90s grunge supergroup Temple Of The Dog, comprised of members from Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, reunited for the first time in three years over the weekend as part of Neil Young‘s annual Bridge School Benefit acoustic concert.
Rolling Stone reports the reunion came at the end of Pearl Jam’s set, when PJ frontman Eddie Vedder invited Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell back onstage, with SG also being on the bill, to perform Temple Of The Dog single Hunger Strike.
The performance is the first time Temple Of The Dog have played onstage together since 2011. For anyone scratching their heads, Temple Of The Dog was formed in 1990 by Cornell as a tribute to friend Andrew Wood, singer with Seattle bands Malfunkshun and Mother Love Bone. TOTD released only one self-titled LP in 1991.
Temple Of The Dog is comprised of all the members of Pearl Jam plus Cornell, though PJ and Soundgarden both share drummer Matt ‘Money Bags’ Cameron, so technically there are two members of SG in Temple Of The Dog.
During their set Pearl Jam also performed a cover of The Beatles’ Rain, while Soundgarden delivered a stirring performance of 1996 single Burden in My Hand. Bridge School Benefit concert is a two-night affair.
Check out Temple Of The Dog perform Hunger Strike and Soundgarden play Burden In My Hand below.