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Pearl Jam + Soundgarden Australian Tour 2013 – Not Happening

Written by Mike Hohnen on November 9, 2012

Pearl Jam and Soundgarden‘s common link, sticks man Matt Cameron, caused a bit of a stir when he kicked up rumours regarding a co-headlining tour with both bands. What seemed to be too good to be true was in fact just that, with Chris Cornell shutting down all the rumours.

Currently doing the press rounds in support of the band’s first album in 15 years, Chris Cornell spoke to Triple M, who were quick to throw the question about the tour at him, though the answer was not what we wanted: “That’s definitely false. If you ever watch Matt play in Soundgarden, I can’t imagine him doing another 2-hour set after that,” he said, laughing it off.

The rumour really did hold water, with both bands expected to release highly anticipated albums around the same time, and the fact that there is considerable crossover with each band’s fan base. But alas, we will need to wait a little longer for this dream tour.

Also discussed in the interview were the connotations that come with a return album. Bands in similar situations find that after years of silence, their new releases either fall on deaf ears, or get ripped to shreds by their old fan base. Cornell, however, took a different approach with King Animal, stating to Triple M, “We feel like we put the fans first when we made this album … they will feel it.”

To hear the whole interview, pop over to the Triple M website.

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