Saturday, November 28: Happy Birthday Drummer Matt Cameron
Happy Birthday today to (Nov. 28) to drummer Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. He's 53.
Cameron first gained fame out of Seattle when joining Soundgarden in 1986. He would remain with the band until their break-up in 1997. He was invited to join Pearl JAm on their U.S. Yield Tour in 1998 and soon became a permanent member of the band. He has been with Pearl Jam ever since. He joined Soundgarden when they reunited for a tour and new album "King Animal" in 2012. Additionally, Cameron was a member of supergroup Temple of the Dog with fellow Soundgarden and Pearl Jam bandmates.
Fun fact: Matt Cameron was born in San Diego, California and started playing drums at an early age. At the age of 14, he and some friends played in a Kiss cover band called "Kiss" (with the word imitation written under the name in small print). The band was threatened with legal action from Kiss management and the band dissolved.