Cameron shoots down Pearl Jam and Soundgarden tour rumour
Double doubt: Matt Cameron
Pearl Jam and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron has shot down rumours that the two bands could tour together next year.
Australian radio station Radar Music recently suggested that a double-header was the only way for both outfits to be on the road at the same time.
But Cameron says that, even though he used to work harder when he was younger, double duties aren’t on the cards.
He tells WAAF: “After I play, I don’t know, two hours with Soundgarden, my day is done.
“When I was in my 20s I used to play in a bunch of different bands at once. It’s just part of the job of being a drummer: sometimes you’ve got to do a little juggling. But I’m happy to do it.
“I think when Pearl Jam did the PJ20 show, Chris Cornell came to that and we played some Temple of the Dog stuff, and it was awesome. Maybe there might be a one-off where that could happen, but I’m not 25 any more.”
Meanwhile, Cameron has responded to Billy Corgan’s recent slating of Soundgarden’s reunion.
The Smashing Pumpkins mainman claimed Cornell and go were only interested in “one more round at the till.” He later explained his comments were in part to do with feeling that singer Cornell had lost his friendship.
Cameron tells WXDX: “I watched a couple of interviews he did, where he was talking about the current music scene, and I kind of agree with him on a lot of stuff. Billy’s a super-smart guy.
“I personally would never begrudge another musician for having a gig. That’s kind of what we do this for. It’s just amazing that Soundgarden has an audience and Pearl Jam has an audience.”