28 Feb 2015

Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron

From RNZ Music, 2:40 pm on 28 February 2015

Soundgarden Press Image Credit Michael Lavine
Soundgarden (L-to-R: Ben Shepherd, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell) / Photo by Michael Lavine.

Drummer Matt Cameron is a quintessential part of the Seattle rock fraternity that blossomed in the early 90s, having held down the beat for bands including Skin Yard, Bam Bam and Temple of the Dog, as well as side projects Hater and Wellwater Conspiracy.

His most important gigs though are behind the kit for alt-rock behemoths Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, which he splits his time between.

Soundgarden are in the country to play Westfest 2015 at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium. Ahead of their headlining slot, Cameron talks to Sam Wicks about pulling double duties.