The surviving members of Mother Love Bone reunited for the first time in eight years over the weekend as part of a benefit show put on by Seattle SMASH (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre.
Jeff Ament, Stone Gossard, Bruce Fairweather, and Greg Gilmore took the stage for a brief five-song set that featured performances of “Man of Golden Words”, “Bone China”, “Stargazer”, “Stardog Champion”, and a cover of Argent’s “Hold Your Head Up”. In place of late frontman Andrew Wood, the group recruited a pair of local singers in Shawn Smith (Pigeonhead) and Ohm Johari (Hell’s Belles). Watch fan-shot video of the reunion below.
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Ament, Gossard, Fairweather, and Gilmore previously reunited in 2010, which at the time marked their first performance together in 20 years. Singer Andrew Wood died in 1990 following a heroin overdose.