Hiro Yamamoto

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Hiro Yamamoto
Birth nameHiro Yamamoto
Born (1961-04-13) April 13, 1961 (age 61)
OriginRichton Park, Illinois, United States
GenresGrunge, alternative metal,
Occupation(s)songwriter, bassist
Years active1984–present
LabelsSub Pop, A&M, SST

Hiro Yamamoto (ヒロ・ヤマモト) (born April 13, 1961) is an American musician. He is a bassist. In 1984, he began the grunge band Soundgarden along with Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell. In 1989, he left the band after the completion of the Louder Than Love recording sessions.[1]

Chris Cornell said about the recording of the album, "At the time Hiro had excommunicated himself from the band and there wasn't a free-flowing system as far as music went, so I ended up writing a lot of it."[2] Yamamoto was becoming frustrated that he wasn't contributing much, and opted to go back to college.[1] Cornell also said, "It seems an odd time to quit. We're doing real well. We've got a touring budget now. We don't haul amps or do such long van rides any more."[1]

One year later, he started the independent rock band Truly with Screaming Trees drummer Mark Pickerel and Robert Roth from The Storybook Krooks.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "How Does Your Garden Grow?". Sounds. October 21, 1989.
  2. "Colour Me Badmotorfinger!". Raw. October 30, 1991.