[lastfm]Andrew Wood[/lastfm] of [lastfm]Mother Love Bone[/lastfm] died from a heroin overdose on March 19, 1990. His band was on the cusp of hitting it big and had brought a lot of attention to the Seattle music scene, but sadly he didn’t live to see the Seattle explosion. Wood’s roommate wrote some songs in tribute and recruited a few members of the Seattle music scene to record them. That project spawned one of the biggest bands to ever come out of Seattle.
[lastfm]Chris Cornell[/lastfm] of [lastfm]Soundgarden[/lastfm] was Andrew Wood’s roommate and wrote some songs in honor of Wood after his passing. The music was not as heavy as [lastfm]Soundgarden[/lastfm], so Cornell approached Wood’s former bandmates [lastfm]Jeff Ament[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Stone Gossard[/lastfm]. They asked [lastfm]Mike McCready[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Eddie Vedder[/lastfm] to join them and they formed [lastfm]Temple of the Dog[/lastfm]. The project that was only supposed to be a couple of songs turned into an entire album.
Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron went back to [lastfm]Soundgarden[/lastfm] and the rest of the members of [lastfm]Temple of the Dog[/lastfm] formed a liitle band called [lastfm]Pearl Jam[/lastfm].