Photos by Ehud Lazin
It took mere minutes for the five-city, eight-night reunion tour of Temple of the Dog to sell out. That’s because the supergroup, made up of Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden, and Jeff Ament, Mike McCready and Stone Gossard of Pearl Jam, is playing live together for the first time in 25 years for the anniversary of their first–and only–release. And that’s not for lack of popularity: the band’s self-titled record, released in 1991 as a tribute to Andrew Wood, the lead singer of Mother Love Bone (who died of a heroin overdose), sold over a million copies after Pearl Jam’s rise to fame the following year.
We were lucky enough to catch up with them on their second of two nights at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby, PA, and they didn’t disappoint… even if it has been a while since the guys have shared the spotlight.