Soundgarden Biography & News
Soundgarden debuts new music
What a way to end 2014. What a way to kick off 2015.
Back in late October, and fresh off reuniting the grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog at Bridge School, Soundgarden had another massive surprise for fans. It debuted a new track called "Storm," which was posted to the band's YouTube account with hooplah and no other details. Soon after we learned that the track was part of the group's long-time-coming collection dubbed "Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path." It arrived November 24 with three discs of B-sides, cover songs, Peel sessions, remixes and seven previously unreleased tracks, including "Storm."
"As album sets go, this one has been fun to collect and compile over the decades," guitarist Kim Thayil said in a statement. "I personally may have referenced this project a number of times over the years, going back almost 20 of them to the mid-Nineties!"
As it turns out, the new track "Storm" is actually the fossil of the album and has a history with the band going back nearly 30 years. It was a song demoed back in the mid-Eighties but never fully completed... until now.
Recently Soundgarden's Chris Cornell took part in a Mad Season Reunion Show also featuring Guns N Roses and Alice in Chains members. Cornell also recently announced that he has started recording for his new solo studio album. It will be his first solo effort since 2009's "Scream."
Soundgarden Headed to Israel (Updated 1/2/2014)
What a way to start 2014.
Amid controversy that has flared over calls for cultural boycotts against Israel, Soundgarden has been booked to play in June at a rock festival in Tel Aviv (this according to the Israeli newspaper Haaretz). Also on the bill are the Pixies, one of the most popular alternative rock bands in Israel during the 1990s. (They were last scheduled to perform in country in 2010, but that gig was canceled in the wake of a clash between Israeli navy commandos and Turkish peace activists).
Soundgarden, which reunited in 2010, booked the upcoming show following a few successful solo performances in Israel by Chris Cornell. But it's not the only date on their calendar so far in 2014. The band has also announced a March 27 concert date at the Explanada del Estadio Monumental in Lima, Peru. Two days later they'll stop at Lollapalooza Chile, and will play a series of shows across Germany in June.
One guy who won't be part of the trip is Matt Cameron. The drummer announced back in November he would be taking 2014 off from Soundgarden due to prior commitments promoting "Lighting Bolt" with Pearl Jam. Cameron also cited his desire to spend more time at home with his family, while balancing "the many twists and turns of my awesome music career." He has been sure to note, however, that he is still an active member of the band and is working with the other members to find the perfect substitute for the upcoming Soundgarden dates in 2014.
Soundgarden back together again (Updated December 26, 2012)
In its heyday, the music of Soundgarden resisted classification. Compared to the blues-rock of Led Zeppelin and the slow riffs of Black Sabbath, the band also had a guitar-driven sound and became the first grunge band to sign with a major record label. But of all the bands on the so-called grunge scene in the early 1990s – including Alice in Chains, Nirvana and Pearl Jam – Soundgarden remained one of the hardest to label.
Originally formed in Seattle, Washington in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, Soundgarden mired in relative obscurity through a number of key personnel changes. Among them was the arrival of bassist Ben Shepherd, who replaced Jason Everman and was credited for bringing a fresh and creative approach to the band's recording sessions. Combined with his knowledge of music and writing skills, he helped to redefine the band in time for the release of its third album in 1991. The result, "Badmotorfinger," helped Soundgarden court a more mainstream metal audience.
Riding a new wave of success, Soundgarden finally achieved worldwide success in 1994 with the album "Superunknown." It was driven by the single "Spoonman," "The Day I Tried to Live," "Black Hole Sun," "MyWave" and "Fell on Black Days." The project won the band two Grammy Awards in 1995; "Black Hole Sun" for Best Hard Rock Performance and "Spoonman" for Best Metal Performance.
Following a world tour in support of "Superunknown," the band members began working on what would be their last studio album for over 15 years. They disbanded on April 9, 1997 and wouldn't reunite until January 2010, announcing the end of the 12-year break on Twitter. The following year they began recording a new album that would be called "King Animal." It bowed to positive reviews, strong first-week sales and secured a top 10 debut. It also spurred a brief North American tour, with more dates to come in 2013.
|Album name||Release date|
|Live on I-5||2011|
|Fresh Deadly Rarities||2000|
|Down on the Upside||1996|
|Burden in My Hand||1996|
|Blow Up the Outside World||1996|
|Alive in the Superunknown||1995|
|Fell on Black Days||1995|
|Songs From the Superunknown||1995|
|The Day I Tried to Live||1994|
|Black Hole Sun||1994|
|Fell on Black Days - Black Disc||1994|
|1994-03-23: Push: Sentrum Scene, Oslo, Norway||1994|
|1989: Louder: Whiskey-A-Go-Go, Los Angeles, CA, USA||1993|
|Crown of Thorns||1992|
|Jesus Christ Pose||1991|
|Room a Thousand Years Wide||1990|
|Screaming Life / Fopp||1990|
|Hands All Over||1989|
|Hands All Over||1989|
|Louder Than Love||1989|
Top 10 Soundgarden Songs
|Rank||Track Name||Play Count||Listener Count|
|1||Black Hole Sun||247,438||90,160|
|2||Fell On Black Days||111,038||45,111|
|6||Let Me Drown||57,423||28,790|
|10||The Day I Tried to Live||58,580||24,262|
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date city state venue 02/24/2015 Melbourne Vic Festival Hall Melbourne 02/21/2015 Melbourne Vic Flemington Racecourse
Soundgarden Tour Dates 2014
date city state venue 10/26/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 10/25/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/30/2014 Auburn WA White River Amphitheatre 08/29/2014 Ridgefield WA Amphitheater Northwest 08/27/2014 Wheatland CA Toyota Amphitheatre 08/25/2014 Los Angeles CA Hollywood Bowl 08/24/2014 Mountain View CA Shoreline Amphitheatre 08/22/2014 Irvine CA Verizon Wireless Amphitheater - CA 08/19/2014 Albuquerque NM Isleta Amphitheater 08/17/2014 Dallas TX Gexa Energy Pavilion 08/16/2014 The Woodlands TX The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 08/14/2014 Austin TX Austin360 Amphitheater 08/11/2014 Tampa FL MidFlorida Credit Union Amphitheatre at the Florida State Fairgrounds 08/10/2014 West Palm Beach FL Coral Sky Amphitheatre 08/08/2014 Atlanta GA Aarons Amphitheatre at Lakewood 08/07/2014 Charlotte NC PNC Music Pavilion 08/05/2014 Virginia Beach VA Farm Bureau Live at Virginia Beach 08/04/2014 Bristow VA Jiffy Lube Live 08/02/2014 Holmdel NJ PNC Bank Arts Center 08/01/2014 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/30/2014 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 07/29/2014 Mansfield MA Xfinity Center 07/27/2014 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre 07/26/2014 Clarkston MI DTE Energy Music Theatre 07/24/2014 Tinley Park IL First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre 07/22/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/21/2014 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/19/2014 Las Vegas NV V2 Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino 07/19/2014 Las Vegas NV Sin City at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino 07/13/2014 Montreal QC Metropolis 07/12/2014 Quebec QC Plains of Abraham 07/04/2014 London London Hyde Park 07/03/2014 Quebec QC Plains of Abraham 07/03/2014 Quebec QC Quebec City Festival 07/02/2014 Valeggio sul Mincio VR Castello Scaligero 06/27/2014 Dessel Vlg Boeretang 06/25/2014 Stuttgart BW Hanns-Martin-Schleyer-Halle 06/24/2014 Esch-sur-Alzette L Rockhal 06/22/2014 Clisson Loire-atlantique Val de Moine 06/21/2014 Clisson Loire-atlantique Val de Moine 06/20/2014 Clisson Loire-atlantique Val de Moine 06/20/2014 Zurich ZH Hallenstadion 06/20/2014 Clisson Loire-atlantique Val de Moine 06/11/2014 Tilburg NB 013 06/10/2014 Utrecht TivoliVredenburg 06/08/2014 Berlin Berlin Wuhlheide Stadium 06/02/2014 New York NY Webster Hall 03/27/2014 Lima Explanada Monumental 03/11/2014 Austin TX ACL Live At The Moody Theater
Soundgarden Tour Dates 2013
date city state venue 09/19/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/18/2013 London London O2 Academy Brixton 09/16/2013 Dublin D The O2 - Dublin 09/14/2013 Birmingham W Mids O2 Academy Birmingham 09/13/2013 Manchester Lancashire O2 Apollo Manchester 09/11/2013 Amsterdam Nhl Heineken Music Hall 09/09/2013 Copenhagen ?? Forum Copenhagen 09/06/2013 Stockholm AB Hovet 09/04/2013 Helsinki ?? Hartwall Arena 05/31/2013 Mexico City Dif Palacio de los Deportes 05/28/2013 Broomfield CO 1St Bank Center 05/26/2013 Dallas TX South Side Ballroom 05/25/2013 Austin TX Austin Music Hall 05/24/2013 Houston TX Bayou Music Center 05/22/2013 Kansas City MO Arvest Bank Theatre at The Midland 05/21/2013 Saint Louis MO The Pageant 05/18/2013 Camden NJ Susquehanna Bank Center 05/17/2013 Wallingford CT The Dome at Oakdale Theatre 05/17/2013 Columbus OH MAPFRE Stadium 05/15/2013 Worcester MA Worcester Palladium 05/14/2013 West Long Branch NJ The MAC at Monmouth University 05/12/2013 Pittsburgh PA Stage AE 05/11/2013 Noblesville IN Klipsch Music Center 05/10/2013 Louisville KY Louisville Palace 05/08/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 05/07/2013 Atlanta GA The Tabernacle 05/05/2013 Concord NC Charlotte Motor Speedway 05/04/2013 Concord NC Charlotte Motor Speedway 05/04/2013 Washington DC RFK Stadium 05/03/2013 Atlantic City NJ Borgata Music Box 02/17/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 02/16/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 02/15/2013 Los Angeles CA The Wiltern 02/13/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 02/12/2013 Oakland CA Fox Theater 02/10/2013 Vancouver BC Queen Elizabeth Theatre 02/08/2013 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 02/07/2013 Seattle WA Paramount Theatre 02/06/2013 Portland OR Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall 02/02/2013 Minneapolis MN Orpheum Theatre 02/01/2013 Milwaukee WI Eagles Ballroom 01/30/2013 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 01/29/2013 Chicago IL Riviera Theatre 01/27/2013 Detroit MI The Fillmore Detroit 01/26/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 01/25/2013 Toronto ON Sound Academy 01/23/2013 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 01/22/2013 New York NY Hammerstein Ballroom 01/20/2013 Boston MA Orpheum Theatre 01/19/2013 Upper Darby PA Tower Theatre 01/18/2013 Washington DC DAR Constitution Hall 01/16/2013 New York NY Terminal 5
Soundgarden Tour Dates 2012
date city state venue 11/27/2012 Los Angeles CA Fonda Theatre 11/16/2012 Toronto ON Phoenix Concert Theatre 11/13/2012 New York NY Irving Plaza 11/09/2012 London Lnd O2 Shepherds Bush Empire 11/07/2012 Dortmund NW FZW 07/13/2012 London London Hyde Park 06/04/2012 Milan Milan Arena Concerti Fiera Rho 05/29/2012 Paris Ile Zenith de Paris 02/10/2012 Sayreville NJ Starland Ballroom
Soundgarden Tour Dates 2011
date city state venue 10/26/2011 Grand Prairie TX Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie 07/30/2011 George WA Gorge Amphitheatre 07/29/2011 Vancouver BC Rogers Arena 07/27/2011 Calgary AB Scotiabank Saddledome 07/23/2011 Las Vegas NV Hard Rock Hotel And Casino- The Joint 07/22/2011 Inglewood CA The Forum 07/21/2011 San Francisco CA Bill Graham Civic Auditorium 07/20/2011 Stateline NV Harveys Outdoor Arena - Lake Tahoe 07/18/2011 Morrison CO Red Rocks Amphitheatre 07/16/2011 Chicago IL UIC Pavilion 07/14/2011 Atlantic City NJ The Borgata Outdoor Entertainment Complex 07/12/2011 Fairfax VA Patriot Center 07/09/2011 Wantagh NY Nikon at Jones Beach Theater 07/08/2011 Newark NJ Prudential Center 07/06/2011 Uncasville CT Mohegan Sun Arena 07/05/2011 Ottawa ON Lebreton Flats 07/03/2011 London ON Budweiser Gardens 07/02/2011 Toronto ON Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
Soundgarden Tour Dates 2010
date city state venue 08/06/2010 Chicago IL Grant Park