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Soundgarden On Conan: “Black Rain” And “Hunted Down”

Night two of the Legally Allowed To Be Funny On Television Again show chased the premiere episode’s Jack White with the reunited Soundgarden. A histrionic Chris Cornell and Co. brought Coco the “new” single/1991 Badmotorfinger-sessions outtake “Black Rain” for telecast. That track appears on Telephnatism, the band’s newish greatest hits comp; as a web-exclusive, Soundgarde… More »

By: Amrit Singh / November 10, 2010 - 12:27 pm

Soundgarden – “Black Rain” Video

Black Rain,” the Soundgarden’s comeback single that perfectly nails their fire-cauldron riffed and histrionic king-world Badmotorfinger-era vibe (primarily because it is an outtake from the Badmotorfinger sessions) gets an animated video here, directed by Brendon Small, himself no stranger to hard rock animation via the wonderful Metalocalypse. The band’s all here, cartoon-wise, saving Seattle from… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 17, 2010 - 3:01 pm

Soundgarden – “Black Rain”

The title alone points to “Black Rain” as Soundgarden’s comeback single (See also: “Black Hole Sun,” “Fell On Black Days”). The track leaked over the weekend following the band’s pre-Lolla warm-up show at Chicago’s Vic Theatre (they headlined the fest last night), but it was due shortly anyway. Listen for “Black Rain” on your local… More »

By: jessica / August 9, 2010 - 10:45 am

Soundgarden @ Vic Theatre, Chicago 8/5/10

“Man it’s been awhile since we played and I forgot…” Yes, Chris Cornell? How good it feels to be a part of a music project that isn’t a punchline? How much people still respect and admire the craft that shaped your band’s output, hence the direction of an entire genre? “…how much pot you guy… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 6, 2010 - 2:42 pm

Soundgarden Reunite In Seattle

The music world’s attention’s diverted toward Southern Cali, though Seattle’s stealing a little of the limelight after last night: Soundgarden reunited in their hometown to play their first show since Cinnabon. (Actually, their first gig in 13 years.) Earcandy attended the band’s dress rehearsal at the Showbox, saying the 18-song, 90-minute set had them sounding… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 17, 2010 - 6:48 pm

Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

Lolla’s not playing games anymore: The full and official lineup’s in, and it’s fully and officially great. First off, let’s talk about Soundgarden. Soundgarden! If this news came in just two days ago they’d have been copping a “Jesus Christ Pose” for real, but in any event this is a good thing, at the very… More »

By: Amrit Singh / April 6, 2010 - 9:47 am

Soundgarden Reunite, Weigh Festival Offers

Fans of Soundgarden circa that press shot had a rough last decade. Yes I’m thinking Audioslave, but in particular it’s the tail end of the ’00s that hurt the most, thanks to Chris Cornell’s bizarre nosedive to a place where not even trenchant Trent Reznor zings could paint the singer in a light as silly… More »

By: Amrit Singh / January 4, 2010 - 9:10 am

The 14 Best Band Beefs Of 2009

Maybe it was these tough economic times — the sinking music industry, everyone downloading shit for free, rising unemployment. Or perhaps
folks just are getting stir crazy from lack of fresh air, sitting in front of their laptops/4-tracks while their bodies slowly give way. Whatever the case, bands were super bitchy this year. Some fight… More »

By: brandon / December 18, 2009 - 6:58 pm

The Week In Grunge: Temple Of The Dog Reunite At Pearl Jam Gig, Nirvana Release New Video, Alice In Chains Are Popular

Yes the full lineup of Temple Of The Dog reunited Tuesday night in L.A. to play “Hunger Strike,” and the high-school-you is flashing back to beautiful young EdVed in the tall grass and shitting its pants. (If the high school you is the now-you, Temple Of The Dog was a supergroup comprising members of Pearl… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 8, 2009 - 9:37 am

Trent Reznor Still Mouthing Off About Chris Cornell

Nine Inch Nails waved goodbye to New York this week with gigs at Bowery, Webster (featuring The Downward Spiral in its entirety), and Terminal 5 (featuring Peter Murphy). Chicago, Toronto, and LA are on deck, and then it’s an “indefinite hiatus” for NIN while Trent focuses on QAing Android apps or something. One thing’s clear,… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 27, 2009 - 1:36 pm

Chris Cornell Writes Song With Ill Fan

Stereogum (and Trent Reznor) mocked the former grunge hero’s foray into Timba-produced electropop, but no funny business today… Soundgarden fan Rory de la Rosa lost his six-year-old to cancer, then was diagnosed with the same illness. Now Cornell has turned the guy’s poem into a rock ballad you can download here. MP3 is free, but… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 10, 2009 - 4:07 pm

75% Reunited Soundgarden + Tad Doyle = TADGarden

Which makes sense since the man that’s missing is the one at 25% his former glory (generous!). This went down last night at the Seattle stop of Tom Morello’s Justice Tour, which in the midst of evoking anger and justice for the price of a concert ticket, last night featuring Mudhoney’s Mark Arm, Steve Earle,… More »

By: Amrit Singh / March 25, 2009 - 5:59 pm

New Chris Cornell Video – “Ground Zero”

As you should be able to tell the moment you start watching this “video” for Chris Cornell’s “Ground Zero,” it’s a commercial for something else. The “something else” in this equation is the ABC show Life On Mars (no, not Christmas On Mars). One thing that’s also clear: We weren’t being too harsh when we… More »

By: brandon / October 23, 2008 - 9:18 am

More Chris Cornell & Timbaland

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By: brandon / August 4, 2008 - 10:02 am

Chris Cornell And Peter Frampton Do “Black Hole Sun”

Geico spokesman Peter Frampton came alive on stage with Chris Cornell at Whildhorse Saloon a couple of weeks ago in Nashville. “Peter Frampton in the house,” quips sir Audioslave. As Frampton diehards surely know, dude’s been covering it solo elsewhere time again for quite some time and this particular soulful cover’s from Frampton’s 2006 album… More »

By: Stereogum / November 26, 2007 - 12:18 pm
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