Surviving Soundgarden Members Start New Social Media Accounts

The remaining members of SoundgardenKim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd — have started new social media accounts under the name Nude Dragons.

The new account doesn’t have a bio, it’s not following anyone and it doesn’t have a profile image either. Its first tweet was posted on June 20, and is a photo of three peoples’ shadows on the ground — more than likely to be that of Thayil, Cameron and Shepherd. Since then, they’ve posted selfies of the three of them together, and the photo credit is always one of the three members.

At the time of publishing this story, the account has 588 followers.

A Reddit user posted the account on the Soundgarden thread, and another fan added that the Nude Dragons Instagram account is followed by Cameron and has been shared on his Instagram story. It’s also followed by late frontman Chris Cornell‘s daughter Lily Silver Cornell, Pearl Jam, Duff McKagan, Taylor Momsen, Eddie Vedder‘s wife Jill and other figures who are close to the band.

An Italian Pearl Jam Twitter fanpage shared a link to the account on June 28. “Please follow @dragons_nude, the only Twitter account that matters about #Soundgarden. #istandwithsoundgarden,” the post read.

See the aforementioned posts below.

“Nude Dragons” is an anagram of Soundgarden, which the band performed under when they made their first public return as a group in 2010. The show, which was their first in 13 years since they disbanded in 1997, was a surprise reunion concert at the Showbox venue in Seattle, Wash. Vedder sometimes wears a Nude Dragons shirt onstage as seen in the photo below, which is designed the in the same font as Soundgarden’s actual logo is.

The latest on Soundgarden is a legal dispute between the remaining members and Cornell’s widow, Vicky Cornell.

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Taylor Momsen + Matt Cameron Cover Soundgarden’s ‘Halfway There’

The Pretty RecklessTaylor Momsen has expressed her love and admiration for Soundgarden on multiple occasions and on the third anniversary of Chris Cornell‘s death, she’s teamed up with Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron to perform a cover of “Halfway There.”

Momsen and her band The Pretty Reckless had opened for Soundgarden on the band’s final tour before Cornell’s death and delivered an emotional acoustic performance of Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” on tour in New Jersey the day after Cornell’s passing. Momsen also joined the members of Soundgarden during their performance at the 2019 concert event saluting Cornell’s legacy, performing “Rusty Cage” and “Drawing Flies” with the band.

Last fall it was revealed that Matt Cameron had been spending time in the studio with The Pretty Reckless. Momsen posted an update stating, “Wait til you hear this,” referring to the band’s forthcoming album.

For the latest team-up, Cameron sheds his traditional drums, picking up guitar to accompany Momsen and lend harmonizing vocals to “Halfway There.” The track initially appeared on Soundgarden’s 2012 reunion album, King Animal.

Today (May 18) marks the third anniversary of Cornell’s death.

Watch The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen + Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron Perform “Halfway There”

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