Temple of the Dog

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Temple of the Dog
OriginSeattle, Washington, USA
GenresAlternative rock, grunge, hard rock
Years active19901992
(One-off reunion: 2003)
Past member(s)Jeff Ament
Matt Cameron
Chris Cornell
Stone Gossard
Mike McCready
Eddie Vedder

Temple of the Dog was an American rock band that was formed in 1990 by Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. He started the band as a tribute to his friend, Andrew Wood.[1] Wood died on March 19, 1990 of a heroin overdose, the day Cornell got back from a tour.[2]

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 named 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".

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  1. Turman, Katherine. "Life Rules." RIP. October 1991
  2. Nicholls, Justin (14 April 1991). "KISW 99.9 FM: Seattle, Radio Interview by Damon Stewart in The New Music Hour with Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard". Fivehorizons.com. Retrieved 1 May 2016.

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