The Matt Cameron Interview: Soundgarden, Pearl Jam & Temple of the Dog

  • Опубліковано 9 сер 2022
  • Matt Cameron first gained fame as the drummer for Seattle-based rock band Soundgarden, which he joined in 1986. He appeared on each of the band's studio albums until its break-up in 1997. In 1998, Cameron was invited to join Pearl Jam and then became a permanent member of the band. In 2010, Cameron became simultaneously a member of Pearl Jam and the reunited Soundgarden. He remained with Soundgarden until its disbandment after the death of lead singer Chris Cornell in 2017.
    Additionally, Cameron was a member of Temple of the Dog (with fellow Soundgarden and Pearl Jam bandmates)
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  • Robert Scott
    Robert Scott Місяць тому +486

    Got weepy myself watching this great interview with Matt. I’m the same age as Matt and am from Seattle. In 1991 I was working in Special Effects and was hired by the RHCP to do flaming helmets and smoke for their Lollapolooza headlining tour in 1991. Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill as well. I became quite close with all of those guys but an amazing memory was of Matt. He would find me midday, after their set, and we would wander the festival together. After the tour I maintained my friendship with the guys. Matt is a wonderful man and an awesome musician. I miss him and those days.

    • Matt C
      Matt C 21 день тому

      That is so awesome. He's been my favourite drummer for decades.

    • ron van hee
      ron van hee 24 дні тому

      saw the flaming helmets in belgium

    • Bad Cornflakes
      Bad Cornflakes 28 днів тому +1

      @Robert Scott Two first names, nice. Just like Matt.

      NO FRINGE BOLLOCKS 29 днів тому

      Keep dreaming

    • brian pinion
      brian pinion Місяць тому

      I never knew such a tour existed till i moved from ky to ohio the next year , then blast AIC 5 MILES FROM THE HOUSE!!!! if there was ever a hillbillies gone wild that would of been my year to be on it! stick that piece of paper on my tounge ? why? ......why is 30k people staring at me? oh man them was the days

  • Vincent Sheehan
    Vincent Sheehan Місяць тому +453

    Rick is such a great interviewer. Why? Because he listens to what people have to say, without imposing an ‘angle’ and gives them room to talk. That is so rare these days. Brilliant interview with a superb drummer.

    • Josh Alexander
      Josh Alexander 19 днів тому

      Absolutely. Rick just lets the interview happen and flow.

      NO FRINGE BOLLOCKS 29 днів тому

      It's only as rare as your limited awareness pool allows you to draw from. It's like someone saying there's no good music anymore. Yes there is, you just aren't looking in the right places.

    • Sadbobbye Wingsofdestiny
      Sadbobbye Wingsofdestiny Місяць тому

      I prefer Eddie Trunk who keeps interupting and manages to turn every answer into a story featuring himself and how he knows many people...

    • David Gomersall
      David Gomersall Місяць тому

      It's because he talks about the music and not the noise that surrounds it. Other interviwers would have wandered off down a path about the "cultural phenomenon" or "the scene" but Rick talks to musicians about the music they make. That's why these are truly enlightening interviews. On a personal note, as a drummer it's great to see important and, dare I say it, iconic drummers being interviewed outside of the usual drum channels. The interviews with Greg Bissonette and Bernard Purdie were brilliant, long may this continue..

    • Bobby D'Leelia
      Bobby D'Leelia Місяць тому

      The " angle" you mentioned makes Howard Stern one of the worse interviewers.

  • Helium Road
    Helium Road Місяць тому +150

    These Rick Beato interviews are the gold standard for musician interviews. More good information in a one hour video than whole stacks of music magazines or knucklehead youtuber vids.

    • Kenneth Mac Pherson
      Kenneth Mac Pherson 10 днів тому +1

      @Chris Lia DITTO! SAME HERE! YES! Rick Beato is AWESOME! He TRULY covers SO MUCH ground/MULTIPLE bases -- not just technique/technical/theoretical, but also emotional, aesthetic, historical, economic/financial, etc. Rick's VERY comprehensive in his approach & analysis!

    • Josh Alexander
      Josh Alexander 19 днів тому +2


    • Chris Lia
      Chris Lia 21 день тому +2

      He's an exceptional musician in his own right; he asks questions about specific things like song structures and time sigs that the average fanboy doesn't or won't. It's just a blessing for he happens to love the same bands I/we do. Like what a pure win

  • gibsoneb3
    gibsoneb3 Місяць тому +144

    Burden in My Hand, third chorus. “It’s just a Burden in My Haaand…(Matt’s snare erupts with a flurry of notes). One of the greatest moments in rock.

    • Dam Bos
      Dam Bos 28 днів тому


      NO FRINGE BOLLOCKS 29 днів тому +2

      @Klinsmann You're clearly not a troll

    • Leviathan
      Leviathan Місяць тому

      @Klinsmann It doesn't have to be technical to add to the song.

    • Kahldria Leighsun
      Kahldria Leighsun Місяць тому +1

      Omg yes yes yes! That song is a masterpiece.

    • mcman12
      mcman12 Місяць тому

      Ha that fill literally just made me come to UA-cam to look for Matt Cameron videos.

  • Kerry Potenza
    Kerry Potenza Місяць тому +55

    I'm so impressed that these awesome musicians have mutual respect for Rick Beato. This means that we'll get to see more top-notch interviews in the future. I love the direction this channel is going and the success couldn't happen to a nicer guy.

  • Timothy Fritz
    Timothy Fritz Місяць тому +15

    This is so amazing. Soundgarden, certainly my favorite band growing up in the 80’s/90’s, not to mention that insane Temple of the Dog album, to hear all these details is mind-blowing. Matt is simply a badass. Also love how he speaks so highly of so many other drummers, and is a true student of the game. The way he describes finding and knowing his sound is so cool and really makes you think about what makes this level of artist so incredible.
    Great interview Rick! 🤘🤘

  • nick miller
    nick miller Місяць тому +9

    I would love to see him do an interview with someone from Alice In Chains. It would be legendary.

    • Paul Gillespie
      Paul Gillespie 16 днів тому +1

      that someone is Jerry Cantrell

    • JRG ST
      JRG ST 23 дні тому

      Absolutely. Besides Matt Cameron, my favorite drummer es Mr. Sean Kinney

  • luap ekcol
    luap ekcol Місяць тому +135

    Always loved Matt’s drumming. But for me the song where he shines for me is “Like Suicide.” The song is basically worked around his fantastic beat

    • John Badal
      John Badal 3 дні тому +1

      Always get goosebumps at the lead up to Kim's solo. Such a powerful band

    • Jason Munn
      Jason Munn 5 днів тому +1

      Damn. Couldn't agree more. For years I got caught up in the guitar work on that song but several years ago I became acutely aware of his drumming. It's just remarkable.

    • Nick Ranly
      Nick Ranly 27 днів тому +1

      Thank you for that reminder. Been at least a decade since I've jammed to that.

    • Venancio Martinez
      Venancio Martinez 28 днів тому

      Dammit you don’t know how happy I am to know someone else felt the same. In that one song each member shines and rises to the occasion . Matt and Bens hypnotic intros, Matt’s solo, Chris’s voice, Kim’s UNDERRATED SOLO.

    • 4NoRaisin
      4NoRaisin 28 днів тому +1

      Such a great tune. Oh man, i love that it started playing in my head as i read the name.

  • Skeptic
    Skeptic Місяць тому +15

    Rick, you are without a doubt my favorite interviewer for musicians. With your decades of knowledge, you could easily overshare and step on the conversation. Instead, you let your guests Think, as well as speak, and your active listening is stellar, it actually brings the audience even closer to the guest and makes me just as interested in the topic as you seem to be. Thank you sincerely for doing these.

  • Larks' Tongues in Aspic
    Larks' Tongues in Aspic Місяць тому +22

    I love love love Matt Cameron. He always plays the right thing at the right time, and makes every song he plays on a better track. He's a truly great musician and songwriter, not just a drummer. This interview made me go back and listen to the old Soundgarden albums that I haven't listened to in a long time and my god, they're freaking amazing.

    • Lady Di
      Lady Di Місяць тому

      I share your sentiment. Probably one of my biggest regrets is not playing an I strument early in life. Playing catch up. Matt gives alot of insight.

  • shady1kenobi
    shady1kenobi Місяць тому +28

    I am a guitarist. I always watch the guitarist(s) during live shows. McCready is one of my favorite players - huge inspiration to my playing... but when i see PJ live, i can't help but stare at Cameron most of the time. That's how good he is. Excellent intv, Rick - thank you for chatting with a master rock drummer!

  • Jason Smith
    Jason Smith Місяць тому +24

    Matt says at 44:50 “I’m trying to play less” and that is something every drummer that plays for X amount of years comes to understand, but Matt is a drummer that has NEVER played too much. His parts are always needed and always tasty. Absolutely loved this interview. Outstanding.

    • James More
      James More Місяць тому +1

      Not just drummer’s, great musicians. Intention. From Miles to Jaco…

  • Michael Luong
    Michael Luong Місяць тому +296

    My mind is just absolutely blown on this get, Rick. Hearing Matt talk so casually about some of my all time favorite records feels surreal.

  • dbrown
    dbrown Місяць тому +25

    This is tremendous. As a lifelong fan of Matts, that was a trip to see THE Keplinger snare.
    Nice job Rick.

  • Jw Anderson
    Jw Anderson Місяць тому +7

    Chris Cornell was and will always be my favorite vocalist, and i never got to see him live, r.i.p. Thank goodness for recordings! My favorite sound garden did was “the day i tried to live.” And Matt’s groove makes it!

  • Bret Ellis
    Bret Ellis Місяць тому +30

    I know this is mostly an interview but as a fellow drummer... I would have LOVED to have seen him break down some of his most iconic grooves. One of the most underrated sections in my opinion is the instrumental section in Face Pollution... that bit is crazy as hell.

    • Blood Romance
      Blood Romance Місяць тому +1

      This song it's just a straight jazz, which is great as fvck

    • mac a doo
      mac a doo Місяць тому +1

      Badmotorfinger was a gamechanger for drummers. I would go as far to say it's the 'Moving Pictures' of the 90s

    • Klinsmann
      Klinsmann Місяць тому +1

      Agree 100%, even though, the questions were very good.

  • Lisa Johnson
    Lisa Johnson 18 днів тому +2

    This man is one of the BEST drummers in the game. Love Matt!

  • Spalien Acecraft
    Spalien Acecraft Місяць тому +291

    Finally somebody addresses Temple of the Dog. That recording was hands down among the very best rock recordings in the history of industrialized music. There are moments on that recording that are surreal musically.

    • A I Gaming
      A I Gaming 16 днів тому

      The 2016 TOTD re-union tour was amazing, the footage on youtube is amazing.

    • Tim Arrowsmith
      Tim Arrowsmith 25 днів тому

      Yes !

    • SW
      SW 28 днів тому

      I'm a fan of both bands but never listened to the temple of dog album. I will now though 👍

    • Joshua Benjamin
      Joshua Benjamin Місяць тому +1

      I always thought that if one could sum up the style of Chris Cornell succinctly, he wailed like the ghost of a gospel singer. Listen to Reach Down (in it's entirety) and when Chris belts out the chorus after the solo, I'd be surprised to hear anyone wholeheartedly disagree with me!

    • Joshua Benjamin
      Joshua Benjamin Місяць тому

      Yes!!! I'm very pleased that 'Your Saviour' was brought to the table as well here. The breakdown is so moving it nearly brings me to tears every time. Such an underrated album it's hard to believe.

  • Derrick Bullock
    Derrick Bullock Місяць тому +29

    This was an amazing interview. As a huge Soundgarden fan & Chris Cornell fan, I’ve learned so much. I have absolutely loved this!! R.I.P. Chris…

    • JRG ST
      JRG ST 23 дні тому

      Same here my friend. Hails from sonora México

  • Billy
    Billy Місяць тому +3

    Something bitter sweet seeing the guys moving on and doing their thing, knowing that Soundgarden will never return, that era is now in the dust of time like so many other things... But I had the honor of seeing them in 97 and Chris solo in 99 then Audioslave in 05, I am forever thankful

  • ccaputa
    ccaputa Місяць тому +10

    Temple of The Dog is still one of my favorite albums. So many great songs, and Chris's vocals were insane.

    • Shaun Hensley
      Shaun Hensley 22 дні тому +1

      I can listen to that album on loop, especially on a long road trip

  • Cold Animal
    Cold Animal Місяць тому +13

    Matt Cameron's playing in Soundgarden was by far one of the biggest inspirations and influences on me when I was learning to play (along with Dave Grohl and Jimmy Chamberlin), and that was in pre-internet days when I never even got to hear him talk about what it all means to him! I'm so grateful that we get so much easier access to musicians behind the scenes and the old music that inspired them now!

    • Not Sure
      Not Sure Місяць тому

      Chamberlin, I reckon the autocorrect got ya. Just did the same thing to me.

    • Cold Animal
      Cold Animal Місяць тому

      @bobshenix I don't know if there's any truly objective "better" between them, but I definitely loved what Dave brought to those songs he played on. It's strange how often tense interpersonal relationships produce such amazing music, although sadly there's no way to make it last.

    • bobshenix
      bobshenix Місяць тому +1

      Dave A was a better fit for Pearl Jam's music... especially the earlier stuff in their catalog

  • Peter Thomas
    Peter Thomas Місяць тому +161

    Matt & I used to be neighbors and we'd see each other at the bus stop in the morning as we dropped our kids. A more humble, down-to-earth guy you will not meet. Just a good dude through and through.

    • Alvar C
      Alvar C Місяць тому

      @symphony ink art why you make it about me? Im nothing bro 😂. It was just a cheeky comment. Im probably old enough to realize when people think too highly about themselves. He is rock drummer. Nothing too special about that. Put Sean Kinney on his seat in soundgarden and the band would have been equally good. Go listen to Grohl talking about himself and there you have a humble guy that was 10x more succesful than Matt. Having said that, i love Matt. Il just trigger by this praise about his humillity

    • symphony ink art
      symphony ink art Місяць тому

      @Alvar C you aren’t “fake humble” like you first said.
      This statement you just said proves that.
      And I think you’re probably projecting when speaking lol. …
      How you’re speaking is way more egotistical, in comparison to anything Matt has said.
      And I’m not even a huge soundgarden : Matt fan
      I personally like Alice in chains
      Still sounds bitter

    • Alvar C
      Alvar C Місяць тому

      @symphony ink art Hearing him said that Chris Cornell respected him as a songwritter might be thinking a bit too highly about himself, but drummers are all like this. They think that a proper fill and a couple of cymbals here and there make them co-writers. Good old Matt seems to be part of that club.

    • symphony ink art
      symphony ink art Місяць тому

      @Alvar C lol. Fair enough … I mean, you can be humble while being realistic. When you’ve been in the game a long time - also an old man lol.
      If that is what you mean.
      It’s still humble tho.. my opinion.

    • Alvar C
      Alvar C Місяць тому

      @symphony ink art yeah 😂 Im a fake humble myself as so Im good at spoting one of us

  • John Dinsdale
    John Dinsdale Місяць тому +8

    I'd like this twice if I could. Matt will go down as one of the great drummers of our time. Writes a mean tune too.

    • John Dinsdale
      John Dinsdale 18 днів тому

      @Lisa Johnson 🤣😜😎

    • Lisa Johnson
      Lisa Johnson 18 днів тому +1

      Too late 🤣but I won’t anymore.

    • John Dinsdale
      John Dinsdale 18 днів тому

      @Lisa Johnson don't feed the troll 😉

    • Lisa Johnson
      Lisa Johnson 18 днів тому +3

      What are you talking bout? YOU never heard of him.

      NO FRINGE BOLLOCKS 29 днів тому

      Is that why barely anyone has heard of him?

  • Burning Crayon
    Burning Crayon Місяць тому +4

    Up until now, I always considered him one of my favorite drummers. After this, I think he’s my absolute favorite.

    • JRG ST
      JRG ST 23 дні тому +1

      Same here buddy

  • Davy Boy
    Davy Boy Місяць тому +9

    He is in my top 5 greatest rock drummers currently living. Up there with Jimmy Chamberlin

  • MyGoodEyeClosed
    MyGoodEyeClosed Місяць тому +2

    In November 2016 I was in the middle of my grad school program at USC. Alice In Chains and Temple of the dog (respectively) were touring. I decided to ditch school for one of the shows (classes are effin pricey so I would allow myself to miss just one class for a concert) and decided that Temple of the Dog was more rare than seeing AIC, hence they were worth missing class over.
    11/14/2016 at The Forum was an unforgettable experience. I was the loudest one in my section, and was pissed other concert goers weren’t as enthusiastic to sing along to the jams with Temple of the Dog❤️👏🏻👏🏻💯🤘

  • Good Grief
    Good Grief Місяць тому +134

    Matt just seems like an unbelievably likeable guy besides being an unbelievable musician. This was great.

  • Adolfus Knall
    Adolfus Knall 29 днів тому +2

    During the 90s, 'Superunknown' was the 1st Soundgarden album I got. The heavy drum sound was an important part why I liked the record. For me it resembled classic metal like Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden... only later I learned that it was 'grunge'.

  • Fredrik Fagervall
    Fredrik Fagervall Місяць тому +1

    Great interview!
    I remember when Soundgarden was getting back together again and of course, as anybody else thinking there is a "problem" with Matt playing with Pearl Jam.
    The following night I had the most vivid dream of me sitting in with Soundgarden and Matt teaching me the songs. The nicest guy ever.
    And I don't even play the drums, always wanted though.

  • Tom Sanders Jr.
    Tom Sanders Jr. Місяць тому +8

    Your Savior....incredible song and my favorite off the Temple of the Dog album. The intro is so epic and Matt kills the whole jam. Cornell demonstrating ridiculous range. That song stays in my rotation to this day.

    • wgb01001
      wgb01001 Місяць тому

      Totally agree

  • Clive Barnes
    Clive Barnes Місяць тому +7

    Thank you for this amazing interview. Matt is an absolute treasure. A stunning, original drummer and songwriter.

  • Valued Humanoid
    Valued Humanoid Місяць тому +269

    The strange thing is he list all those big names as influences growing up and how they helped form his style. Well, to many of us in the younger generation HE is our John Bonham, he is our Keith Moon. Our Ginger Baker. Just like a guitarist like Kim Thayil is our Jimi Hendrix, our Jimmy Page, our Jeff Beck. And on and on the hero worship goes

    • Jim Page
      Jim Page Місяць тому

      @Not Sure I may have misunderstood you're comment. If so, my bad.🤘🏽⚡

    • Not Sure
      Not Sure Місяць тому

      @Jim Page who is arguing with you? I half agree with you, Carey is like Bonham more than he is Keith Moon. But whatever...

    • Jim Page
      Jim Page Місяць тому

      @Not Sure can't argue with stupid. 🤦🏻‍♂️

    • Not Sure
      Not Sure Місяць тому

      @Jim Page Bonham seems the obvious comparison, Keith Moon is a weird drummer, still great of course.

    • The Mythology
      The Mythology  Місяць тому

      @Jim Page HA! I'd dar you to say that Rick himself! 🙄

  • AzizaX Blue
    AzizaX Blue 24 дні тому +2

    These interviews are fantastic! 🤘🏽🖤

  • RACECAR6669
    RACECAR6669 29 днів тому +1

    That was amazing. Thank you Matt and Rick. You’ll made my day. Keep on trucking, please.

  • katskillz
    katskillz Місяць тому +6

    as a young aspiring drummer in my high school days, Soundgarden became one of the rare bands I got into *not* because of my drummer's ears but musically they were so compelling (I just wasn't a fan of the grunge movement as a whole, but SG was so much more musically interesting to me)... lo and behold once I went down the SG rabbit hole, then I came to really appreciate how Matt added so much musicality to the garden of sound. And he inevitably influenced my own approach in hard rock drumming contexts. So freaking tasteful, economic, but very additive and present in the fabric of the song crafts.
    Too many other drummers (not all!) went too far either way --- on the one hand too forgettable / replaceable, or on the other hand bringing too much attention to their instrument that breaks the spell of the music. MC artfully showed the right way to do it. THANK YOU

  • Theena
    Theena 13 днів тому +1

    I love Matt so much I can go on for days. Thank you for having him, Rick. All this Soundgarden love is going to make me weep in joy. (No disrespect at all to PJ but MC is always Soundgarden drummer in my eyes and ears).

  • User
    User Місяць тому +254

    The snare drum on Superunknown is one of the most incredible things ever recorded

    • Guitar and More
      Guitar and More 29 днів тому

      You could've just started with Superunknown and that would work too.

    • (((Only_ZuuL)))
      (((Only_ZuuL))) Місяць тому

      @tingkagol i have always thought that the drums on "outshined" was a linn drum machine..matt cameron also mentioned that chris would do some demos programming the drums and iirc he said good enough to keep on the final finished recordings..

    • tingkagol
      tingkagol Місяць тому

      Correct me if I'm wrong but did Rick once say they used a snare sample?

    • Diego Coutinho
      Diego Coutinho Місяць тому +3

      @Morbid Man Music if you have a problem with someone mentioning Neil because of his importance to the drumming community, it leaves only the matter of your lack of interpretation on the sentence in question or perception of his status.

    • WizardsWithMachinery
      WizardsWithMachinery Місяць тому

      Indeed! 👍

  • DOH!
    DOH! Місяць тому +20

    Simply awesome. Not just technically but also emotionally. Soundgarden, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog and Pearl Jam are such an integral part of my youth and to have Rick pick Matt’s brain about that period and see Matt glow, is indeed bittersweet as Chris was such a stellar talent.

  • Matt Derosier
    Matt Derosier 16 днів тому +1

    Always amazing Rick. Im a drummer who is now teaching my son. Your music has been revisited and your still inspiring 30 years on. I saw Soundgarden and you were all amazing. You DO make 7 look and feel easy.

  • J N
    J N Місяць тому +7

    As a 90’s teen I was so spoiled with amazing musicians to listen to and as much as I loved it, never appreciated as much as I do now

    • Shaun Hensley
      Shaun Hensley 22 дні тому +1

      We thought it would never end. We literally had great music dropping every week for decades

  • John Hasty
    John Hasty 17 днів тому +1

    So far this is one of my favorite interviews! Thank you Rick for all that you do for Music and your Followers. 🎶😎👍🎶

  • John Patrick Funk
    John Patrick Funk Місяць тому +353

    It is so rewarding to see live candid interviews like this, especially that Matt is comfortable to play and talk while demonstrating his amazing craft! Awesome video RB! Thank you :)

    • John Patrick Funk
      John Patrick Funk Місяць тому +3

      ​@Frank Marsh Totally! Ric has all the experience and knowledge about music so it comes naturally to engage other musicians about their craft :)

    • Frank Marsh
      Frank Marsh Місяць тому +18

      I always think I'll watch a little bit of these interviews and every single one of them I watch all the way to the end. Rick is so engaging and he asks all the right questions. Questions that musicians would ask if they had the chance. I learned so much about drums and drumming in this video. Things I had often wondered about. I always thought Matt was a great drummer and now I have a better understanding of why he's such a great drummer.

  • Kike Paglia
    Kike Paglia Місяць тому +2

    One of the greatest , such an inspiration!!!

  • Nothing but Drums
    Nothing but Drums Місяць тому +1

    Awesome interview, thank you for doing this. As a drummer Matt is one of my favorite drummers. Great job 👍

  • bravo bravo
    bravo bravo Місяць тому +7

    Great interview. He's just a great person. Would have to have heard him talk about him playing other instruments and also his great background vocals. I wonder if he tells a different story about Eddie singing on hunger strike. Chris' recollection was pretty good. Seeing him saddened when he first mentioned Chris was also touching. MFC forever man.

  • jonathan schoenherr
    jonathan schoenherr Місяць тому +1

    One of my top 3 all time drummers right here, love this interview.

  • 1mlb704
    1mlb704 Місяць тому +1

    I freakin LOVE Matt Cameron! I'm a big lifetime Soundgarden and Pearl Jam fan. Been meaning to watch this video for a while, I'm glad I finally could. It's well worth the 55 minutes. Great questions Rick, thank you for this!

  • Spencer T
    Spencer T 29 днів тому +2

    These interviews are incredible, Rick. Soundgarden and Matt specifically are such huge influences on me as a musician, so hearing these cats talk about their own musical heroes and influences is a real privilege. Thank you!

  • danlc95
    danlc95 Місяць тому +2

    When I was 15, Outshined was huge!
    It was one of the first songs that I ever played with another musician (my old guitarist). That and Rusty Cage became songs that we'd cover alongside our thrash stuff. Our poor singer.... His voice wasn't suited to cover Chris Cornell, but he'd always give it his best!

  • daydos
    daydos Місяць тому +1

    i really love these interviews. Soundgarden and Pearl Jam made an everlasting impression on me since a kid.

  • Jody Mills
    Jody Mills Місяць тому +107

    Big Fan of Matt and his unbelievable timing. His set looks Gorgeous. I’m lost with out SG. Matt imagine you feel more of that . He lives in our hearts.

  • Tudorminator
    Tudorminator Місяць тому +4

    This was SO GOOD! Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, literally the soundtrack to my life since I was a teenager. And I'm still so heartbroken about Chris... man, what a tragedy! Thank you, Matt, for everything! And of course thank you, Rick, for being awesome! 🤘

  • Brian Dickie
    Brian Dickie Місяць тому +4

    I stopped in my tracks when I realized I was going to see Matt Cameron play with PJ. His work on guitar with Taylor Momsen is stellar. For me Matt Cameron is a bridge. Solid. Sound. Steady. Thank you 🙏🏻!!

  • Ľuboš Sajda
    Ľuboš Sajda Місяць тому +2

    As a guitar player, I love the drum interviews

  • Norbert Gerhards
    Norbert Gerhards Місяць тому +2

    One more wonderful interview, Rick! You are able to make your Interview partners feel deeply understood and so they open up and hence give us listening musicians a deeper look inside and understanding. As a drummer myself I for instance could easily follow Matt, when he said, that with mid-twenties all he did was effortless, and that over time he learned to play less, but meaningfuller. More the musician than the drummer.
    It happened I recently saw a video of me and my new jazz group from 1976 or 77, with me at 22 or 23 yr. old. Boy, totally effortless single stroke rolls over the whole kit, which today (and since years) I wouldn't even think to start. But I compensate this, because I've become a much better musisian and team player.
    Please, Rick, go on for ever with these great interviews.

  • Daniel Drader
    Daniel Drader Місяць тому +66

    I love that he simply CAN'T stop drumming, even with his hands, while he's answering questions.

    • Daniel Drader
      Daniel Drader Місяць тому +3

      @Pablo Cruise In a way I'm used to it - every drummer I've worked with and been friends with, are constantly tapping out beats. I've also made most drummers I've worked with learn Jesus Christ Pose - never for the purposes of covering it - I just love watching drummers play that song. Same thing with Song For The Dead by Queens of the Stone Age.

    • Pablo Cruise
      Pablo Cruise Місяць тому +2

      You saw that too!!!!!

  • Ricardo
    Ricardo Місяць тому +1

    Love this one, can't wai to see an enterview with the rest of the band, please, tell me that is more to come!

  • BogoEN
    BogoEN Місяць тому +1

    Can’t wait to see the full-length Kim interview!! Thank you for making this 🙏🏻

  • Peace Music
    Peace Music Місяць тому +6

    Great Interview!!! Matt is such a lord of the odd meter madness, always tastefully executed fills, and a master of groove, using less cymbals,, a true super!! The Soundgarden era is outstanding proving his excellence as a leader in drumming history, carving his own style and truth to modern drumming!! Much Appreciation!!! (>‿◠)✌

  • Craig Larson
    Craig Larson 21 день тому

    Impressive interview Rick. Soundgarden has always been one of my favorite bands and you asked such detailed questions that fans wanted to hear. What a talented musician and what an extraordinary lineup of bands he played on. Totally love the music scene and bands in the Pacific North West at that time. Great bands such as; Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Temple of the Dog, Pear Jam, Mad Season, etc. Thank you for getting my passion back again.

  • Philip Hedlund
    Philip Hedlund Місяць тому +3

    Awesome, keep up with the great interviews! Would love to see some more Seattle- giants, perhaps Eddie Vedder?

  • Brock Richards
    Brock Richards 15 днів тому +1

    This is awesome hanging with Matt one on one and hearing some classic beats. Fun stuff! Great interview!

  • Anthony Papantoniou
    Anthony Papantoniou Місяць тому +1

    Such a lovely conversation. So interesting. Keep on rocking Matt and Rick

  • Mikey de Lara
    Mikey de Lara Місяць тому +6

    As absolutely amazing this interview is, those last 10 minutes “after” the interview is absolute gold. To see these two gentlemen let their guards down and just talk like musicians for reals… man, just the best cherry on top of one of the coolest musical sundae conversations ever. 😁🙏🏽🙌🏽

  • The Goat Child
    The Goat Child Місяць тому +165

    Matt Cameron fucking rules forever. The “Kim is right-footed” bit is pure gold. What a player. Thank you, uncle Rick!🍻

    • EndofMusic
      EndofMusic Місяць тому +1

      please explain the Kim comment!

  • High Gain
    High Gain Місяць тому +1

    Amazing interview Mr. Beato, you always making quality content. I would like an interview like this with Sean Kinney, He is such an underrated drummer. Keep Rocking!!

  • Mark K
    Mark K Місяць тому +1

    Thank you for this. Matt has been one of my favourite drummers for decades.

  • Cats of Saturn
    Cats of Saturn Місяць тому +24

    Wellwater Conspiracy is a great band Matt Cameron and John McBain formed. The first two albums sound modern and retro, for the time they were released, at the same time, and include incredible collaboration from Ben Shepherd and Josh Homme among others. I am amazed at the production on these relatively overlooked records.

    • Kenn
      Kenn 29 днів тому +2

      @Jeff Loucks Maybe we will!

    • Jeff Loucks
      Jeff Loucks Місяць тому +2

      Huge fan of WWC. Wish we could get more.

    • Wyatt Davis
      Wyatt Davis Місяць тому +1

      I have listened to WWC more than any of Matt's other work. Awesome work!

    • zseattle
      zseattle Місяць тому +2

      and he used a front kick skin with no hole on that stuff

    • Kenn
      Kenn Місяць тому +2

      Hell yeah I loved WWC back in the day. One of the first CDs I bought off Amazon

  • Giordano Pagotto
    Giordano Pagotto Місяць тому +3

    By far my favorite 90's drummer. His work on Soundgarden is just mind-blowing. Thank you for this interview, Rick!

  • lyserg1k
    lyserg1k Місяць тому +2

    When he says hearing Chris sing is "bittersweet" I feel that.

  • A'magine
    A'magine Місяць тому

    What a wonderful interview with the quiet, humble partner in so much music we love. What a delightful, insightful interview with one of the great rock drummers of all time. Rick, your ability to speak from within the music makes your interviews head and shoulders over what most of us could garner. Matt, I loved hearing you talk about your approach to the music of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. and of course the TOTD record. Primo!

  • Morgan McMahon
    Morgan McMahon Місяць тому +2

    Awesome interview - love the line of questioning - wildly fascinating hearing Matt talking about hearing Chris’s demos in their barest infancy.

  • Andy Melendez
    Andy Melendez Місяць тому +1

    6:10 in and its already evident why Matt is the musician he is……..♥️

  • William Deere
    William Deere Місяць тому +128

    I am SO STOKED TO SEE THIS. Matt Cameron may be my favorite rock drummer ever. Not necessarily cause he's the most technical, but I just love his playing.

    • WWB
      WWB Місяць тому +1

      That's all that matters

    • Kilroi
      Kilroi Місяць тому +1

      Top five for me! I wonder how many times I listened to Badmotorfinger as a kid trying to figure the sticking on Jesus Christ Pose or the left foot on With My Good Eye Closed. My first little teen band would play With My Good Eye closed and my left foot would just ache and ache, lol.

    • William Deere
      William Deere Місяць тому

      @Mark S very true. He mentions in this interview about doing what's best for the song/band.

    • Caprise - Music
      Caprise - Music Місяць тому +1

      @Mark S word.

    • Mark S
      Mark S Місяць тому +14

      I think he's technical in a way that you almost don't notice at first. He's not a show-offy drummer in general, but his grooves, fills and ghost notes and stuff are so, so tasteful. It's the kind of playing where you're like, "THIS is what's actually difficult about drumming."

  • Jarick Losey
    Jarick Losey Місяць тому +2

    This is so awesome to pick his brain and get his perspective. Matt was one of the biggest influences on me as a drummer and have always been so impressed with his playing from the early days through today.

  • Kahldria Leighsun
    Kahldria Leighsun Місяць тому

    The insane talent he shows on all his stuff is AMAZING. For me there's a slice of the sublime in Head Down. Just takes you somewhere special. Love you Matt, & love to the Jamily❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤

  • Coldacre
    Coldacre Місяць тому +2

    "Just like suicide" is one of the all time great drum performances.

  • Mike Roy
    Mike Roy Місяць тому +4

    Best interview yet Rick! Matt is so amazing, and PJ and SoundGarden are in my top bands. It's so great to hear musician to musician tales of what it's like to be the drummer for 2 of the top grunge bands. The professionalism of what you have grown up with, and the craft, just blows me away.

  • Sandford W
    Sandford W Місяць тому +5

    What I love about MC is that he has this ability to create some great rhythmic complexity and surprises without having to hit the drums too often. Just great approach and taste that is song focused. I was given an advanced cassette of Super Unknown that wasn't compressed like the release. LOVED that sound.

  • wgb01001
    wgb01001 Місяць тому +4

    My favorite drummer since I became aware of rock music in the early 90's. Grunge was everything to me. Matt's drum tracks on Burden In My Hand, Limo Wreck, Like Suicide, and Your Savior are just unbeatable. 🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  • CalculusPi
    CalculusPi Місяць тому +6

    Pearl Jam is my all time favourite band and Matt Cameron is such a humble and sincere straight up guy. This interview is fantastic and so fluid and dynamic and didn't feel forced or focused like so many interviews are these days. Sadly I have never been in a place or position to see PJ live. One day.

    • RobyT
      RobyT Місяць тому +1

      You definitely should. I saw them at Madison square garden after been a fan for sooo many years. It was amazing. I want to see them again so bad.

  • Rolling Thunder Drum Studio
    Rolling Thunder Drum Studio Місяць тому +1

    My favorite drummer. Every track he does is an exercise in taste and power.

  • Ryebread 722
    Ryebread 722 Місяць тому +3

    Matt influenced my style so much. He’s incredible. I’m such a huge fan of his! So awesome you were able to make this all happen!

  • Miguel Fonseca
    Miguel Fonseca Місяць тому

    Great interview, Rick. It's a credit to you that Matt (and other musicians in other interviews) is so relaxed. I just wish you could have asked Matt about Head Down, one of the most interesting songs SG ever did from a drums/percussion standpoint (featuring a drum/percussion solo at the end!)

  • Seaminer
    Seaminer Місяць тому +1

    I love his former band Wellwater Conspiracy, such an awesome creativity in that project, also he's a great vocalist and songwriter.

    • Jeff Loucks
      Jeff Loucks Місяць тому +1

      Want another record so badly. Love both Matt and John.

  • Ty Miller
    Ty Miller Місяць тому

    I love that this interview was done behind his kit so he could describe things by playing….and bringing the BHS snare out! Awesome stuff Rick

  • Chris
    Chris Місяць тому +48

    Matt and Jimmy Chamberlin are my favorite 90s drummers. Both of them have that jazz and fusion influence that makes them standout.

    • speed king
      speed king Місяць тому

      Matt, nick menza and Danny carey are the best 90s drummers

    • M2kss
      M2kss Місяць тому +5

      I second that
      Jimmy and Matt, two of my all time fav drummers. Both of them unique, authentic and very musical their own way.

    • pfzt
      pfzt Місяць тому +5

      I agree. Loved both of them rather subconsciously back in the 90s but when i started watching YT videos explaining their magic, i started loving them even more. Same with Dave Lombardo, once you learn about his "latin swing", Slayer never sound the same anymore.

  • Ian Margolycz
    Ian Margolycz Місяць тому +1

    Such a great interview. Rock on Matt! Rock on Rick! Well done. 🤘

  • Mark Andersen
    Mark Andersen Місяць тому +1

    I loved his drumming on Searching With My Good Eye Closed & Like Suicide, he's always in the pocket and he adds some really tasty fills to both songs.

  • Brian Phillips
    Brian Phillips 18 днів тому +1

    Matt's phrasing on the Soundgarden albums is so inspiring.

  • Jack
    Jack Місяць тому

    I actually had a random thought pop into my head last night about how cool it would be to see an interview with someone from Soundgarden, and here it is. Really bizarre.
    On a related note, I met Matt and Ben outside Brixton Academy after an SG gig in 2013, and they were very nice, down to earth and approachable guys.

  • robordm
    robordm Місяць тому +42

    Damn, what a great interview. Bloody love Matt Cameron's drumming. Like Suicide gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it.

    • Alex. H.
      Alex. H. Місяць тому +3

      Exactly !! In that song , especially in the second half , the drums parts are pure masterpiece

  • Larry Canepa
    Larry Canepa Місяць тому +3

    Rick, thank you for being a great interviewer. No interruptions, great questions, and directing the interview properly.

  • John Brodie
    John Brodie Місяць тому

    Awesome interview. Amazing listening to all of this from a legend and all the insight!

  • Vinay Chandra
    Vinay Chandra Місяць тому +1

    Corrects an absolute Internet travesty: there aren't too many other high-quality interviews of Matt Cameron - the greatest living rock drummer on the planet! Loved the interview, but it could have been 5X the length - they barely scratched the surface of his work with Pearl Jam and the way he single-handedly elevated their live sound to a level few other bands have ever reached.

  • HabAnagarek
    HabAnagarek Місяць тому

    My god, I love hearing his drumset with that huge snare. Overtones and resonance all over the place, like a real drumset would sound like in a room. Something we never hear, in this age of artifice.

  • Jan Drumman
    Jan Drumman Місяць тому

    Great interview with my most favourite drummer alive Matt Cameron, after John- Henry Bonham, who I wear as a tattoo on my arms, my all time favourite. Once I was in the opportunity to take Matt's picture on stage in Rotterdam which to me captures all what he is about. The photo is used on the A-Sides album and im still mighty proud about that...

  • TokyoBlue
    TokyoBlue 27 днів тому

    Rick you've been doing some fantastic interviews lately. I enjoyed this and the one with Kim Thayil & Krist N.

  • Joseph Pullen
    Joseph Pullen Місяць тому +4

    I always loved how he would simplify odd time signatures and make them feel even. His execution is phenomenal