Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil was more than thrilled when he got the call from MC5’s Wayne Kramer to join his new supergroup, MC50, which was formed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of MC5’s Kick Out The Jams. Thayil told Billboard.com, “Kramer asked if I wanted to play, and my jaw dropped . . . I thought two things . . . ‘Am I ready to come out of the fetal position?’ and then ‘How could I be any more ready than this opportunity to play with what I consider to be my favorite band.’ . . . So I made myself ready. It was like, ‘Fix your head. This is The One!’ When I mentioned it to friends of mine they didn’t hesitate; They said, ‘Omigod, jeez, this is your dream. You should do this!’ The timing was pretty good, I think. I was allowing myself to be ready.” Thayil had been keeping a low profile since the sudden suicide death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell on May 18th, 2017.