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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

Interview

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...

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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...

2014

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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...

Premiere

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...

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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...

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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...

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FBI Arrests Alleged Chris Cornell Stalker

July 30, 2014

Late last week, the FBI arrested 32-year-old Jessica Leigh Robbins of Tampa for allegedly harassing Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell online and charged her with stalking. Tampa Bay Times reports that Cornell and his wife believed that Robbins entered...

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5 Facts About Soundgarden's 'Superunknown'

June 11, 2014

Soundgarden's fourth full-length, Superunknown, made it to Number One on the charts and eventually went five-times platinum, and its singles "Spoonman" and "Black Hole Sun" earned the group two Grammys. But despite its successes, it's still an intriguing...

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Soundgarden Revisit 'Superunknown' in New York

June 3, 2014

Chris Cornell couldn't have sounded more coy when he introduced Soundgarden's performance of their biggest LP, Superunknown, at a New York City show last night. After all the aplomb of raising a red curtain to reveal the album's iconic "screaming elf"...

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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...

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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:...

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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,...

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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...

Live Review

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Launch Thunderous Joint Tour

July 20, 2014

Rock of real ambition and history can never just be about nostalgia. For Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden, the push forward continues decades after each band emerged from disparate underground rock scenes. And now the pair have teamed for their first...

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Soundgarden Unleash 'Spoonman' on 'Fallon'

June 4, 2014

It's hard to believe, but Soundgarden's alt-rock masterpiece Superunknown is now almost at legal drinking age. And to celebrate the 20th anniversary reissue of their most famous LP, the quartet dropped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy...

Album Review

Superunknown (Reissue)

June 3, 2014

The defining moment from an unclassifiable band remains brilliantly off-kilter as metal, crushingly moody as alternative and strangely reassuring as classic rock. This 20th-anniversary reissue of the grunge era's most ambitious statement adds a second...

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