“Recently I found a letter that Kurt sent me in 1992. It’s the one thing I would be heartbroken if my house were to burnburn down. I was upset with Kurt because I hadn’t talked with him for a while, and some decisions had been made without me. He got word that I was upset, so he sent me a letter that basically talked about: Don’t worry, this fame thing will blow over and we’ll hopefully come down to the level of the Pixies or Sonic Youth, and how there are times he wished he could break up the band and startstart a new band called Novoselic, Grohl and the Bad Communicator. At the end of the letter it says: I’m sorry if I’ve been distant. I want you to know that your role in this band, as a member and a brother, is lethally important. And at the end … it just says bye-bye. But that, to me, is what I rest my head on at night, is remembering not only my version but Kurt’s as well.”—Dave Grohl (2002)
Essentially a crossover between the bands Pearl Jam and Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog was a band that was formed as a tribute to Mother Love Bone’s Andrew Wood (some nice friends, eh?).
Pearl Jam was created with Eddie Vedder and the leftover guys from Mother Love Bone after Temple of the Dog released their album, but the addition of Chris Cornell makes this crossover truly unique. The band doesn’t really sound anything like Pearl Jam or Soundgarden, and instead makes their own unique sound. I highly suggest listening to their stuff if you’re a big fan of the 90’s grunge music…very inspring!