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Ongoing History Daily: The story of Jason Everman

Can you name the guy who played guitar in both Nirvana and Soundgarden? His name is Jason Everman, a friend of Nirvana.

With the money he made as a commercial fisherman, he paid for the recording of Nirvana’s Bleach album. After that, he was invited to join the band for a tour. That didn’t work out and he was either fired or quit before the tour finished.

From there, he moved to Soundgarden because they had a gig coming up and Jason knew all the songs. But then he quit and joined the army where he moved up through the ranks of the special ops forces, serving tours in both Afghanistan and Iraq. T

The most recent thing he’s done is form a band called Silence & Light who released an album in December 2019.

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  • Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t Jason Everman play *bass* in Soundgarden? If I recall, he replaced Hiro Yamamoto, who left the band just after ‘Louder Than Love’ had been recorded. Everman joined them on the tour for that album, but he was shown the door in favour of Ben Sheppard, who was brought on just as work began on ‘Badmotorfinger’…


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