Temple Of The Dog Unveils Lost Song & Chris Cornell Addresses Setlists
On September 30, supergroup Temple Of The Dog will unveil a 25th anniversary edition of their first and only studio album, a self-titled effort original released in 1991. The band featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard and Mike McCready as well as drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) shared a taste of the reissue, a “lost song” dubbed “Black Cat”. Cornell also addressed whether the group will perform Soundgarden and Pearl Jam staples during their first-ever tour, which takes place in November.
“Black Cat” is a song Temple Of The Dog recorded during the sessions that yielded their 1991 album. The reissue includes a demo of the tune that missed the cut for the original LP. Listen to Temple Of The Dog’s demo for “Black Cat”:
Temple Of The Dog is currently scheduled to kick off their first-ever tour at Philadelphia’s Tower Theatre on November 4. Rolling Stone asked Chris Cornell if songs from Pearl Jam and Soundgarden would appear in the tour’s setlists to which the Soundgarden frontman responded that they wouldn’t. “I feel like that doesn’t feel right in my gut,” Cornell told Rolling Stone. “That’s nothing that I talked about with anybody. It’s just you asking and me reacting. It doesn’t feel like the right thing, but I might change my mind.”
Chris Cornell also revealed if all goes well there will be more shows in the future, “That’s kind of why we didn’t want to do an extensive tour. We just wanted to feel out the landscape. I hope we can go to Europe. It depends on how much fun we have with it, and how much people get out of it.”