I was scrolling through social media the other day when I saw a post on Twitter by Temple of the Dog.  On the band's official Twitter page they posted about the anniversary of the release of "Hunger Strike."  More specifically, the song was released January 14th, 1991.  As a huge fan of anything Chris Cornell (some have told me I have an obsession), it caught my attention that this song- the one and only song I can never turn off, that I NEVER mind getting caught in my head, that I will play over and over and over- was turning 27 years old.  Logically, and as someone who understands the concept of time, I can comprehend this.  But really, can you believe this because I can't.  It seems like I just heard this song for the first time the other year.  The powerhouse vocals shared by Chris Cornell and Eddie Vedder.  The grunge. The catchy melody.  And somehow now it is 27 years later...

Shortly after I was voted as Q103's Rock Girl for 2017, I had tickets to go see Temple of the Dog (and even posted about it).  I've also been lucky enough seen Chris Cornell perform this song solo on multiple occasions on his own tour.  I have yet to really comprehend that I'll never be able to see Chris Cornell perform live again, after his death this past year.  I'm a huge fan of his music and of all of the bands that he has been a part of.  Temple of the Dog in itself was a band born after death, and the loss of Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood (read all about how the band formed at Loudwire). Chris Cornell certainly leaves behind an untouchable legacy, and a plethora of great music made with multiple musicians over the years, including this now-27 year old classic by Temple of the Dog.

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