Twenty years after the album debuted to rave reviews and heavy airplay, Soundgarden’s Superunknown is receiving a massive reissue: On Record Store Day, a set of five ten-inches compiling the records’ singles arrived; tomorrow you can purchase a five-disc “super deluxe” edition featuring B-sides, demos and rehearsal recordings via iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy and other outlets. Here, you can enter to win an Epiphone G-310 guitar that has been signed by all four members of the band.
Earlier this year, Dave Grohl recalled the moment when producer/engineer Adam Casper brought an advance of the record at Nirvana’s final recording session:
“He played ‘Black Hole Sun’ and I remember thinking, ‘Holy shit, this is gonna be huge,” Grohl recalls. “Because to me it was that perfect meeting of the Beatles and Black Sabbath, which is what I think we put in our Nirvana bio. But I don’t think that had ever successfully been paired until that record, and in particular that song. It was so much more melodically sophisticated than anything any of the other bands in Seattle were doing. It was a big deal.”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Open to residents of 50 United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who are 18 years of age or older as of 6/2/14. Void where prohibited. ARV: $249. Number of Winners: 1. Sweepstakes begins at 3:00pm EST on 6/2/14 and ends at 11:59pm EST on 6/8/14. Certain restrictions may apply. Complete Official Rules are available at http://rol.st/1tC8OrI. Sponsor: Rolling Stone LLC. Prize Provider: Universal Music Enterprises. Prize Provider will receive winner’s contact information and send prize to winner.
Official Rules for the “Soundgarden Guitar Sweepstakes”
NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. A PURCHASE WILL NOT INCREASE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. VOID WHERE PROHIBITED BY LAW. Open to legal residents of the 50 United States and Washington DC (EXCLUDING RESIDENTS OF OVERSEAS MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, PUERTO RICO, AND OTHER U.S. TERRITORIES) who as of June 2, 2014 are 18 years of age or older. Sponsor: Rolling Stone LLC (“Rolling Stone”) Prize Provider: Universal Music Enterprises (a division of Universal Music Group)
1. How to Enter:
b. No mechanically reproduced or computer generated entries permitted. Not responsible for lost, late or misdirected entries, or entries containing incorrect or incomplete information. Not responsible for any problems or technical malfunctions of any telephone network or lines, computer, on-line, or Internet systems or services, servers, computer equipment, software, failure of any email or entry or confirmation or winners notice on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the Internet, problems with Rollingstone.com website or any combination thereof, including any injury or damage to entrant’s or any other person’s computer resulting from downloading any materials in connection with the Sweepstakes. Entries become the property of Rolling Stone and will not be acknowledged or returned.
a. One (1) winner will receive the following Prize:
• One (1) Epiphone G-310 Electric Guitar in Ebony signed by all four members of the band Soundgarden
b. Total ARV of all Prizes: $249. Actual retail value of the Prize may vary. Certain restrictions and blackout dates may apply. Sponsor reserves the right to substitute a prize of equal or greater value.
a. Selection of Winner. On or about 6/9/14, one (1) winner will be selected from all eligible entries received by Sponsor. The winner will be notified by e-mail or telephone. Odds of winning depend on number of eligible entries received. Sponsor and Prize Provider are not responsible for any change of email address, mailing address and/or telephone number of entrants.
b. After receipt of Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form from winner, Sponsor shall provide winner’s contact information to Prize Provider for fulfillment of prize. As a condition of entering the Sweepstakes and winning the Prize, the winner consents to his/her contact information being sent to the Prize Provider. The Prize Provider will send the Prize to the winner.
c. Decisions of Sponsor are final on all matters relating to the Sweepstakes. Entrants must comply with all terms and conditions of these Official Rules and winning is contingent upon fulfillment of all requirements.
a. Employees, directors and officers of Sponsor, Prize Provider, their parents, affiliates, subsidiaries, advertising or promotional agencies, and their immediate family members and/or those living in same household are not eligible.
b. No substitution or transfer of prize permitted except as provided herein. Prizes are non-redeemable for cash. In the event of unavailability, Sponsors may substitute a prize of greater or equal value.
c. All federal, state, and local taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner, who will receive an IRS Form 1099 reflecting the final actual value of any prize valued at $600 or more. Consult with your tax professional regarding potential tax implications.
d. Potential finalists must execute Affidavit of Eligibility/Release of Liability Form(s) within 5 business days of notification. Noncompliance with these rules or return of prize notification as undeliverable or inability to locate winner within 5 days after notification will result in disqualification and selection of an alternate winner.
e. By participating in the Sweepstakes and accepting any prize, entrants and winners agree to release and hold harmless Sponsors, Prize Provider, their respective parent companies, subsidiaries, affiliates and related companies, and each of their respective officers, directors, employees and agents (collectively, “Released Parties”) from and against any and all liability whatsoever for any loss, harm, damage, injury, cause of action, claim, cost or expense (including without limitation any property damage, personal injury and/or death) arising out of or in connection with the Sweepstakes, including without limitation participation in any Sweepstakes-related activity and/or possession, acceptance, use or misuse of any prize. Released Parties are not responsible if Sweepstakes cannot take place or if prize cannot be awarded due to delays or interruptions due to acts of God, acts of war, natural disasters, weather or acts of terrorism. Sponsors’ failure to enforce any term of these rules shall not constitute a waiver of that provision.
f. Participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes consent to use entrant’s name, biographical information, image and likeness for editorial, advertising and publicity purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Entrant releases and holds harmless the Released Parties for any liability, claims and causes of action based on defamation or violation of rights of publicity or privacy.
g. Sponsor reserves the right to disqualify any person tampering with the entry process, the operation of rollingstone.com or who is otherwise in violation of the Official Rules. Sponsor further reserves the right to cancel, terminate or modify the Sweepstakes in the event the Sweepstakes is not capable of completion as planned, including infection by computer virus, bugs, tampering, or technical failures of any kind. In the event of a dispute as to entries submitted by multiple users having the same email account, the authorized subscriber of the email account used to enter the Sweepstakes at the actual time of entry will be deemed to be the entrant and must comply with these Official Rules. Authorized account subscriber is deemed to be the natural person who is assigned an email address by an Internet access provider, on-line service provider or other organization which is responsible for assigning email addresses or the domain associated with the submitted email address. CAUTION: ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO DELIBERATELY DAMAGE THE WEBSITE OR TAMPER WITH OR UNDERMINE THE LEGITIMATE OPERATION OF THE SWEEPSTAKES IS A VIOLATION OF CRIMINAL AND CIVIL LAWS. SHOULD SUCH AN ATTEMPT BE MADE, SPONSOR RESERVES THE RIGHT TO SEEK REMEDIES AND DAMAGES FROM ANY SUCH ENTRANT(S) TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW INCLUDING CRIMINAL PROSECUTION.
h. By participating, entrants agree to be bound by these Official Rules and the decisions of the judges, which shall be final and binding with regard to all matters relating to the Sweepstakes.
i. Winner acknowledges that Released Parties have not made nor are in any manner responsible or liable for any warranty, representation, or guarantee, express or implied, in fact or in law, relative to any prize, including but not limited to its quality, mechanical condition or fitness for a particular purpose. Any and all warranties and/or guarantees on a prize (if any) are subject to the respective manufacturers’ terms therefore, and Winner agrees to look solely to such manufacturers for any such warranty and/or guarantee.
j. ARBITRATION and WAIVER OF CERTAIN DAMAGES: As a condition of participating in this Sweepstakes, entrants agree that (a) under no circumstances will entrant be permitted to obtain awards for, and entrant hereby waives all rights to claim, punitive, incidental, consequential or any other indirect damages, (b) all causes of action arising out of or connected with this Sweepstakes, or any prizes awarded, shall be resolved exclusively by arbitration under the rules of the American Arbitration Association before a single arbitrator located in New York County, New York; and (c) any and all claims, judgments, and awards shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred including costs associated with entering this promotion, but in no event shall any award include attorney’s fees. Disputes arising from this Sweepstakes will be determined according to the laws of the State of New York, without reference to its conflict of laws principles.
5. The Sponsor of the Sweepstakes is Rolling Stone LLC, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY.
6. Winner’s List:
For names of prize winners, by 8/8/2014, send a separate, stamped, self-addressed, No.10 envelope to: “Soundgarden Guitar Sweepstakes” c/o Rolling Stone magazine, 1290 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10104.