Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil recently hit the road with members of Fugazi, King's X and Zen Guerrilla to support Wayne Kramer on a run of European shows marking the 50th anniversary of MC5's iconic album, Kick Out the Jams. During their set at Denmark's NorthSide Festival on June 8th, the band (also known as MC50) brought out Thayil's former Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron to deliver a fiery rendition of the Beatles' "Come Together" — the first performance by the two musicians since Chris Cornell's death last year.
In anticipation of the trek's U.S. kick-off this September, Kramer has shared a short video splicing professionally-shot footage of Thayil and Cameron's reunion with old concert visuals from the MC5 archives. He's also shared a fan-made recap of MC50's appearance during Pearl Jam's Rock Werchter set on July 7th. Check out the former clip above, and the latter below.
The Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour resumes on September 5th at Revolution Live in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Each stop will see Kramer, Thayil and friends playing Kick Out the Jams in full, as well as cranking out some fan favorites. It all wraps up in MC5's hometown of Detroit, Michigan, on October 27th. Find the whole itinerary here.
Before heading back on the road, Kramer will release a new memoir, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, on August 14th via Da Capo press.