Watch Soundgarden Duo Rehearse Together as Part of MC50 Tour Preparation
It was teased last month that Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron would be making a special appearance as part of the MC50 touring lineup, celebrating the legacy of Rock Hall-nominated outfit MC5 as they mark their 50th anniversary year. This will mark the first time Cameron and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil will perform together since Chris Cornell's death. Fans got an early sample of what that will look like with the newly posted rehearsal footage.
Cameron posted a video clip, featuring cuts of the all-star band playing and jamming through "Rocket Reducer No. 62" in the studio. The group not only features MC5 leader Wayne Kramer, but you'll also see footage of Dug Pinnick of King's X, producer/bassist Don Was, former Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and vocalist Marcus Durant jamming in the studio. Many of the shots in the video are the members posing during photo shoots, but for a few seconds, you see Thayil and Cameron playing together.
In addition to Cameron's posting, Danny Bland has offered a number of Instagram shots from the rehearsal that can be seen below, including a potential set list for the upcoming tour. MC50 will hit both Europe and the U.S. during the run, with Cameron set to drop in on the trek June 8 at the Northside Festival in Denmark.
The U.S. leg starts Sept. 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and runs through Oct. 27, finishing in MC5's hometown of Detroit for two shows. Get all the MC50 tour and ticketing details here.