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Pearl Jam / Soundgarden drummer releasing solo album this month
Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog drummer Matt Cameron will release a new solo album titled Cavedweller on September 22nd.
Cameron has also posted a preview of the nine-song album online, but has not offered any details about other contributors to the project.
Cameron has played in previous side projects such as Hater and Wellwater Conspiracy, with which he has recorded three and five albums respectively. He has also contributed to numerous other projects and LPs by other acts, but Cavedweller will be his first official solo venture.
Cameron told us a while back that when Soundgarden was first starting out, he and the other members of the band had many different musical influences: "In our scene up here in the Northwest in the '80s and '90s, we were sometimes considered to be the Rush of Seattle, just because we could sort of play our instruments maybe better than most bands (laughs). We never really tried to flaunt any musical chops, but we always had pretty diverse tastes. We had a lot of really cool influences amongst ourselves that we tried to infuse in the music."
Cameron was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame earlier this year as a 20-year member of Pearl Jam, although both Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog -- which reunited last year for a tour -- are both now seemingly over following the death of singer Chris Cornell.
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In addition to all the projects in which he's had a creative or songwriting hand, Cameron has also played on albums by Chris Cornell, Smashing Pumpkins, Queens Of The Stone Age, Peter Frampton and others.