Watch Chris Cornell Survive Wild West Hanging in New Video

September 11, 2015

A mournful Chris Cornell prepares for death by hanging in the video for "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart." Jessie Hill's stylish, twist-filled love tale is set in the Wild West, following the rock veteran from his jail cell to the gallows, as...


Chris Cornell on New Solo Album and Future of Soundgarden

August 24, 2015

Chris Cornell was in the middle of a seemingly endless Soundgarden tour in 1989 when he started to burn out on hard rock. "We were on the road just incessantly," he says. "Every band we toured with was super loud and aggressive with neck tattoos,...


Chris Cornell Channels Heartbreak on Dynamic New Song

August 12, 2015

Chris Cornell gets pulled back into heartbreak on his dynamic new single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart." "I nearly forgot my broken heart / It's taken me miles away," the Soundgarden frontman sings on the propulsive track, a departure...


Chris Cornell Announces New Album, Acoustic Tour

June 2, 2015

Chris Cornell has announced plans to release his new solo album Higher Truth and embark on an extensive acoustic tour this fall. The new album will arrive on September 18th and was produced by Brendan O'Brien, who served as mixer on Soundgarden's...


Chris Cornell Slams Studio Head Over Temple of the Dog Tapes

April 15, 2015

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has entered the fray in the legal battle over the Temple of the Dog master tapes, saying in a statement that the Seattle studio owner currently in possession of the grunge supergroup's recordings should...


Soundgarden to Issue Rarities Box Set 'Echo of Miles' on LP

March 12, 2015

Soundgarden will put out a vinyl edition of their 2014 box set, Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path, on May 19th with unique art. The compilation collects more than a quarter century's worth of hard-to-find songs, including several previously...


Soundgarden Perform 'Birth Ritual' for First Time Since 1992

February 23, 2015

Late last year, Soundgarden released a three-disc rarities collection called Echo of Miles that mixed together unreleased tracks and demos with compilation contributions like the pummeling "Birth Ritual," which the Seattle band recorded for the grunge-era...


See Alice in Chains', Soundgarden's Full 'Singles' Scenes

June 23, 2015

Cameron Crowe's 1992 grunge-themed romantic comedy, Singles, featured brief clips of Seattle favorites Alice in Chains and Soundgarden performing in their prime. Thanks to the Blu-Ray version, released earlier this year, fans of the film and both...


Watch Soundgarden's Haunting Unreleased 'Night Surf' Video

May 12, 2015

Contrary to convention, Soundgarden began their Superunknown tour months before the album's official release date. Early in 1994, the band traveled to Australia, New Zealand and Japan to play the record for countries where it hit stores early....


Record Label Sues Studio Owner Over Temple of the Dog Tapes

April 12, 2015

The master recording tapes of Temple of the Dog, one of grunge's greatest supergroups, are at the center of a lawsuit between A&M Records and the co-founder of a Seattle recording studio. The tapes are currently in the possession of London Bridge...


Kim Thayil Looks Back on Led Zep's 'Physical Graffiti'

February 24, 2015

February 24th, 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of Led Zeppelin's sixth LP, Physical Graffiti. Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, no stranger to heavy riffs, reflects on how the double album shaped his life. I look back at Led Zeppelin's Physical...


All-Star Mad Season Tribute Adds Three Mystery Guests

January 25, 2015

On January 30th, Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin will celebrate the 20th anniversary of their side project Mad Season's lone LP Above with a unique performance alongside the Seattle Symphony. The...



Chris Cornell, Duff McKagan to Join Reunited Mad Season

December 15, 2014

The grunge supergroup Mad Season, which put out their sole album Above in 1995, will reunite next year for a performance with the Seattle Symphony. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will fill in for the group's singer – Alice in Chains frontman...


Hear Soundgarden's Unreleased Early Jam 'Twin Tower'

November 7, 2014

In December 1988, a month and a half after the SST release of debut album Ultramega OK, Soundgarden returned to work. Recording at Seattle's London Bridge studio, the band began the sessions that would eventually produce Louder Than Love, a...


Temple of the Dog Reunite at Bridge School Benefit

October 26, 2014

When it was first revealed that both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill for Neil Young's annual all-acoustic Bridge School Benefit concerts in this year, grunge fans immediately wondered whether a rare Temple of the Dog appearance...


Johnny Cash's 11 Coolest Covers

September 12, 2014

Eleven years ago today, Johnny Cash died at age 71 from complications from diabetes. Arguably country's most cited influence by younger artists, Cash wasn't above being influenced himself. He was forever a student of music, always listening for songs...


Q&A: Ben Gibbard Talks 'Sonic Highways,' Grunge, Cobain

November 29, 2014

"If the Foo Fighters want you to show up somewhere, you just do it," Ben Gibbard tells Rolling Stone. So when Dave Grohl reached out to the Death Cab For Cutie frontman to ask if he'd participate in the Foos' HBO documentary series Sonic...


Soundgarden Unveil Three-Disc Rarities Collection

October 28, 2014

Fresh off of reuniting Temple of the Dog at Bridge School, Soundgarden had another big surprise for fans on Monday: A new track called "Storm," which the band simply posted on YouTube without any further details. Now, we know where it comes from:...


Pearl Jam, Neil Young to Play Bridge School

September 12, 2014

The annual Bridge School Benefit Concert organized by Neil Young will feature a typically star-studded lineup of big names playing acoustic sets. In addition to a set by Young, performers include Pearl Jam, Florence and the Machine, Tom Jones,...


NFL Kicks Off With Soundgarden, Pharrell, Ariana Grande

August 6, 2014

The defending Super Bowl champion Seattle Seahawks kick off the 2014-15 NFL season on September 4 against the Green Bay Packers, and the league is giving them a proper coronation. Pharrell Williams and native sons Soundgarden will perform at a free...