Temple of the Dog

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Temple of the Dog
Origin Seattle, Washington, USA
Genres Alternative rock, grunge, hard rock
Years active 19901992
(One-off reunion: 2003)
Labels A&M
Associated acts Green River, Soundgarden, Skin Yard, Bad Radio, Mother Love Bone, Pearl Jam, Brad, Hater, Hovercraft, Mad Season, Three Fish, Wellwater Conspiracy, The Rockfords, Audioslave
Past members
Jeff Ament
Matt Cameron
Chris Cornell
Stone Gossard
Mike McCready
Eddie Vedder

Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that formed in 1990 by Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. He started the band as a tribute to his friend, Andrew Wood, who died in March 1990 of a fatal drug overdose. Before he died, Andrew had been the lead singer of Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone.

Members of the band included Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar (both ex-members of Mother Love Bone), Mike McCready on lead guitar, Matt Cameron on drums and Eddie Vedder, providing backing vocals.

The band only released one album, which was also called Temple of the Dog. The album was released in 1991 and had two hit songs, "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and "Hunger Strike". Cornell sang the lead vocals on "Say Hello 2 Heaven" and Vedder sang the lead vocals on "Hunger Strike".