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Soundgarden Announce NYC Superunknown Show With $19.94 Tickets

As fans of our Anniversary features already know, Soundgarden released Superunknown, their popular breakthrough and arguable masterpiece, 20 years ago. They celebrated the anniversary by playing the album in full at an SXSW show. And now they’ll play another Superunknown-in-full show at New York’s Webster Hall 6/2 (the night before the album reissue is out),… More »

By: Tom Breihan / May 12, 2014 - 2:00 pm

Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Announce Summer Tour With Death Grips Opening

As we all pretty much surmised last week, Alternative Nation royalty Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails will be hitting the road together this summer, setting up shop at pretty much every shed in the lower 48 over the course of a grueling five and a half weeks. Today, we get the official announcement — dates,… More »

By: Michael Nelson / March 16, 2014 - 11:56 am

Soundgarden Bring Superunknown To SXSW

There was a time when it wasn’t a pseudo-common thing for a band to play a record straight through in concert. That time wasn’t that long ago, but it seems to be receding ever faster into the rearview. Once a practice associated with washed-up, no-longer-relevant acts making the rounds and cashing in on lingering nostalgia,… More »

By: Ryan Leas / March 14, 2014 - 1:42 pm

Alt-Rock Sleuths Suss Out Nine Inch Nails & Soundgarden Summer Tour

Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden celebrate two big anniversaries today as both The Downward Spiral and Superunknown turn 20 years old (which resulted in some animosity between the two bands back in the day). Now Antiquiet has compiled evidence that points to the bands going on a co-headlining tour this summer. First Live Nation leakedMore »

By: James Rettig / March 8, 2014 - 5:01 pm

Superunknown Turns 20

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / March 7, 2014 - 10:19 am

Soundgarden Will Perform Superunknown Front-To-Back At SXSW

Lady Gaga might not be able to perform at SXSW the way she wants, but the Austin clusterfuck won’t be short on way-too-famous people this year, in case you were concerned. Apple is bringing its iTunes festival to SXSW for the first time, taking over Austin’s Moody Theater, and they’ve already lined up shows with… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 26, 2014 - 10:29 am

Soundgarden – “The Day I Tried To Live” (Rehearsal Version)

This is the year that Superunknown, the album that transformed Soundgarden from promising grunge mainstays to king-shit rock gods, turns 20. And the band is marking the occasion in exactly the way you’d expect: With a pile of reissue releases. Two deluxe reissue versions of the album are out 6/3, and they’re set to include… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 24, 2014 - 11:55 am

Watch Seahawks Fans Chris Cornell, Macklemore, Ann Wilson Get Psyched For The Super Bowl

As you might have heard, the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks will square off in the Super Bowl this Sunday at Giants Stadium in New Jersey. Bruno Mars and RHCP will be there, (probably) not performing “Abracadabralifornia” at halftime. They aren’t the only rock stars who’ll be in the house: Ezra Koenig said he’s going,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / January 31, 2014 - 10:53 am

Watch Members Of Soundgarden & Mudhoney Join Pearl Jam’s Tour Closer In Seattle

On Friday night, Pearl Jam closed out their North American tour with a hometown performance at Seattle’s Key Arena — their first show in the city in four years. For their encore, PJ were joined onstage by Mark Arm and Steve Turner of Mudhoney (who opened the show) and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil for a… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 9, 2013 - 10:38 am

No Alternative Turns 20

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 »

By: Michael Nelson / October 28, 2013 - 1:55 pm

Hear Chris Cornell Mash Up U2’s “One” & Metallica’s “One” Live In San Diego

Earlier this week during a show at Balboa Theater in San Diego, Chris Cornell of Soundgarden mashed up the music from U2’s “One” & the lyrics from Metallica’s “One.” “I never did this before, but I like to do cover songs and I like to pay tribute to bands or artists that I’m a huge… More »

By: Liz Pelly / October 20, 2013 - 2:45 pm

Sub Pop Reissuing Soundgarden’s Screaming Life/Fopp

Next month Sub Pop will reissue Soundgarden’s first two EPs, Screaming Life/Fopp. All the songs have been remastered by producer Jack Endino, who had this to say in a press release:… More »

By: Miles Bowe / October 1, 2013 - 11:15 am

Soundgarden – “Halfway There” Video

Reunited grunge titans Soundgarden returned last year with the shockingly solid comeback album King Animal, and they’ve already made a video for the stomping “By Crooked Steps.” Now there’s also a clip for the strummy and satisfying “Halfway There,” and it serves as a sort of stoner sci-fi mini-movie, telling the story of a space… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 4, 2013 - 1:35 pm

The 10 Best Soundgarden Songs

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 »

By: Ryan Leas / August 22, 2013 - 3:52 pm

Former Nirvana/Soundgarden Member Jason Everman Is A War Hero

Jason Everman played second guitar in Nirvana and bass in Soundgarden, and he somehow managed to get kicked out of both bands just before either one hit huge. Then, a little while after those two big blows, he signed on with the Army, served a couple of tours of duty, became a Special Forces soldier,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 2, 2013 - 5:26 pm

Soundgarden – “By Crooked Steps” Video

You know who’s been quiet — a little too quiet — lately? Dave Grohl, man. I swear I went all weekend without news of Grohl doing Maron, playing drums for some random band or another, schmoozing the festival circuit in support of the documentary film he directed, or making plans to take his Rock &More »

By: Michael Nelson / January 28, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Watch Soundgarden Debut New Song In Philadelphia

Grunge elder gods Soundgarden released King Animal, a better album than anyone expected, last year, and they apparently still have some fire left in them. They’ve had a big few days. Last night, they played President Obama’s Inaugural Ball (check out photos above). And on Saturday night outside Philly, they debuted yet another new song… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 22, 2013 - 10:03 am

2012 In Review: The Year In Comebacks

“Don’t call it a comeback” is usually a phrase uttered self-protectively by musicians who are very much coming back from some degree of obscurity. Dr. Dre wasn’t exactly absent during the seven-year stretch between his first and second albums (“California Love,” anybody?), but his 1999 sophomore release 2001 is littered with lines like “Ladies pay… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 31, 2012 - 11:55 am

Soundgarden @ Fonda Theatre, Hollywood 11/27/12

Having appeared on Jimmy Kimmel the night before, Soundgarden packed out the Fonda Theatre for an intimate show celebrating the release of their welcomed return album King Animal. They were also celebrating the birthday of drummer Matt Cameron, who received a cake on stage. Soundgarden sounded phenomenal as they dropped a twenty-five song set that… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / November 28, 2012 - 3:57 pm

Watch Soundgarden Play Kimmel

Last night, wizened sludge elders Soundgarden brought their reunion show to the outdoor stage at Jimmy Kimmel Live!, playing a couple of songs from their surprisingly strong new album King Animal. On the show proper, they played the album track “By Crooked Steps.” And as a closing credits/online bonus, they also ripped through the single… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 27, 2012 - 10:06 am