Temple of The Dog (Soundgarden + Pearl Jam) Reunite at Bridge School Benefit

We may have seen it on prior rare occasions, but the moment was no less special at this year’s Bridge School Benefit Concert on Saturday when, after a gorgeous cover of The Beatles classic “Rain,” Temple of The Dog reunited onstage for a run through their “Hunger Strike” hit.

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Fans did the obvious math when it was announced that Neil and Peggy Young had booked both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, whose members comprise the pre-Pearl Jam supergroup Temple of the Dog, for the intimate annual charity performance. After a series of remarkable stripped performances from Soundgarden, Florence and The Machine, Neil Young, Norah Jones, Brian Wilson and more, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell joined his friends in Pearl Jam to perform the Temple of the Dog classic “Hunger Strike”. 


The event marked the fifth performance of Temple of The Dog together since 1991 — which last occurred during Pearl Jam’s unforgettable 20th anniversary music festival in 2012. That makes five for five for this Pearl Jam fan…

Soundgarden Setlist:
Fell On Black Days
Blow Up the Outside World
Black Hole Sun
Burden In My Hand

Pearl Jam Setlist:

Elderly Woman Behind The Counter In A Small Town
Rain (The Beatles)
Sleeping By Myself
Given to Fly
Last Kiss
Fuckin Up (Neil Young)

Temple of the Dog Setlist:
Hunger Strike