Matt Cameron

Matt Cameron is an American musician, songwriter, and producer, best known as the drummer for the Seattle-based rock bands Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. He was born on November 28, 1962, in San Diego, California.

Cameron started playing drums at a young age and was influenced by jazz and progressive rock music. He moved to Seattle in the mid-1980s and joined the band Skin Yard, which released six albums between 1986 and 1993. In 1986, he also joined the iconic grunge band Soundgarden, replacing their original drummer, Scott Sundquist.

Cameron became a key member of Soundgarden, contributing to their signature sound with his powerful drumming and intricate rhythms. He played on all of their studio albums until their initial breakup in 1997, including the critically acclaimed albums “Badmotorfinger” and “Superunknown.”

In addition to his work with Soundgarden, Cameron has also been the drummer for Pearl Jam since 1998, replacing their original drummer, Dave Krusen. He has contributed to all of Pearl Jam’s studio albums since then, including their most recent album, “Gigaton,” released in 2020.

Cameron is known for his dynamic and inventive drumming style, incorporating elements of jazz, funk, and hard rock into his playing. He has also worked as a session musician and producer for various other artists over the years, including the Smashing Pumpkins, Queens of the Stone Age, and the Zac Brown Band.

In addition to his musical career, Cameron is also an advocate for environmental causes and has been involved in various charity events and benefit concerts over the years. He has also been a supporter of animal rights and has worked with organizations such as PETA and Farm Sanctuary.

In summary, Matt Cameron is a highly respected and influential drummer, songwriter, and producer who has played a significant role in the success of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. His powerful and inventive drumming style has helped to define the sound of grunge and alternative rock, and he has also worked with numerous other artists throughout his career. Cameron is also a committed environmentalist and animal rights activist, and has been involved in various social and political causes over the years.

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The Death of Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell was the singer, and songwriter of Temple of the Dog, although he was best known as the lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. On May 18, 2017, Cornell was found dead in his hotel room in Detroit, Michigan, at the age of 52. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

Cornell had a history of drug and alcohol abuse, and had reportedly been sober for several years prior to his death. However, his wife later stated that he may have taken an extra dose of the prescription anti-anxiety medication Ativan, which can cause suicidal thoughts and actions as a side effect.

The news of Cornell’s death was met with shock and sadness by fans and fellow musicians alike, with many paying tribute to his talent and contributions to the music industry. A public memorial service was held for him in Los Angeles, which was attended by a number of high-profile musicians and celebrities.

In the years since Cornell’s passing, his legacy has continued to be celebrated by fans and musicians around the world. Several tribute concerts and events have been held in his honor, and his music continues to inspire new generations of fans. However, his death has also raised awareness about the importance of mental health and the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Discography Lyrics Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog – Temple of the Dog (Álbum)

Temple of the Dog - Temple of the Dog (portada del álbum)

  1. Say Hello 2 Heaven – 6:22
  2. Reach Down – 11:11
  3. Hunger Strike – 4:03
  4. Pushin Forward Back (Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Cornell) – 3:44
  5. Call Me a Dog – 5:02
  6. Times of Trouble (Gossard, Cornell) – 5:41
  7. Wooden Jesus – 4:09
  8. Your Saviour – 4:02
  9. Four Walled World (Gossard, Cornell) – 6:53
  10. All Night Thing – 3:52
Lyrics Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog – Your Savior

People like you, I know myself
Walk in the shoes of somebody else
Whisper to me, my tragic fate
Whisper to me, my tragic end
But don’t give me your savior

People I choose, life on my own
Burn me your fuse, throw me your stones
Give me your brand, burn on my hand
Whisper to me, my tragic end
But don’t give me your savior

People I choose, I know myself
Lay my need out, give you my help
But you give me your blues
And you whisper my fate
But don’t give me your savior

Lyrics Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog – Wooden Jesus

Wooden Jesus, where are you from?
Korea or canada or maybe taiwan?
I didn’t know it was the holy land
But I believed from the minute
The check left my hand, and I pray

Can I be saved? I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden jesus I¡ll cut you in
On twenty percent of my future sin

Porcelain mary her majesties pure
Looking for virgin territory.
Coat hanger halos don’t come cheap
From television shepherds with living room
Sheep, and I pray

Can I be saved? I spent all my money
On a future grave
Wooden jesus I’ll cut you in
On twenty percent of my future sin

Lyrics Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog – Times of Trouble

When the spoon is hot
And the needles sharp
And you drift away
I can hear you say
That the world in black
Is upon your back
And your body shakes
So you ditch away
And you close the shades

Dont try to do it
Dont try to kill your time
You might do it
Then you cant change your mind
Youve got a hold on to your time
Till your break through these
Times of trouble

When you try to talk
And the words get hard
And they put you down
Dont you stay
Dont you ditch away

I saw you swinging
Swinging your mothers sword
I know youre playing but
Sometimes the rules get hard
But if somebody left you out on a ledge
If somebody pushed you over the edge
If somebody loved you and left you for dead
You got to hold on to your time till you break
Through these times of trouble

Lyrics Temple of the Dog

Temple of the Dog – Say Hello to Heaven

Please, mother mercy
Take me from this place
And the long winded curses
I keep hearing in my head
Words never listen
And teachers never learn
Now Im warm from the candle
But I feel too cold to burn
He came from an island
And he died from the street
He hurt so bad like a soul breaking
But he never said nothing to me
So say hello to heaven

New like a baby
Lost like a prayer
The sky was your playground
But the cold ground was your bed
Poor stargazer
Shes got no tears in her eyes
Smooth like whisper
She knows that love heals all wounds with time
Now it seems like too much love
Is never enough, you better seek out
Another road cause this one has
Ended abrupt, say hello to heaven

I never wanted
To write these words down for you
With the pages of phrases
Of things well never do
So I blow out the candle, and
I put you to bed
Since you cant say to me
Now how the dogs broke your bone
Theres just one thing left to be said
Say hello to heaven