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Temple of the Dog will reunite and tour for the first time…

Chris Cornell formed the band, Temple of the Dog in the year 1990 ’cause he wanted to pay tribute to his friend Andrew Wood (who died of drug overdose) who was the singer for Mother Love Bone. The band Temple of the Dog featured Chris himself and members of Pearl Jam. Yes, even Eddie Vedder was in Temple to sing backup vocals for a few  songs and sung parts of “Hunger Strike” w/ Chris. The song “Hunger Strike” became a huge hit… the video was played constantly on MTV/VH1 and the song was all over the FM radio back in the day. I’ll never forget it. “Hunger Strike” is one of my favorite songs of all time and I still love the song now. Will Eddie himself be a part of this tour so he can sing “Hunger Strike” with Chris? Probably. That song can only be sung by those two guys, nobody else. I can’t see anybody else singing Eddie’s vocal part toward the end of the song, “I’m going hunnnnngggggrrrrryyyyyyyy” and then Chris goes, “going Hungry aaahhhhhhhhhhhh”. You get the deal.

The Temple of the Dog tour just announced, yeah, this is the band’s first tour ever ’cause the band never toured. They just recorded in the studio ’cause they wanted to make a tribute for their friend. That’s all they made that album for.

They’re doing this as a celebration for the 25th anniversary of that album they did. I used to have that album on CD but not sure what happened to it. Maybe somebody borrowed it from me and never gave it back or whatever but this reminds me that I should get this album again. I’ll probably buy it from Itunes sometime.

Question is, will Temple of the Dog record a second album together in the studio? Who knows. We’ll have to wait and see what the band decides. I’d love them to do a second album.

Kev

Cool Videos: Temple of the Dog makes a surprise reunion…

The band Pearl Jam, are celebrating their 20 years of being together as a band, and their way of celebrating it, they play a surprise, PJ20, show on Sept. 3rd, at the Apline Valley Music Theatre, in Wiconsin. Before Pearl Jam played their set, Eddie Vedder invited Chris Cornell to sing four songs which would reunite, Temple of The Dog. Nobody ever thought a Temple of The Dog reunion would happen but it did. If Soundgarden can reunite why can’t, Temple? I think Temple should go back in the studio and record a second album because I loved their first one.

Enjoy the videos. Both Eddie and Chris seemed pretty thrilled to be back together and they still sound great!

Kev