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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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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…
Tom Breihan | November 27, 2012 - 10:06 am

Watch Soundgarden On Letterman

Soundgarden release their reunion album King Animal today, and they celebrated release date eve by appearing on the Late Show With David Letterman, stomping their…
Tom Breihan | November 13, 2012 - 9:55 am

Soundgarden – “Non-State Actor”

One of the stupidest recent scenes in the increasingly unwatchable Sons Of Anarchy was set to "Been Away Too Long," the first song to be…
Michael Nelson | October 31, 2012 - 1:29 pm

Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”

It's been 16 (!) years since Soundgarden's last studio full-length, so the title of their comeback single is pretty apt. The first full track released…
Michael Nelson | September 26, 2012 - 2:27 pm

Soundgarden King Animal Details

As promised and teased, Seattle grunge greats Soundgarden are about to release their first studio album in 16 years. Earlier this year, they contributed the…
Tom Breihan | September 17, 2012 - 12:51 pm

Soundgarden Teases King Animal Cut “Worse Dreams”

Last week, we got confirmation that Soundgarden were preparing a new studio album -- their first in 16 years -- due for release on 11/13.
Michael Nelson | August 21, 2012 - 1:44 pm

Billy Corgan Says Soundgarden, Pavement Came Back “Only To Make Money”

The Billy Corgan/Soundgarden beef has been going on at least since that falling out at Lolla '94, and the Corgan/Pavement beef has had legs since…
Michael Nelson | August 16, 2012 - 12:43 pm

New Soundgarden LP Set For November

Earlier this year, the reunited Soundgarden released "Live To Rise," their first new song in a decade and a half, which served pretty well as…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 9:05 am

Singles Soundtrack Turns 20

Singles was the second movie written and directed by Cameron Crowe. It's an amiable rom-com starring Campbell Scott and Kyra Sedgwick, and some say a…
Michael Nelson | June 28, 2012 - 11:38 am

Soundgarden – “Live To Rise” Video

"Live To Rise" is the first new Soundgarden studio song in a decade and a half, and it shows up on the soundtrack to The
Tom Breihan | May 3, 2012 - 11:38 am

Soundgarden – “Live To Rise”

Today, reunited grunge heroes Soundgarden release their first new studio song since they broke up in 1997. It's called "Live To Rise," and it'll appear…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 1:04 pm

Soundgarden – “Live To Rise” (Snippet)

Grunge titans Soundgarden reunited in 2010, but they haven't given us any newly recorded studio music since they broke up way back in 1997. But…
Tom Breihan | March 26, 2012 - 4:26 pm

Soundgarden Disses Kanye

Over the weekend, Kanye West played Australia’s Big Day Out fest, pissing some audience members off by showing up around 45 minutes late to the…
Corban Goble | January 23, 2012 - 2:43 pm

D’Angelo Covers “Black Hole Sun”

Ever since he finished touring behind his 2000 opus Voodoo, the spaced-out soul king D'Angelo has remained shrouded in mystery, supposedly working hard on his…
Tom Breihan | January 3, 2012 - 2:18 pm

Trent Reznor, Chris Cornell Nominated For Golden Globes

This year’s Golden Globe nominations were announced this morning, great news for anyone who loves things that are like the Oscars without actually being the…
Tom Breihan | December 15, 2011 - 11:21 am

Chris Cornell – “Cleaning My Gun”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell will release solo-acoustic live album Songbook next month, with a vinyl-only double-LP version of it coming out on the day after…
Tom Breihan | October 24, 2011 - 2:57 pm

Chris Cornell Plays Kimmel

One reason to go see the movie Machine Gun Preacher: Any movie with the words "machine gun" in the title is probably worth looking at.
Tom Breihan | October 13, 2011 - 9:14 am

Pearl Jam Twenty: Temple Of The Dog Reunites, Vedder And Casablancas Sing Together

This past weekend, Pearl Jam celebrated their 20th year together as a band by headlining their own Pearl Jam Twenty festival at the Wisconsin ski…
Tom Breihan | September 6, 2011 - 12:43 pm

Soundgarden, The Mars Volta @ Forum, Los Angeles 7/22/11

Soundgarden stopped by the Forum in Los Angeles for an epic twenty-five song set that included a bonus of Mike McCready from Pearl Jam joining…
Andrew Youssef | July 25, 2011 - 12:22 pm

Progress Report: Soundgarden

NAME: Soundgarden PROGRESS REPORT: Seattle stalwarts get back on the road this summer and get busy on new -- presumably heavy -- music.
T. Cole Rachel | June 17, 2011 - 1:44 pm