Listen To Members Of Nirvana, Soundgarden & Pearl Jam Join Forces As '3rd Secret'

  • Listen To Members Of Nirvana, Soundgarden & Pearl Jam Join Forces As '3rd Secret'
    POSTED 13 Apr 2022

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    Credit: Mike Hipple

    The '90s grunge vibes are well and truly back in fashion and now members of three of the era's biggest acts, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam have got in on the act, establishing the supergroup 3rd Secret
    Nirvana bass player Krist NovoselicSoundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron combine their significant musical forces on the debut album by 3rd Secret. Three of Seattle's best team up with Bubba DuPree (VOID), Jennifer Johnson, and Jillian Raye (Novoselic's project Giants In The Trees) on 3rd Secret's self-titled debut album. 

    Listen to I Choose Me below. 

    The release seems to have taken the world by surprise, with 3rd Secret having kept things pretty secretive prior to release.  What we do know thanks to the credits listed on the band’s official website is that Novoselic and Cameron are among the primary songwriters of the entire 11-track album and that Jack Endino, who famously worked on Nirvana’s Bleach, co-produced and mixed the album. 

    With all of the grunge and punk pedigree present, you'd be forgiven for expecting a dirty, gritty offering that plays on the quiet/loud dynamics that each member's most notable work thrives on, but despite some signature tones and musical idiosyncracies, for the most part, 3rd Secret doesn't sound all that like the music that made them all so famous, with most tracks sitting more in the adult contemporary or alt-country soundscape. 

    For those somehow unfamiliar with each member's legacy, Krist Novoselic co-founded Nirvana with Kurt Cobain in 1987. He was and forever will be their only bass player. Kim Thayil co-founded Soundgarden with Chris Cornell in 1984. He was the lead guitarist on every Soundgarden album.  Matt Cameron actually played the drums for both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, having been behind the kit of every Soundgarden album as well as serving as Pearl Jam's drummer since Soundgarden's first breakup in 1997, he remains their drummer to this day. 

    3rd Secret is Thayil and Cameron's first release together since Soundgarden's final record King Animal dropped in 2012.  

    3rd secret
    3rd Secret is out now. 

    01. Rhythm of the Ride
    02. I Choose Me
    03. Last Day of August
    04. Winter Solstice
    05. Lies Fade Away
    06. Live Without You
    07. Right Stuff
    08. Dead Sea
    09. Diamond in the Cold
    10. Somewhere in Time
    11. The Yellow Dress

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3rd secret
Credit: Mike Hipple

The '90s grunge vibes are well and truly back in fashion and now members of three of the era's biggest acts, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam have got in on the act, establishing the supergroup 3rd Secret
Nirvana bass player Krist NovoselicSoundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron combine their significant musical forces on the debut album by 3rd Secret. Three of Seattle's best team up with Bubba DuPree (VOID), Jennifer Johnson, and Jillian Raye (Novoselic's project Giants In The Trees) on 3rd Secret's self-titled debut album. 

Listen to I Choose Me below. 

The release seems to have taken the world by surprise, with 3rd Secret having kept things pretty secretive prior to release.  What we do know thanks to the credits listed on the band’s official website is that Novoselic and Cameron are among the primary songwriters of the entire 11-track album and that Jack Endino, who famously worked on Nirvana’s Bleach, co-produced and mixed the album. 

With all of the grunge and punk pedigree present, you'd be forgiven for expecting a dirty, gritty offering that plays on the quiet/loud dynamics that each member's most notable work thrives on, but despite some signature tones and musical idiosyncracies, for the most part, 3rd Secret doesn't sound all that like the music that made them all so famous, with most tracks sitting more in the adult contemporary or alt-country soundscape. 

For those somehow unfamiliar with each member's legacy, Krist Novoselic co-founded Nirvana with Kurt Cobain in 1987. He was and forever will be their only bass player. Kim Thayil co-founded Soundgarden with Chris Cornell in 1984. He was the lead guitarist on every Soundgarden album.  Matt Cameron actually played the drums for both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam, having been behind the kit of every Soundgarden album as well as serving as Pearl Jam's drummer since Soundgarden's first breakup in 1997, he remains their drummer to this day. 

3rd Secret is Thayil and Cameron's first release together since Soundgarden's final record King Animal dropped in 2012.  

3rd secret
3rd Secret is out now. 

01. Rhythm of the Ride
02. I Choose Me
03. Last Day of August
04. Winter Solstice
05. Lies Fade Away
06. Live Without You
07. Right Stuff
08. Dead Sea
09. Diamond in the Cold
10. Somewhere in Time
11. The Yellow Dress

Shop For Nirvana Merch
 

nirvana shirt

Listen To 3rd Secret

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