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Old 05-22-2017, 02:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Chris Cornell formed Soundgarden way back in 1984 and they became the first of the "grunge" bands to be signed to a major label. Fellow Seattle band Mother Love Bone was around since 1987.

When MLB's Andrew Wood died in 1990 (just days before release of their debut album) Chris Cornell wrote a pair of songs paying tribute to his friend and asked Stone and Jeff of MLB to play with him on the recordings. As they rehearsed they came up with more songs, so the intended single grew into what would become the Temple of the Dog album.

Meanwhile Stone had begun writing the music which would become the first Pearl Jam tracks, and in the process met Eddie Vedder and formed Pearl Jam along with with former MLB bassist Jeff, so Eddie was hanging out as Temple of the Dog rehearsed and then recorded, and ended up being invited to be backing vocalist on some tracks, and eventually co-lead on Hunger Strike.

Temple of the Dog was released in April of 1991, Pearl Jam's Ten later the same year.
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