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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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