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Soundgarden

From: Seattle, WA, United States
Last Known Status: Regrouped

Latest Soundgarden News

Below is our complete Soundgarden news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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Graveyard To Support Soundgarden

Swedish classic rock superstars Graveyard have been confirmed as direct support for the upcoming European run of Soundgarden. Graveyard comments:

"We've been pretty fucking fortunate with the bands we've had the honour to open for. It's like taking a walk through our record collections, or just through rock history. When you list some of them, it comes off as pretty unreal – Iron Maiden, Deep Purple, and Motorhead. And now - Soundgarden! Not so superunknown guys these days. And with the words of a californian rock dude: Pretty fucking bad ass musicians that can deliver a bunch of face melting jams and shred like there's no tomorrow!

"There isn't really much more to say than that. Of course we're super excited to head out on tour with Soundgarden. In a way it's quite logic. If you think about what the roots of their and our music are. We certainly got one or two things in common there, so hopefully people will see it as good match making?“

06.09. S Stockholm - Hovet
07.09. N Oslo - Spektrum
09.09. DK Copenhagen - Forum
10.09. D Berlin - Columbia Halle
11.09. NL Amsterdam - Heineken Music Hall
13.09. UK Manchester - Apollo
14.09. UK Birmingham - Academy
16.09. IRL Dublin - O2 Academy
18.09. UK London - Brixton Academy

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Rock On The Range Band Lineup Announced

American rock festival Rock On The Range - which has expanded to three days this year - will hit hard with performances from some of rock’s biggest names. Pre-sale tickets are available at this location.

The 2013 line-up features Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Bush, Stone Sour, Three Days Grace, Papa Roach, Cheap Trick, Bullet For My Valentine, Volbeat, Lamb Of God, Skillet, A Day To Remember, Buckcherry, Halestorm, Hollywood Undead, All That Remains, Device (with David Draiman), Steel Panther, Sevendust, Sick Puppies, Asking Alexandria, Pop Evil, In Flames, Clutch, In This Moment, Black Veil Brides, The Sword, Ghost, Motionless In White, Red, Deuce, Middle Class Rut, Big Wreck, Oleander, Otherwise, Red Line Chemistry, Young Guns, Thousand Foot Krutch, Mindset Evolution, Tracer, Beware Of Darkness, Heaven's Basement, American Fangs, Love And Death, Gemini Syndrome, and more.

“We're really looking forward to returning to Rock On The Range with a batch of brand new killer Alice tunes to play for everyone!” says Jerry Cantrell, Alice In Chains.

“Head is back!!,” says Korn’s Jonathan Davis. “Rock On The Range is going to start it all off!! Get ready, we are going to hit it hard!!”

“Bush are thrilled to be playing Rock On The Range with such great bands,” says Bush’s Gavin Rosdale. “We look forward to seeing you all out there.” More...

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Soundgarden Posts New Music Video Online

Reunited Seattle rock veterans Soundgarden have posted their new music video online for the song, "Been Away Too Long." You can check it out below. The song comes from their forthcoming new studio album, "King Animal," which is their first since 1996's, "Down on the Upside" and will be released in North America on Tuesday the 13th of November. The group were also the focus of this week's Sunday Old School column, which you can read here. More...

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Sunday Old School: Soundgarden

Since Sunday Old School almost always finishes it's month of sundays with a column about a group from the glam metal scene, it always seems so natural to kick the next month off with one of the so-called "grunge" acts, given it was the next stage in popular rock music. And who better to start November off than Soundgarden, whose reunion has been of the most anticipated in recent times? Soundgarden was formed from the ashes of a band named The Shemps, which featured singing drummer, Chris Cornell and bass player Hiro Yamamoto. The two kept in contact after The Shemps’ demise and were soon joined by guitarist Kim Thayil, who moved to Washington with Yamamoto and future Sub Pop founder, Bruce Pavitt, from Park Forest, Illinois. The trio adopted the name, Soundgarden from a sculpture next to Magnuson Park, Seattle and soon became a four piece, when they hired drummer Scott Sundquist in order for Cornell to focus on his vocals. This lineup would continue for around a year and make the first Soundgarden recordings, which surfaced on a compilation album named, "Deep Six," before Sundquist left to be replaced by Skin Yard drummer, Matt Cameron. The band’s live performances made them one of the stand out groups in an area which had many quality bands, and it was thanks to their blistering presence that KCMU DJ Jonathan Poneman offered to contribute twenty thousand dollars to Sub Pop Records, in order to fund a Soundgarden release, which came in 1987 in the form of the single, "Hunted Down," which also featured a highly regarded b-side in, "Nothing To Say."

The band released two further EPs, "Screaming Life" and "Fopp" through Sub Pop before deciding to sign with SST Records for their first full length effort, snubbing the interest of major labels in the process. They then released their first LP, "Ultramega OK" on Halloween, 1988, and soon found themselves regularly on MTV, thanks to the music video for "Flower," as well as eventually being nominated for a Grammy award for Best Metal Performance 1990, in addition to touring overseas for the first time. Following the "Ultramega OK" tours, the band got to work on their second album, during which they claim ideas weren’t flowing freely from all members, leaving Cornell to write the bulk of it. The second album surfaced in September 1989 as, "Louder Than Love" and would prove to be their last record with Yamamoto, who left to go back to college after he felt he was unable to contribute to the band anymore. He was replaced by former Nirvana guitarist, Jason Everman, and the band hit the road again, this time in support of Canadian progressive metal act, Voivod, with Faith No More opening the shows. There was initially some problems with the distribution for "Louder Than Love," with some retailers taking umbrage with the lyrics to the songs, "Big Dumb Sex" and "Hands All Over," but nonetheless, it became the band’s first record to hit the Billboard 200, peaking at number 108. More...

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Soundgarden Posts New Music Video Online

Reunited Seattle rock legends Soundgarden have posted their new music video online for the song, "Live To Rise," which appears on the soundtrack of Marvel Comics new blockbuster movie, The Avengers (aka Avengers Assemble.) You can check it out below.

The band is currently working on a brand new studio album with producer Adam Kaspar, who worked on 1996s "Down On The Upside" album, which peaked at number two on the Billboard Album Charts. The as-yet untitled new album is expected to be released later this year. More...

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Five More Bands Confirmed For Download 2012

The organisers of Britain's Download Festival has announced a further five bands for this years edition of the event. Metalcore outfit Killswitch Engage has confirmed, as have NOFX, Nightwish, Shinedown and Black Veil Brides. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the United Kingdom.

The lineup is now as follows:

The Prodigy (Headliners)
Metallica (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
Anthrax
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Black Label Society
Black Veil Brides
Chase and Status
Devildriver
Devin Townsend Project
Fear Factory
Five Finger Death Punch
Ginger Wildheart
Killswitch Engage
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Little Angels
Machine Head
Nightwish
NOFX
Periphery
Reckless Love
Shinedown
Slash
Soundgarden
Steel Panther
Tenacious D
Trivium
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six

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Fourteen More Names Confirmed For Download 2012

The organisers of Britain's, Download Festival has confirmed a further twelve acts for this year's edition of the event. Among the new acts are American thrash metal legends Megadeth, former Guns N Roses guitarist, Slash and industrial metal veterans Fear Factory, as well as Steel Panther, Billy Talent, Kyuss Lives!, Rise Against, Black Label Society, As I Lay Dying, Five Finger Death Punch, Terrorvision, Ginger Wildheart, Periphery and Reckless Love. The festival will take place June 8th - 10th at Donington Park in the U.K.

The lineup is now as follows:

The Prodigy (Headliners)
Metallica (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
Anthrax
As I Lay Dying
August Burns Red
Biffy Clyro
Billy Talent
Black Label Society
Chase and Status
Devildriver
Devin Townsend Project
Fear Factory
Five Finger Death Punch
Ginger Wildheart
Kyuss Lives!
Lamb Of God
Little Angels
Machine Head
Periphery
Reckless Love
Slash
Soundgarden
Steel Panther
Tenacious D
Trivium
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six

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Fourteen More Bands Confirmed For Download 2012

A flyer posted online by reunited grunge outfit Soundgarden has revealed a further fourteen more bands for this years edition of Britain's Download Festival. Amongst the new confirmations are Tenacious D, drum and bass favourites Chase and Status, American thrash metal legends Anthrax and Californian metal veterans, Machine Head. The festival will be held at Donington Park from 8th-10th June.

The current lineup is as follows:

The Prodigy (Headliners)
Metallica (Headliners)
Black Sabbath (Headliners)
Anthrax
August Burns Red
Biffy Clyro
Chase and Status
Devildriver
Devin Townsend Project
Lamb Of God
Little Angels
Machine Head
Soundgarden
Tenacious D
Trivium
Ugly Kid Joe
You Me At Six

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Soundgarden Live Footage Available

New, professionally filmed concert footage has been posted online featuring reunited grunge veterans Soundgarden. You can view the clip in the player below, in which the band performs "Fell on Black Days," with information on the band's upcoming North American headline tour being located here.

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Soundgarden Announces Full North American Tour

American grunge pioneers Soundgarden have revealed the the full set of dates for its upcoming North American headline tour. Support on the trek is set to come from Mastodon, The Mars Volta, Coheed and Cambria, Queens of the Stone Age and Meat Puppets. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues - with their corresponding opening acts - below.

With Coheed And Cambria:
07/02 Toronto, ON – Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
07/03 London, ON – John Labatt Centre
07/05 Ottawa, ON – LeBreton Flats Park
07/06 Uncasville, CT – Mohegan Sun Arena
07/08 Newark, NJ – Prudential Center
07/09 Wantagh, NY – Nikon at Jones Beach Theater
07/10 Mansfield, MA – Comcast Center For The Performing Arts

With The Mars Volta:
07/12 Fairfax, VA – Patriot Center at George Mason University
07/13 Philadelphia, PA – Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
07/14 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Spa & Resort – Event Center
07/16 Chicago, IL – UIC Pavilion
07/18 Denver, CO – Red Rocks Amphitheatre
07/21 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
07/22 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
07/23 Las Vegas, NV – The Joint

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Meat Puppets:
07/29 Vancouver, BC – Rogers Arena

With Queens Of The Stone Age, Mastodon, Meat Puppets:
07/30 George, WA – Gorge Amphitheatre

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Soundgarden Announces North American Tour

Reunited American rock legends Soundgarden have announced that they will be embarking on a headlining tour of North America this Summer. More shows will be announced shortly, but for the moment, the group's touring schedule is as follows:

July 2 - Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 13 - Philadelphia, PA - Festival Pier at Penn's Landing
July 18 - Denver, CO - Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 - Los Angeles, CA - The Forum

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Soundgarden Vocalist Announces Acoustic Solo Tour

Chris Cornell, vocalist of grunge rock pioneers Soundgarden, has revealed the dates for his forthcoming acoustic solo tour. The North American headline tour will reach more than a dozen cities across the United States and Canada; where Chris Cornell will be performing acoustic interpretations of songs taken from throughout his career as well as special cover tracks. You can view the full list of dates, cities and venues below:

Apr. 01 - Austin, TX Paramount Theatre
Apr. 02 - Houston, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 03 - Dallas, TX - House of Blues
Apr. 05 - Atlanta, GA - Center Stage
Apr. 06 - Asheville, NC - The Orange Peel
Apr. 08 - Bridgeport, CT - The Klein Memorial Auditorium
Apr. 09 - Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Hall
Apr. 10 - Glenside, PA - Keswick Theatre
Apr. 12 - New York, NY - Town Hall Theatre
Apr. 15 - Atlantic City, NJ - Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box
Apr. 16 - Montclair, NJ - Wellmont Theatre
Apr. 17 - Washington, DC - Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
Apr. 19 - Poughkeepsie, NY - Bardavon
Apr. 20 - Toronto, ON - Queen Elizabeth Theatre
Apr. 22 - Chicago, IL - Vic Theatre
Apr. 23 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
Apr. 24 - Saint Paul, MN - Fitzgerald Theatre
Apr. 26 - Edmonton, AB - Winspear Centre
Apr. 27 - Medicine Hat, AB - Esplanade Arts & Heritage Centre
Apr. 29 - Victoria, BC - Royal Theatre
Apr. 30 - Coquitlam, BC - Red Robinson Show Theatre
Apr. 01 - Seattle, WA - Moore Theatre
Apr. 03 - San Francisco, CA - The Fillmore
Apr. 04 - Los Angeles, CA - John Anson Ford Amphitheatre
Apr. 06 - San Diego, CA - Humphreys Concerts by the Bay

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Soundgarden To Release First Ever Live Album

Grunge rock veterans Soundgarden have announced details for its forthcoming first-ever live album release. The new disc, titled "Live On I5," contains recordings from various locations on the West Coast leg of the band's tour in 1996. You can view the album's tracklisting below:

1. Spoonman
2. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
3. Let Me Drown
4. Head Down
5. Outshined
6. Rusty Cage
7. Burden In My Hand
8. Helter Skelter
9. Boot Camp
10. Nothing To Say
11. Slaves And Bulldozers
12. Dusty
13. Fell On Black Days
14. Search And Destroy
15. Ty Cobb
16. Black Hole Sun
17. Jesus Christ Pose

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Headline News

Slayer, Maiden, Ozzy Get 2011 Grammy Nominations

Nominees for Best Hard Rock Performance and Best Metal Performance in the 53rd annual Grammy awards have been announced.

Best Hard Rock Performance
Alice in Chains: "A Looking In View"
Ozzy Osbourne: "Let Me Hear You Scream"
Soundgarden: "Black Rain"
Stone Temple Pilots: "Between the Lines"
Them Crooked Vultures: "New Fang"

Best Metal Performance
Iron Maiden: "El Dorado"
Korn: "Let the Guilt Go"
Lamb of God: "In Your Words"
Megadeth: "Sudden Death"
Slayer: "World Painted Blood"

It’s the second nomination in a row for Alice in Chains, Lamb of God, Megadeth and Slayer. Maiden has been nominated twice before but never won. Ozzy has won Best Metal performance twice. Soundgarden won both awards in 1995. Slayer and Korn have two awards each and Stone Temple Pilots have one.

The award ceremony takes place on February 13 in Los Angeles, with the rock and metal awards traditionally held in a lower-key venue than the main televised event.

Last year’s Best Hard Rock Grammy went to AC/DC for "War Machine," which won over Alice in Chains’ "Check My Brain," Linkin Park’s "What I’ve Done," Metallica’s "Unforgiven III" and Nickelback’s "Burn it to the Ground." The Best Metal Performance was won by Judas Priest for "Dissident Aggressor," which was up against Lamb of God’s "Set to Fail," Megadeth’s "Headcrusher," Ministry’s "Senor Peligro" and Slayer’s "Hate Worldwide."

Read the full article at RockAAA.com.

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Soundgarden Confirmed for Lollapalooza

The recently reunited Soundgarden has been confirmed as a headliner at this year's Lollapalooza Music Festival. Playing on August 8th in Chicago's Grant Park, more details will be forthcoming as the festival nears.

You can find out more about the entire Lollapalooza Festival at the festival's website. And check out Soundgarden's new website at soundgardenworld.com.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Too Tired to Row?

Nikki Sixx (Motley Crue) will be co-hosting (with Kerri Kasem ) “The Sixx Sense with Nikki Sixx”, a radio show that will play rock music and promises a look inside the life of a rock star. No word yet on how “Tattoo Corner, a Look at Nikki’s tats” will play out on the radio…Ramon Sampson beat out Tommy Lee (Motley Crue), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and John Tempestra (The Cult) in the Guitar Center DRUM OFF in L.A. this past week, answering the age old question: What do drummers do in the winter months when not on tour?... More...

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Soundgarden Announces Reunion

After a twelve year hiatus, legendary Seattle based grunge band Soundgarden has announced that they have reunited. The linup of singer/guitarist Chris Cornell, bass player Ben Shephard, drummer matt Cameron and guitar player Kim Thayil will be performing a series of shows in the west coast of the United States later this year and are rumoured to be performing at the Coachella Music Festival. A message from Chris Cornell's official website reads:

"The 12 year break is over and school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!"

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These Are They Announces New Guitarist

These Are They, the Chicago-based death metal band featuring vocalist Paul Kuhr (Novembers Doom, guitarist Steve Nicholson (ex-Novembers Doom), bassist Wiley Wells (Earthen) and drummer Sasha Horn (Trials), has announced the addition of guitarist Justin Jurgevich (Hurtlocker) to the group's ranks.

These Are They will release its full-length debut, "Who Linger," on November 10 via Unruly Sounds/The End Records.

The track listing is as follows:

1. Ascension
2. the Voices Sound Deadly
3. Upon the Doors of Oblivion
4. In the Halls of Waverly
5. Blood Vengeance
6. Eclipse Abysmal
7. The Indweller
8. The Midnight Hour
9. Resurrection in White
10. 4th of July (Soundgarden cover)

Their "4th of July" Soundgarden cover is available for streaming on the band's MySpace page.

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Soundgarden To Release Box Set?

Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell was recently interviewed by Rolling Stone magazine. In the course of the interview, the subject of a Soundgarden reunion came up.

"The only thing that we have talked about is trying to put together an album of B sides and maybe a box set with some unreleased tracks we have," Cornell says. "This is something we first talked about 10 years ago. We all feel it’s time to do that, and we have a lot of fans out there, and we have a lot of new fans discovering our music, and I think the catalog and the legacy of the band has been ignored by the record label and previous management, so we decided to get together, and start working towards putting something like that out."

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Papers Detail Horror Story of Cornell's Stalker

TMZ.com has obtained court documents outlining a terrifying series of events that have left former SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell and his family in terror. Cornell is seeking a restraining order against a man who they say was hired to do the dirty work of the woman to whom Cornell was once married.

According to documents, filed yesterday in L.A. County Superior Court, Cornell claims his ex-wife, Susan Silver — the manager of ALICE IN CHAINS and the singer's former band, SOUNDGARDEN — has sent his family "numerous threatening and terrifying death threats." According to the docs, Silver has even threatened to harm Chris' two-year-old son. It has become so terrifying LAPD's Threat Management Unit has taken the case.

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