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This year is going to be a strange one for anniversaries. On one hand, we have a slew of British albums turning twenty — Definitely Maybe, His ‘N’ Hers, Parklife — that mark the rise of Britpop. While that movement was just starting up across the ocean, over here grunge was simultaneously huge but also… More »

Every one of these Anniversary stories is celebrating a bygone moment, of course — that’s the nature of looking back on an album a decade or two after its release — but few if any subjects seem so firmly, inextricably lodged in the past as the 1993 compilation No Alternative, which turned 20 years old… More »

For a while there, it seemed like people forgot about Soundgarden. If you got into Soundgarden in the ’00s, you got into them during what was a bit of a wasteland for the band. While their peers and contemporaries flared out tragically (Alice In Chains, Nirvana) but in ways that solidified legacies, or others continued… More »

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Ten Commandos – “Staring Down The Dust”

Ten Commandos is a grunge supergroup comprising Pearl Jam's Matt Cameron, Soundgarden's Ben Shepherd, Queens Of The Stone Age's Alain Johannes, and Off! member Dimitri…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | October 9, 2015 - 10:13 am

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…
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…
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…
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…
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"…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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,”…
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
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
James Rettig | July 14, 2014 - 2:11 pm
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