One if the greatest shows I ever saw was the 1992 Lollapalooza main stage. Along with the Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ministry, Ice Cube, Lush and the Jesus and Mary Chain, the day featured Pearl Jam and Soundgarden.
Years later when I told younger people about this gig they couldn't believe me. "Pearl Jam AND Soundgarden on the SAME bill?" Yep. It happened, kiddies.
Now there's a rumour that we might see the same sort of thing again twenty years later. And it all revolves around drummer Matt Cameron.
Matt, of course, plays in both bands. Soundgarden has King Animal coming out on November 13. That's their first new record in forever. That will require a tour. Meanwhile, Pearl Jam has promised a new record for 2013. That means a tour.
So why not just combine them? Talk about a summer blockbuster event, huh?