Inspired to play by The Beatles, Cornell joined Seattle covers band The Shemps, while working as a chef. When they split in the early 1980s, he formed Soundgarden with two former Shemps members, Hiro Yamamoto on bass and Kim Thayil on guitar. The recruitment of drummer Matt Cameron allowed Cornell to concentrate on singing and Soundgarden trailblazed Seattle's grunge movement with Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice In Chains. With themes of alienation and despair, their Superunknown album in 1994 was their breakthrough, including hit singles Spoonman and Black Hole Sun. The band's move away from the trademark heavy guitar sound on 1996's Down On The Upside album met a mixed response and triggered Soundgarden's split with Cornell joining members of Rage Against The Machine in Audioslave. After three successful albums, he launched his solo career, writing and singing the theme song You Know My Name for the Bond movie Casino Royale. Early in 2010 Soundgarden announced their reunion.