Wovenwar’s Shane Blay + Kyng’s Eddie Veliz Cover Temple of the Dog’s ‘Hunger Strike’
There's plenty of downtime on the road, and often times musicians touring together bond over their love of music past and present. That recently happened during a summer trek featuring Wovenwar and Kyng when band members Shane Blay and Eddie Veliz found themselves jamming the Temple of the Dog classic, 'Hunger Strike,' for fun.
Eventually, the pair let the cameras roll on their collaboration during an early August stop in El Paso, Texas and the footage of their off stage performance can be seen in the player above.
As stated in the video's description, which was posted by Wovenwar, "Downtime on a recent tour together gave way to many musical conversations, listenings, and ultimately jams with our brothers in Kyng. This video highlights the budding camaraderie developed while sharing and performing music with newfound friends."
Temple of the Dog was a one-off band from the early '90s featuring a mixture of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden members, with 'Hunger Strike' being the band's biggest hit. Both Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder sang on the classic song, which has rarely been performed live.
The group actually played the track five times live between 1990 and 1992, but both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam have worked the track into their sets in the years since. Sleater-Kinney's Corin Tucker, Wolfmother's Andrew Stockdale, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington and Rage Against the Machine's Brad Wilk are just a few of the rockers who showed off their pipes with either Vedder or Cornell. There have also been several instances of Vedder and Cornell taking the stage together for the song over the years.
Wovenwar will be heading to Europe later this month to kick off an extensive tour in support of their self-titled debut disc. Kyng, meanwhile, are currently on tour stateside for a few more September dates before they head to the U.K. in November.