Short-lived ‘90s supergroup Temple of the Dog reunited Saturday at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit in California when Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell joined Pearl Jam for a performance of the grunge classic “Hunger Strike.”
Temple of the Dog was launched in 1990 as a tribute to the late Seattle-based vocalist Andrew Wood. The band’s members included Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, as well as Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedder, who were in the early stages of coming together as Pearl Jam. Rolling Stone has pointed out that because former Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron joined Pearl Jam in 1998, a Temple of the Dog reunion takes place whenever Chris Cornell joins Pearl Jam on stage.
Temple of the Dog’s self-titled LP sold modestly upon its release in 1991, but eventually went platinum after Pearl Jam and Soundgarden achieved mainstream success with their respective albums, Ten and Badmotorfinger.
Watch Pearl Jam invite Chris Cornell to perform “Hunger Strike” below.