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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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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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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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Stream Entire Manson, Chris Cornell Albums

AOL Music has a couple decent albums for streaming in full this week:

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Chris Cornell Talks About Battle With Addiction

Launch Radio Networks reports: Former AUDIOSLAVE and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell received the Stevie Ray Vaughan Award at the third annual MusiCares MAP Fund benefit concert on Friday (May 11) at the Music Box Theatre in Los Angeles. Cornell was honored for his work with the MAP Fund to help musicians who are recovering addicts. Cornell, who has been clean and sober himself for four and a half years, told Launch what the award meant to him. "Being acknowledged for it, I think, is great, but this isn't a particular situation, we don't do this for the acknowledgement," he said. "I'm happy, you know, for the acknowledgement, I also, I'm very inspired by — Stevie Ray Vaughan, I think, is a very inspiring person, so, like, to be given an award that was named after this guy, you know, and for similar reasons of inspiration, if I can do that for other people, I think that's great."

Cornell admitted to using drugs and alcohol since he was 12 and told Launch what finally led him to check himself into rehab in 2002. "I really had to come to the conclusion, the sort of humbling conclusion that, guess what, I'm no different than anybody else, I've got to sort of ask for help — not something I ever did, ever," he said. "And then part two of that is, like, accept it when it comes and, you know, believe what people tell me. And trusting in what I have been told, and then seeing that work."

All proceeds from the event benefited the MusiCares MAP Fund, which provides members of the music community access to addiction recovery treatment regardless of their financial situation.

The dinner featured performances by Cornell, ARMY OF ANYONE, DEPECHE MODE singer David Gahan and others.

Cornell just finished a solo tour to promote the June 5 release of his second solo album, "Carry On". He next heads to Europe and returns to the U.S. at the end of May for more dates.

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Chris Cornell Delays Solo Album Release

Launch Radio Networks reports: Former AUDIOSLAVE and SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell's second solo album, "Carry On", has had its release date pushed back from May 1 to June 5. No explanation was given for the delay. Cornell began working on the disc last fall after the release of AUDIOSLAVE's third album, "Revelations". News of the solo project fueled rumors of a split with AUDIOSLAVE, with Cornell officially leaving the band last month due to "irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences." The 14-track effort will feature "You Know My Name", Cornell's theme for the latest James Bond film, "Casino Royale", as well as a cover of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Billie Jean".

Cornell has also contributed a song to the soundtrack of the movie "Bug" and told Launch a little about the movie. "It's based on a play, but it's sort of, it's also an extremely edgy film," he said. "It's an indie film, it's kind of the opposite of the Bond movie in that sense. But an extremely entertaining and powerful movie. I'm not gonna bother trying to describe it 'cause I couldn't help but give it away. But it's definitely a movie to go see, it's extremely intense."

"Bug", which stars Ashley Judd and was helmed by "Exorcist" director William Friedkin, is due in theatres on May 25. The soundtrack also includes songs from VELVET REVOLVER frontman Scott Weiland and SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian.

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Soundgarden Contributes To Sunn O))) and Boris

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has contributed guitar work to a collaboration between American drone kings Sunn O))) and Japanese sludge masters Boris. Thayil, who appears on the song "Blood Swamp," also wrote the liner notes for the album, which comes out October 31st and is called Altar. A vinyl-only version includes the bonus track "Her Lips Were Wet With Venom," which features Earth frontman Dylan Carlson. Other guests include Joe Preston (High on Fire, Earth, Melvins), Steve Moore (Earth) and Jesse Sykes, and other songs include "Etna," "N.L.T." and "Akuma No Kuma."

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Chris Cornell Plays For Stripped Raw and Real

Stripped Raw And Real features a live set by Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell. You can watch acoustic performances of 'Original Fire', 'Like A Stone', 'Until We Fall', the Soundgarden hit 'Black Hole Sun', a cover of Bob Marley's 'Redemption Song', and an interview here.

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Chris Cornell To Do New James Bond Theme?

MI6.co.uk reports that AUDIOSLAVE/ex-SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell has told a Finnish newspaper that he has written the theme song to the 21st James Bond film "Casino Royale".

Cornell will also perform the title track. This would make him the first male lead vocalist to perform a 007 song since A-HA in 1987 for "The Living Daylights".

He was quoted as saying (translated), "I haven't seen the new Bond fully, because it is still being edited, but I have seen several clips of it. Absolutely amazing movie. Very different than earlier Bonds."

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DEP Cover Of "Jesus Christ Pose" Online

New Jersey-bred maniacal metallers DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN have posted their cover of SOUNDGARDEN's classic "Jesus Christ Pose" on their official MySpace page. The track comes off the band's upcoming iTunes-exclusive digital download EP, "Plagiarism", due on June 13.

Commented the band: "SOUNDGARDEN, man. I'm talking about glory days glass shattering Chris Cornell, not this easy listening slop he's got going on now. Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Chris Cornell, Ben Shepherd.... whew! Remember that shit?! That time period was the jam. Shit like that is hard to find now. Anyhow, this is our little homage if you will to a great band from a great time that was influential to all of us."

Other tracks featured on the EP include new versions of DILLINGER classics "Unretrofied" (radio edit) and "The Perfect Design" (live), plus "Wish" (NINE INCH NAILS), "Angel" (MASSIVE ATTACK), and "Like I Love You" (JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE), all recorded and mixed by guitarist Benjamin Weinman on his laptop in his bedroom.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN are currently writing material for the group's fourth studio LP, the follow-up to 2004's "Miss Machine". The writing process has been stymied, as Weinman's been sidelined for several months due to surgery on his arm. The band are also preparing for the release of their "Miss Machine" DVD. The disc will reportedly contain all "Miss Machine"-related material, including all the music videos made for the record, behind-the-scenes footage and a live video from the "Miss Machine" touring cycle.

THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will will be supporting AFI during their inaugural North American tour for their new record beginning on June 13 in Montreal, Quebec. This summer tour will also include NIGHTMARE OF YOU and be making stops in major cities across the country. In addition to their dates with AFI, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will be doing several headlining shows with label mates DYSRHYTHMIA in tow.

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Between The Buried And Me To Issue Covers CD

Between The Buried And Me will be releasing an album of cover songs in June called "The Anatomy Of", which will contain the following tracks:

Pantera - "Cemetery Gates"
Sepultura - "Territory"
Soundgarden - "The Day I Tried to Live"
Mötley Crüe - "Kickstart My Heart"
Pink Floyd - "Us and Them"
Queen - "Bicycle Race"
Metallica - "Blackened"
Faith No More - "Malpractice"
Doors - "People Are Strange"
Depeche Mode - "Little 15"
Smashing Pumpkins - "Geek U.S.A."
Blind Melon - "Change"

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Chris Cornell Sues Ex-Wife

Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is suing his ex-wife, Susan Silver, alleging she conspired to divert money that belonged to Cornell to other Soundgarden band members. The lawsuit also claims that Silver held his library of music, lyrics and two Grammys hostage. You can read more and check out the court documents from TMZ.com.

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Audioslave Finish Writing Material For 3rd Album

MTV.com reports: During Saturday's (Oct. 29) performance at New York's Madison Square Garden, AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell told the crowd the band is finished writing all of the material for its third album. The group then played, for the first time, one of the tracks that'll make the LP. Cornell said the song was still untitled, and even had its lyrics written down on the stage so he wouldn't forget them. "I only wrote them last week," he said.

AUDIOSLAVE is currently in the middle of its first major North American tour since the release of their sophomore album, "Out of Exile", which finds the band headlining arenas on its own for the first time.

AUDIOSLAVE did a short run of North American dates just before "Out of Exile"'s May 24 release.

As on that tour, AUDIOSLAVE is playing songs from its members' previous groups, SOUNDGARDEN, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG.

The band is joined on the current jaunt by openers SEETHER and KASABIAN.

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