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Watch: Soundgarden Perform Two Songs on 'Conan'

Band plays 1987's 'Hunted Down' as well as new single

November 10, 2010 12:25 PM ET

On Conan Tuesday night, the reunited Soundgarden performed their song "Black Rain," which is also featured in the Guitar Hero video game. But more exciting for fans is the second song they performed, a web exclusive that finds the band going all the way back to 1987 with their first Sub Pop single, "Hunted Down." The guys may look older, but sonically, they haven't aged a bit.

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