Young Chris Cornell Rocks a Beret in Never-Before-Seen Temple of the Dog Footage

Image Courtesy of 42 WestChris Cornell stars in the latest episode of Live Nation's Set List web series. In the 13-minute video, Cornell speaks about how his work with Soundgarden relates to his solo material. He also discusses his time in the short-lived grunge-powerhouse Temple of the Dog, which, along with Cornell, featured Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron and Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder, Mike McCready, Stone Gossard and Jeff Ament.

As he talks about Temple of the Dog, the video shows previously unseen footage of the band performing their song "Say Hello 2 Heaven" at Seattle's Moore Theater in 1990, complete with a long-haired, beret-wearing Cornell singing the tune.

"Me and all of my friends were kind of balancing this notion of artistic integrity and sort of sticking to who we are as creative musicians and songwriters versus clear opportunity to have commercial and financial success," Cornell says of Temple of the Dog. "We wrote these songs with no intention of them being commercially successful, and now they are. Is that a bad thing?"

Temple of the Dog released just one album in 1991 before the members split off to concentrate on Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. In 2014, Cornell joined Pearl Jam for a performance of Temple of the Dog's biggest hit, "Hunger Strike."

Cornell is currently on a world tour in support of his latest solo album, Higher Truth.

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