|Temple of the Dog|
Temple of the Dog
|Genres||Grunge, Hard Rock|
|Date of Formation||1990|
|Formation Location||Seattle, Washington|
|Years Active||1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016|
|Associated Acts||Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam|
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Temple of the Dog was an American rock supergroup that formed in Seattle, Washington in 1990. It was conceived by vocalist Chris Cornell of Soundgarden as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of the bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. The lineup included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar (both ex-members of Mother Love Bone), Mike McCready on lead guitar, and Matt Cameron on drums. Eddie Vedder appeared as a guest to provide some lead and backing vocals.
The band released its only album, the self-titled Temple of the Dog, in April 1991 through A&M Records. The recording sessions took place in November and December 1990 at London Bridge Studios, in Seattle, Washington with producer Rakesh "Rick" Parashar. Although earning praise from music critics at the time of its release, the album was not widely recognized until 1992, when Vedder, Ament, Gossard, and McCready had their breakthrough with Pearl Jam.
The band toured in 2016 in celebration of the 25th anniversary of their self-titled album.
Current Members Edit
- Chris Cornell – lead vocals, banjo, guitar, harmonica (1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016; died 2017)
- Mike McCready – lead guitar, backing vocals (1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Stone Gossard – rhythm guitar, backing vocals (1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Jeff Ament – bass, backing vocals (1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)
- Matt Cameron – drums, backing vocals (1990–1992, 2003, 2009, 2011, 2014, 2015, 2016)