Next month will mark the one-year anniversary of Soundgarden frontman and grunge pioneer Chris Cornell’s death. In the last year, tributes have poured out in honour of the icon’s legacy, with his peers remembering and recognising his ongoing impact on the world of rock music.
Now, for the first time since Cornell’s passing, members of Soundgarden will reunite on stage for a live performance, as pointed out by Pearl Jam Online.
Soundgarden’s guitarist Kim Thayil and drummer Matt Cameron will take to the stage at Northside Festival in Denmark on June 8, as part of a tribute to the great proto-punk act MC5 in celebration of the 50th anniversary of their iconic 1969 debut album Kick Out the Jams.
The band comprises of Cameron, Thayil, Don Was on bass and Marcus Durant from Zen Guerrilla on vocals. Cameron and Thayil made their first public appearance together since Cornell’s death last fall to support Vicky Cornell at a Human Rights Watch charity dinner, but have yet to perform music together. The band’s bassist Ben Shepherd has maintained a low profile since and is yet to make a public appearance.
It was also revealed last week that Cornell’s last hours would be explored in the American TV-series ‘Autopsy: The Last Hours of…’, that has previously explored the passings of Marvin Gaye, George Harrison and George Michael.
Watch Serj Tankian and Prophets Of Rage perform Audioslave’s ‘Like A Stone’ in Cornell’s honour.