Matt Cameron

Matt Cameron
Matt Cameron drumming with Pearl Jam in Bologna, Italy on September 14, 2006
Background information
Birth nameMatthew David Cameron
Also known asFoo Cameron
Ted Dameron[1]
Born (1962-11-28) November 28, 1962 (age 57)
San Diego, California, U.S.
GenresAlternative rock, grunge, hard rock
OccupationsMusician, Songwriter
InstrumentsDrums, vocals
Years active1975–present
LabelsJ, Monkey Wrench, Cruz, Sub Pop, SST, A&M, C/Z, Third Gear, Epic, Time Bomb, TVT, Megaforce
Associated actsPearl Jam, Harrybu McCage, feeDBack, Motel 6, Skin Yard, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Tone Dogs, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, Queens of the Stone Age
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Matthew David Cameron (born November 28, 1962 in San Diego, California) is an American drummer best known as the drummer in Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

In September 1986, Matt Cameron had become so popular in the local Seattle music scene that he was chosen to play for Soundgarden. He replaced drummer Scott Sundquist. Cornell said, "When I first met Matt, he was already the best drummer in town...He just seemed very confident and well-adjusted."[2]

He also worked briefly with The Smashing Pumpkins. In 1998, he played drums for Pearl Jam's Yield Tour. Later he joined the band as a permanent member.


  1. "Declaration of Conformity". Official Wellwater Conspiracy Website.
  2. "Soundgarden". Kerrang!. May 29, 1996.