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In short, a band started by Chris Cornell and Matt Cameron(Soundgarden)Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard (Mother Love Bone) Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and then unknown singer Eddie Vedder to pay tribute to late Mother Love Bone member Andrew Wood who died of a drug overdose.

Andrew Wood was Chris Cornells former roomate and friend. Temple of the Dog created only 1 album with the hit single "Hunger Strike" which features a Vedder and Cornell duo.

Temple Of The Dog is just a mere piece of history that was formed between these two bands (Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) as they became two of the top Grunge bands.

The bands album and purpose was that of true friends and music heros. The
Hunger strike - "I don't mind stealing bread from the mouths of decadence....."

Temple Of The Dog made good music such as that.
by Anastasia Beverhausen October 10, 2005
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A group of extremely attractive grunge musicians (Chris Cornell, Stone Gossard, Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, Mike McCready, & Matt Cameron) with psychic abilities that allowed them to foretell the sexual frustration their supergroup would cause teenage girls 20+ years after it's inception.
In the film Pearl Jam 20, sexual relations between singers Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder was suggested after a "night out together," which resulted in Vedder feeling more "comfortable" in the Seattle scene.
Their eponymous album debuts Vedder's vocals on the most popular track entitled "Hunger Strike." This track was later turned into a pornographic music video featuring all the band members in an open, grassy field that is thought to represent their "open" sexualities.
Members have not confirmed any theories to date.
*A mother walks in on her son watching the 'Hunger Strike' music video.*
Mother: Son, was that gay porn?!
Son: No, mother! This is Temple of the Dog!
Mother: What's the difference?
Son: *shrugs and continues masturbating*
by Steel N. Bred February 20, 2012
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