Given Seattle’s music history, you never know who will perform during a concert there. Last night (August 31), fans attended The rather ruthless‘ show at Seattle’s Moore Theater not only got to see Ayron Jonesbut also Soundgarden riff master Kim Thayil as well.
Thayil came out during The Pretty Reckless’ set to play “Only Love Can Save Me Now” and a cover of Soundgarden’s 1989 track “Loud Love”. He played on the recorded version of “Only Love Can Save Me Now” with a band mate Matt Cameronwhich appeared on The Pretty Reckless’ 2021 album Death by Rock and Roll. “Loud Love,” on the other hand, has become a staple of TPR’s live sets throughout 2022, and their studio rendition will be included on their upcoming release Other Worlds.
The Soundgarden guitarist came out on stage just before the guitar solo in “Only Love Can Save Me Now”. Taylor Momsen introduced him to the crowd, saying, “It’s my honor to introduce the legendary Kim Thayil.”
Watch fan-filmed footage of both songs he played with the band below.
Momsen has since shared a photo from the performance on her Instagram, writing: “Thank you to the legendary Kim Thayil for joining us for an unforgettable night at Seattle’s Moore Theater… I am once again humbled to share the stage with you my love dude, what a great person.”
The vocalist first performed live with Thayil back in 2019 during the I Am the Highway tribute concert held in honor of Chris Cornell.
The Pretty Reckless’ tour continues tomorrow night (September 2) at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Wash. with Greta Van Fleet. Get tickets through this linkand pre-order the upcoming Other Worlds here.