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...


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...


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...


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...


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...


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"...


Chris Cornell Explains How the Real "Spoon Man" Changed His Life

May 27, 2014

"I never look back – ever," Chris Cornell says. "It wasn't until we did this reissue that I realized, for me, how good it is to look back." Twenty years ago, Cornell and his Soundgarden bandmates released Superunknown, their fourth album and only...


Grohl on First Listen to 'Superunknown'

April 29, 2014

"At its best, Superunknown offers a more harrowing depiction of alienation and despair than anything on In Utero." That was part of Rolling Stone's take on Soundgarden's fourth album when it arrived in 1994. And now that the LP is...


Listen to Soundgarden's 'Black Hole Sun' Demo

April 16, 2014

Soundgarden have offered a glimpse into the creation of one of their biggest hits, "Black Hole Sun," by sharing a previously unreleased demo of the song, which will later be a part of the deluxe reissue of their 1994 high water mark Superunknown. The...


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...

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...


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...


Soundgarden to Perform Classic Album in Full in New York

May 12, 2014

Soundgarden will play their best-selling album, Superunknown, in its entirety at a special show at New York City's Webster Hall on June 2nd, a day before they release a remastered, 20th anniversary edition of the album. Accordingly, the ticket price for...


Campaign to Save Soundgarden, Pearl Jam Recording Console Launched

April 17, 2014

The mixing console used to record albums like Pearl Jam's Ten and Soundgarden's Louder Than Love is reportedly in desperate need of repairs, so its owners at Seattle's London Bridge Studio have launched a crowd-funding campaign to raise money to fix it...


Joy Division Debut EP Reissued for Record Store Day

March 20, 2014

Joy Division's 1978 debut EP An Ideal for Living will be reissued with new artwork for this year's Record Store Day, according to a post on the group's Facebook. The new version was remastered at Abbey Road Studios in London by the band's longtime...