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Watch Soundgarden & Alice In Chains’ Previously Unreleased Full Performances From Singles

Short clips of live performances by Soundgarden and Alice In Chains were included in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 film, Singles — whose soundtrack served as a touchstone for an entire generation of grunge fans — but the full performances haven’t been available until recently. Video of Alice In Chains doing “It Ain’t Like That” and “Would?”… More »

By: James Rettig / June 23, 2015 - 2:07 pm

Watch Soundgarden’s Previously Unreleased “Night Surf” Video From Superunknown Tour

Before every date on their Superunknown tour in 1994, Soundgarden opened the show with a short film. It follows around a little boy on his bike, traversing through dusty plains and foggy woods and encountering increasingly disturbing imagery along the way. It was directed by Henry Shepherd and features an instrumental piece called “Night Surf”… More »

By: James Rettig / May 12, 2015 - 5:35 pm

Watch Kurt Cobain’s Ridiculous Chris Cornell Impression From Montage Of Heck

Behold, the best part of Kurt Cobain: Montage Of Heck. In my review of Brett Morgen’s Kurt Cobain documentary, I noted that “one Cobain joke at the expense of a fellow Seattle grunge band is priceless.” A five-second snippet of that joke has surfaced online, and you should definitely watch. It’s a home movie of… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 29, 2015 - 12:41 pm

Watch Soundgarden Play “Kyle Petty (Son Of Richard)” In Concert For The First Time

Soundgarden have been pulling out some rarities during their Australian tour over the past week. Just a few nights ago, they played their Singles soundtrack contribution “Birth Ritual” for the first time in 23 years. And last night, during a show at Big Top Luna Park in Sydney, they debuted “Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard”… More »

By: James Rettig / February 26, 2015 - 6:31 pm

Watch Soundgarden Play Singles Song “Birth Ritual” For The First Time In 23 Years

Soundgarden and the scene that birthed them were both peaking, at least in the popular imagination, around the time they contributed their song “Birth Ritual” to the iconic Singles soundtrack. They also appeared briefly in the movie, performing the song. Somehow, though, Soundgarden haven’t performed the song in the years since. Over the weekend, though,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 23, 2015 - 8:46 am

Watch Grunge Supergroups Mad Season & Temple Of The Dog Reunite In Seattle

Two grunge supergroups reunited in their home base of Seattle last night for a special concert called Sonic Evolution. Mad Season performed for the first time in 20 years with a lineup consisting of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, Guns ‘N Roses’ Duff McKagan, Barrett Martin, and the Seattle Symphony. Cornell and McKaga… More »

By: James Rettig / January 31, 2015 - 3:35 pm

Chris Cornell Working On Fourth Solo LP, Hopefully Not With Timbaland

The last time Chris Cornell dropped a solo album, it was a fucking disaster. His 2009 solo effort Scream, recorded with producer Timbaland, managed to bring out the worst tendencies of both Cornell and Tim and to prove just how incompatible those tendencies were. The bleep-howl fest served as a near-perfect primer on how to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 16, 2015 - 11:18 am

Soundgarden – “Kristi” (Stereogum Premiere)

Next week, Soundgarden will release the three-CD rarities collection Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, which has already yielded the songs “Storm” and “Twin Tower.” One of the set’s unreleased songs is “Kristi,” a crushing riff-rocker that the band recorded during the sessions for their 1996 album Down On The Upside. According to… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 20, 2014 - 9:53 am

Finish This Puzzle, Get A Free Soundgarden Song

Soundgarden is giving away a free song if you can solve a puzzle. The song in question is a remix of “The Telephantasm,” which first appeared on their 2010 compilation album of the same name and will appear on their upcoming rarities album Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path. In exchange for a… More »

By: James Rettig / November 18, 2014 - 6:52 pm

Preview Every Song On Soundgarden’s Rarities Collection Echo Of Miles

Later this month, Soundgarden will release a new b-sides and rarities collection called Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, which will include “Storm,” “”Twin Tower,” and a Sly And The Family Stone cover. You can now preview all of the songs from the collection on a German music site. They include one more… More »

By: James Rettig / November 14, 2014 - 6:47 pm

Soundgarden – “Twin Tower”

Since learning about Soundgarden’s B-sides and rarities comp Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path we’ve heard early original “Storm” and a Sly Stone cover. Now comes another previously unreleased track, a hard-hitting, discordant instrumental called “Twin Tower.” The song makes me feel like I’m climbing a narrow spiral staircase to great heights, so… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 7, 2014 - 5:24 pm

Soundgarden – “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin)” (Sly & The Family Stone Cover) (John Peel Session)

Later this month, Soundgarden will drop the box-set rarities collection Echo Of Miles: Scattered Across The Path upon the world, and we’ve already posted the band’s re-recording of their 1989 song “Storm.” The same collection also includes a cover of Sly And The Family Stone’s 1969 soul-funk classic “Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin),”… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 7, 2014 - 10:52 am

Soundgarden – “Storm” + Echo Of Miles Details

Last night, out of nowhere, grunge warriors Soundgarden released a brand new song called “Storm” into the world. It’s a big, sprawling psychedelic churner with a serious low end and some impressive mystic vibes, and it could easily be a second-half album track on Superunknown. Lately, the band has been making noises about releasing a… More »

By: Tom Breihan / October 27, 2014 - 8:01 am

Watch Temple Of The Dog Reunite At Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit

Temple Of The Dog reunited at Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit on Saturday night. Both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden were on the bill, so it was easy for Chris Cornell to come on stage during Pearl Jam’s set for a performance of “Hunger Strike” from their lone self-titled studio album. The last time the band… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014 - 4:18 pm

Savages’ Jehnny Beth Rails Against Rock Festivals’ Class System

As maybe the most exciting new rock band to come along last year, Savages played a busy festival-based touring schedule last year. And since this is a committed and ideological band, and since the whole festival system has some seriously deep problems, it shouldn’t be much of a surprise that frontwoman Jehnny Beth has some… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 26, 2014 - 10:36 am

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Won’t Name Names, But He’s Still Pissed At Billy Corgan

The Soundgarden/Billy Corgan beef has been going on for decades now. Just when you think you can forget about it, one side throws some shade in the media and brings it all back up again. Most recently, Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil alluded to Corgan’s recent projects in an interview with The Dallas Observer. “We feel confident… More »

By: James Rettig / August 18, 2014 - 9:06 pm

Watch Cool Tour Visuals Shared By Soundgarden’s Creative Director

Soundgarden’s creative director Josh Graham has shared some really cool visuals that play in the background during the band’s sets on their joint tour with Nine Inch Nails. They’re all pretty dark and moody, and most of them heavily feature triangles. He’s posted the visuals for “Black Hole Sun,” “Superunknown,” “4th Of July,” and more… More »

By: James Rettig / August 17, 2014 - 9:24 pm

Watch The 8-Bit Grunge Medley You Didn’t Know You Wanted

What if all the angst and aggression of grunge were filtered through the sound chips of the very same video-game systems those artists grew up on? It’s a question we’ve asked ourselves many, many times, but finally someone has done something about it. The Youtube channel Filthy Frackers has crafted an animated medley of grunge’… More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014 - 10:56 am

Cold Cave, Dillinger Escape Plan, & Korn Oneohtrix Point Never Replace Death Grips On NIN/Soundgarden Tour

In addition to breaking our hearts by breaking up, Death Grips also left Trent Reznor hanging by canceling all of their tour dates after they were announced as openers for the Nine Inch Nails/Soundgarden tour. Right after it happened, Reznor tweeted, “sorry everyone… why would I have ever thought those dudes could keep it together?”… More »

By: James Rettig / July 14, 2014 - 2:11 pm

Watch Soundgarden Bring Superunknown To Fallon

Soundgarden has been stretching out the Superunknown 20th anniversary celebration for many months, and that celebration continued last night on The Tonight Show in conjunction with the album’s deluxe reissue. The band performed “Spoonman” (which Fallon rightfully dubbed a classic) for the broadcast and “My Wave” for a web exclusive. They also sat down backstage… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 4, 2014 - 10:49 am
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