chris Hobbs

    agreed. It would be wonderful if at some point they release the demos of the songs they were working on, but to try and continue as an active band would not really work in my opinion.

  • Adam Martin

    Where has Ben Shepherd been?

    • nomad

      He was at the funeral. Probably just grieving privately in his own way.

      • ricky_fitts

        Just like everyone else, I was shocked and devastated by Chris’ sudden death. Being 37 and German, Soundgarden, Nirvana, Pearl Jam, STP saved my life as a teenager. Especially Chris’ first solo album is one of my all-time-favourites and I often think back to the wonderful show in Frankfurt.
        Last week, I did some research on Ben because I didn’t see him here on the pictures. Then I stumbled upon this article
        and it was my feeling that, apart from the family, he must have been hit hardest by Chris’ suicide, considering his biography and the fact that he already lost such a dear friend in Kurt Cobain.
        Does anybody know if he’s alright or what he’s doing?

        • jimnastics

          I echo this comment, I hope Ben is Ok and has friends and family around him. It would be nice to have some kind of word that he is alright.

  • Idiot Magnet

    They could always reunite with Hiro and only play Circle of Power. jk! Chris’ songwriting was such an integral part of the band, I don’t know how they could go on as Soundgarden. Maybe by another name, with another musical identity, but not SG. For the record, when you consider the nature of the two words making up their name, “Soundgarden” has got to be the best band name ever.

  • CJames24x

    My condolences to Susan. She really loved him. Everything went downhill after her. Sending her and their daughter our condolences.