When Andrew Wood, singer of a Seattle band called Mother Love Bone, died of an overdose in 1990, his former roommate, Chris Cornell, decided to get some buddies together to record a tribute album.
He called up Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Matt Cameron. They brought along some surfer kid who had just moved north from San Diego to play in this new band. They called this group Temple of the Dog.
Retrospectively, this was a supergroup, compromising of everyone in Pearl Jam today and 50% of Soundgarden. But back then, these bands were barely on anyone’s radar. Now, for the 25th anniversary of the project, Temple of the Dog is reuniting for a tour.
The only guy who won’t be part of this is Eddie Vedder.
Still, longtime grunge fans are freaking out over this turn of events, something that no one ever thought they’d see in this universe.