3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Premiere “Rhythm Of The Ride” Video

3rd Secret, the project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have premiered a new video for their song “Rhythm Of The Ride.” That track appears on the band’s self-titled debut album, which was released last month.

3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Share “I Choose Me” Live Video

3rd Secret, the project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have shared a new live video for their song “I Choose Me.” The clip was filmed during the band’s March 2021 set at The Museum Of Pop Culture in Seattle, WA. The track appears on their self-titled debut album, which was released earlier this month.

3rd Secret (Soundgarden, Nirvana, Etc.) Surprise Release Self-Titled Debut Album

3rd Secret, the new project featuring Kim Thayil (Soundgarden), Matt Camreon (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam), Krist Novoselic (Nirvana), Jon “Bubba” Dupree (Void), Jillian Raye (Giants In The Trees), and Jennifer Johnson, have surprise released their debut album. The self-titled effort can be streamed below:

Melvins Share Video For Cover Of Soundgarden’s “Spoonman” Featuring Matt Cameron

Melvins have shared a new video for their cover of Soundgarden‘s “Spoonman.“ This track features Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and it appears on the band’s recently released EP “Lord Of The Flies.“ That effort features the following songs:

01. “Never Say You’re Sorry”
02. “Spoonman” (feat. Matt Cameron) (Soundgarden cover)
03. “Misty Mountain Urge” (Led Zeppelin/Devo medley)
04. “The Receiver & The Empire State”

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) Was Recently In The Studio With Krist Novoselic (Nirvana)

It looks like Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) is working on some new music with Krist Novoselic (Nirvana). The two were recently tracking new material at Avast! Recording Co. in Seattle, WA.

Brandi Carlile Says She Would Like To Become Soundgarden’s New Singer

During an interview with Rolling Stone, Brandi Carlile said she would like to become Soundgarden’s permanent singer. Despite her busy schedule, the musician, who previously took part in the Chris Cornell tribute concert and recorded covers of “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” with members of the band, said she “would make the time” to front the group. She added:

“I am such a Chris Cornell fan. I loved him so much. I was so devastated when he left us.”

“We are inextricably linked to Soundgarden for life. They were our heroes.”

Soundgarden, Municipal Waste, Etc. Members To Guest On New Mastodon Album “Hushed And Grim”

It looks like Mastodon’s new album, “Hushed And Grim” (out October 29), will feature a number of special guests. During an interview with Kerrang!, the group confirmed that Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Municipal Waste’s Dave Witte, Marcus King, João Nogueira, etc. will appear on the effort.

Drummer/vocalist Brann Dailor said the following about the new record, which was influenced by the death of the band’s manager Nick John:

“‘Hushed And Grim‘ is a mood. It’s about grief, about guilt, about all those fun feelings. It’s awful seeing your friend suffer like that and knowing there’s nothing that you can do. If you know, you know…”

Bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders added:

“It’s about taking the factual, brutal darkness of a life’s moment, then really trying to navigate through and beyond it. Writing and recording this record was like grief counselling for me: started out feeling horrific, came out feeling fantastic. Even if we wanted to write a happier record, we couldn’t. Our band doesn’t work that way. We can’t just shovel all of the darkness aside and say that everything was great.”

On another note, guitarist/vocalist Brent Hinds mentioned that the group also recorded some “proggy punk-rock songs” and “long Sabbathy-sounding shit” during the “Hushed And Grim” sessions. The extra material might be used for another future release.

Metallica Release Chris Cornell Tribute Performance On Vinyl

Metallica have released their live covers of Soundgarden’s “All Your Lies” and “Head Injury” on vinyl as part of their “Vinyl Club.” The tracks were recorded during the “I Am The Highway” tribute concert for Chris Cornell at the Forum in Los Angeles, CA in January 2019.

Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich commented:

“Thank you for your musk, thank you for the words, for your thoughts… Thank you for the shows, thank you for the good times, for putting yourself out there… and thank you, along with your fellow bandmates, for giving us something that inspired us, excited us, meant something, moved us, and not only gave us belief in the possibilities, but turned us the fuck on.

What an honor to have known you, to have shared the stage with you and created next level memories, and ultimately to nave been included in the LA celebration of your life, which allowed us the opportunity to share with the world just how much your music and your brilliance meant to us.

Here are two of our favorite old-school Soundgarden tracks from that special night.”

Cornell’s widow Vicky added:

“Thank you so much to Metallica for the love and appreciation that you have shown for Chris and for memorializing that love, admiration and support from your performances at the ‘I Am The Highway’ tribute on this truly amazing and special vinyl.

Joining the tribute concert meant so much to me and my children and to so many fans around the world… And I know how proud Chris would be, not only because you were there as his friends, but also because he was such a huge Metallica fan.

Thank you so much and thank you Lars for your very kind words about Chris. It is true that ‘a man is not dead while his name is still spoken.’ Thank you for continuing to honor him.”

Watch Soundgarden Members Join Brandi Carlile Onstage For Covers Of “Black Hole Sun” & “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”

During her August 14 show at The Gorge Amphitheatre in George, WA, Brandi Carlile was joined onstage by Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron for covers of “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below. This news comes after Carlile and the aforementioned guests previously recorded studio versions of those tracks for a Record Store Day release called “A Rooster Says.”