The ultimate grunge supergroup, Temple of the Dog formed in 1990 in tribute to late Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood and featured Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and all of Pearl Jam’s musicians in its ranks. Eddie Vedder even dropped in some backing vocals from time to time. When it was announced earlier this year that the band would be reforming for a brief tour, the jaws of the previously plaid-clad could be heard dropping across the land. No one was expecting this, and as a result it feels more like an event than a simple concert. The band’s sole 1991 self-titled album is a genre classic, on which Cornell pours out his heart for his friend while the Pearl Jam guys play from the soul as they’ve always done. The mere idea of hearing “Hunger Strike” live is enough to raise goosebumps.
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