The surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN – Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd – reunited over the weekend to play two of the band’s songs with singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile.
The trio joined Carlile onstage during her concert at the Gorge Amphitheatre in Washington state on Saturday (Aug. 14) to play the SOUNDGARDEN songs “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” and “Black Hole Sun.” This marked the first time that SOUNDGARDEN had played together in their home state since the death of singer Chris Cornell back in 2017.
“Are you ready to sing — scream — for one of the best rock ‘n’ roll bands in the world?” Carlile shouted just prior to introducing the members of SOUNDGARDEN to the stage.
You can check out videos of the performances below.
Brandi Carlile had previously recorded the two songs with the trio for a special Record Store Day release in 2020 titled ‘A Rooster Says’. The tracks became available for streaming at the end of the year.
Carlile also sang “Black Hole Sun” live with SOUNDGARDEN at the 2019 I Am the Highway tribute concert for Chris Cornell.