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RIP Chris Cornell

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, May 18, 2017 at 4:22 AM (PST)

No words will do justice to your legacy. Thank you

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Rolling Stone are reporting that grunge kings Soundgarden have unveiled a three-disc rarities collection of B-sides, cover songs and seven unreleased tracks: http://rol.st/1tBDX2s 

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Kim Thayil says Soundgarden had “no plans to write a new album”

Posted by Metal Dude on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 6:10 PM (PST)

When Hails & Horns asked Soundgarden guitarist how crucial it was for them to play before getting back into the studio, he stated that King Animal was apparently not intended to be a Soundgarden record. He explains:

“We had no plans to write a new album. The sequence of events was: attending to shared properties, our catalog, not having strong iTunes presences, web site, Facebook, we didn’t even have a MySpace account. Our web site from the ’90s was kind of rudimentary and they had lapsed, there was nobody maintaining them. Friends of ours had kids who were in junior high, who were Soundgarden fans, and they’d go into a record store and there weren’t any Soundgarden shirts or posters, but they could find plenty of Alice in Chains and Nirvana crap. Then there were offers to play live that came in and we had to consider them. Playing live is a totally different aspect of being a band than attending to the partnership side of things. Then we become a performing band by playing shows, but I don’t think you can consider us reunited until we became a creative entity and communicated musically with each other, which led to writing, which led to recording. A lot of bands reunite just so they can play a casino or county fairs, they’re not really reunited; they’re just attending to the entertainment aspect of being in a band. There are some bands that are simply that, entertainers and performers. We are a creative enterprise. Since Day One when Soundgarden started it was me, Hiro, and Chris in a room writing songs. Gradually, over time, we had to emphasize playing live and then the business aspects, the legal and financial and stuff you have to pay attention to, management and record company and all that stuff. So that’s the way the band grew, from creative, to performing to business concerns. Then the band breaks up. Then when we got back together we did things in reverse order.”

King Animal, which surfaced last month, marked Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, released in 1996 on A&M Records. King Animal was released on Universal Republic.

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Dave Grohl to direct video for Soundgarden’s “By Crooked Steps”

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 7:52 PM (PST)

Soundgarden have begun filming a video for what appears to be their next single “By Crooked Steps”, with Dave Grohl (Nirvana and Foo Fighters) directing it. No further more information is currently available.

“By Crooked Steps” is taken from Soundgarden’s acclaimed reunion album King Animal, which surfaced last month and was their first full-length since 1996’s Down on the Upside.

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Soundgarden stream new album “King Animal” in full

Posted by Metal Dude on Tuesday, November 6, 2012 at 7:30 PM (PST)

Reunited Grunge kings Soundgarden are streaming their hotly-anticipated new record King Animal in its entirety and you can give it a listen at NME or iTunes.

Soundgarden co-produced King Animal, which is due for release next week, with longtime friend and producer Adam Kasper (who has also worked with fellow Seattle band Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle, and it was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, The Melvins, Tool) in Pasadena, California.

King Animal is Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, which was released in 1996 on A&M Records. Contrary to prior belief, the album won’t be released on their longtime home A&M; instead, it will be released on Universal Republic.

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Deep Cuts : Soundgarden

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 12:35 PM (PST)

For the second installment in the Metal Riot “Deep Cuts” series (the first was Korn), we are going to look into the stunning catalogue of one of grunge and heavy metal’s most revered bands, Soundgarden. With King Animal (the long hoped for return record) due to soon be released to the hungry masses, it is only fair to thank Soundgarden for a great career of massive, inspiring jams by showcasing them as the next artist in this column.

From their early days with the raw, unhinged glory of Screaming Life to the more polished but still brilliant compositions on Down On The Upside, they truly have never made a bad record. With many bands taking the path of least resistance when it comes to creative choices these days, we are lucky for true music like this as an eternal rebuke.

There is so much to choose from, but click HERE to see which three cuts made “Deep Cuts”.

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New Music: Soundgarden – “Been Away Too Long”

Posted by Metal Dude on Friday, September 28, 2012 at 4:12 PM (PST)

Iconic grunge band Soundgarden have premiered “Been Away Too Long”, the first single from their anticipated reunion album King Animal. Go to here to check it out.

King Animal is due for release on November 13th and will be Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, which was released in 1996 on A&M Records. Contrary to prior belief, the album won’t be released on their longtime home A&M; instead, it will be released on Universal Republic.

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Soundgarden detail “King Animal”

Posted by Metal Dude on Monday, September 17, 2012 at 7:44 PM (PST)

Soundgarden have revealed the track listing and the artwork to their anticipated reunion album King Animal. The track listing can be viewed here, while the artwork can be viewed on the left.

Soundgarden co-produced King Animal with longtime friend and producer Adam Kasper (who has also worked with fellow Seattle band Pearl Jam) and recorded at Studio X in Seattle, and it was mixed by Joe Barresi (Queens of the Stone Age, The Melvins, Tool) in Pasadena, California.

King Animal is due for release on November 13th and will be Soundgarden’s first studio album since Down on the Upside, which was released in 1996 on A&M Records. Contrary to prior belief, the album won’t be released on their longtime home A&M; instead, it will be released on Universal Republic.

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Soundgarden to premiere new single next week?

Posted by Metal Dude on Thursday, September 13, 2012 at 7:08 PM (PST)

Lately there have been reports that the new Soundgarden song “Been Away Too Long” will finally be premiered on radio stations next Wednesday (September 19th). If confirmed, it’s going to be the first single from their upcoming album King Animal, which is set to arrive on November 13th.

Soundgarden released their last studio album, Down on the Upside, back in 1996 on A&M Records. They split up in 1997, but reformed thirteen years later.

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Billy Corgan comments on his beef with Soundgarden

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, September 2, 2012 at 9:05 AM (PST)

When Smashing Pumpkins singer and guitarist Billy Corgan appeared on the Channel 93.3 radio station in Denver, Colorado last Friday (July 31st), he talked about his “beef” with Soundgarden, specifically their lead singer and guitarist Chris Cornell. Here’s what he had to say:

“Well, there’s a little bit of a backstory there. Chris Cornell was somebody I considered a friend, and would never have said a harsh word about. When Smashing Pumpkins came back in 2007, Cornell was quoted in an interview saying, basically, he didn’t consider our reunion, in quotations, to be ‘legitimate.’ So that’s something that’s… I kind of have an elephant’s memory when it comes to somebody punching me in the face. Cornell’s one of those people who is extremely talented. I was a fan from literally, I think, their second EP. I met them in 1991 and I still believe in what was great about the band. But when we’re sitting there having conversations about who is doing what, I am no longer gonna shield somebody. If they wanna punch me in the face, I’m happy to punch them back in the face. So, I respect the man’s talent. People gloss over the Timbaland album. [laughs] You know what I mean?! My point is, look, I don’t have any specific bone to pick, although I just, obviously, made a case for one. My point is don’t lump us in with people who are sort of just doing the reunion lap. Now, of course, fans are lighting up my Twitter saying, ‘Do you realize Soundgarden is doing a new album?’ OK, well, if they are, great. That’s what they should be doing. They are great musicians, and they should make new music, and hopefully they’ll make great albums, because we need artists to make great albums and great music in this day and age of the robots and the posers and, you know, the ‘faux hawk’ bands.”

You can listen to the rest of the interview here.

The Smashing Pumpkins and Soundgarden, who both released defining records in the ’90s, broke up in 2000 and 1997 respectively, but have both been back together in recent years. Last June, the Pumpkins released their latest album Oceania, while Soundgarden will release their new album King Animal in November.

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Soundgarden announce new album, preview new track

Posted by Metal Dude on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at 1:57 PM (PST)

Soundgarden have set King Animal as the title of their reunion album, which will finally be released on November 13th. About the record, guitarist Kim Thayil tells Rolling Stone magazine, “It re-establishes that we still rock, we’re still heavy, and we’re still a little weird.”

The band has also posted a 37-second YouTube clip that previews “Worse Dreams”, which is supposedly taken from King Animal. Go here to check it out.

Soundgarden released their last studio album, Down on the Upside, back in 1996 on A&M Records. They split up in 1997, but reformed thirteen years later.

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