Soundgarden members to reunite for first time since Chris Cornell’s death

Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron will reportedly perform at Denmark's Northside Festival

Two of the three surviving Soundgarden members are set to reunite at a European festival this summer, marking their first live performance since the death of frontman Chris Cornell.

Grunge legend and Audioslave singer Cornell passed away in May 2017. His death was later ruled as suicide.

Now, reports suggest that Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron will appear at Denmark’s Northside Festival on June 8.


According to the reports, both Thayil and Cameron, also drummer in Pearl Jam, will be part of a supergroup formed to mark the 50th anniversary of MC5‘s classic proto-punk album ‘Kick Out The Jams’.

It would be the first time Thayil and Cameron have performed together since Cornell’s passing. Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd is not expected to join them for the performance.

Last year, Cameron paid tribute to Cornell on Facebook. “My dark knight is gone,” he wrote. “Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”

It was previously reported that Soundgarden were working on a new album prior to Cornell’s death. Thayil had told Billboard that the band had been slowly working on a follow-up to 2012’s ‘King Animal’.

Saying that there had been “a couple years of intermittent songwriting sessions”, Thayil added that there were “some songs that [had] been demoed”.

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