The Pretty Reckless Share Stage With Kim Thayil, Taylor Momsen Expresses Feelings


The Pretty Reckless frontwoman Taylor Momsen recently thanked Soundgarden’s lead guitarist Kim Thayil for sharing the stage with the band. During an interview with Guitar World, she also spoke about how they worked with Thayil for a song from TPR’s latest release.

The band’s fourth album ‘Death By Rock and Roll’ met its fans in 2021, five years after the previous album ‘Who You Selling For.’ After its release, the record immediately achieved commercial success, becoming the highest-selling album in its release week in the United States. It debuted at number 1 on the Top Album Sales chart and reached number 28 on the Billboard 200.

The album included several tracks featuring prominent names, like Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello. ‘Only Love Can Save Me Now‘ was another hit song featuring Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron. The track was an homage to the vocalist Chris Cornell who passed away in 2017 following a Soundgarden show at Fox Theatre where the Pretty Reckless had performed as the opening act.

In the previous days, Kim Thayil participated in TPR during the band’s show at Seattle’s Moore Theatre. They shared exciting and joyful moments with the fans singing the songs’ Only Love Can Save Me Now’ and ‘Loud Love.’ Taylor Momsen expressed her gratitude to the rocker, saying she was honored to perform with her ‘amazing’ fellow musician.

Taylor Momsen said the following on her IG:

“Thank you to the legendary Kim Thayil for joining us for an unforgettable night at Seattle’s Moore Theater. I’m once again humbled to share the stage with you, my dear friend. What an amazing human being.”

During a recent interview, Momsen stated that she begged for Thayil and Cameron to appear in the song ‘Only Love Can Save Me.’ Later they went to Seattle and recorded at London Bridge Studio, where many significant acts like Soundgarden and Pearl Jam had created their records. According to the frontwoman, Thayil is an extraordinary musician that no one could replace.

The frontwoman explained how they ended up working on the song:

“I had this song and called them up saying it was begging for them to play on it, sounding very much in their vein. Basically, I told them, ‘If you’re not on it, we’ll just sound like we’re ripping you off!’

We flew to Seattle and recorded at London Bridge Studio, which is where so many iconic records were made, like ‘Louder Than Love’ and Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten.’ I think it was their first time back since ‘Louder Than Love,’ so it was a cool moment for them to reflect on everything, and amazing for me to see this song coming to life. They’re so great; they elevate everything they touch. Kim is a master – there’s no one else like him.”

You can check out the IG post and TPR’s performance with Kim Thayil below.

Photo Credit: Taylor Momsen – Instagram