September 5th, 2014

Some cool shots of Soundgarden from yesterday’s #Kickoff2014 pre-show. More here. (Photos by Paul Lorkowski)

September 4th, 2014

Watch part of Soundgardens free show before #Kickoff2014 in Seattle earlier today. It’s the last three songs of the set: “Spoonman,” “Outshined,” “Rusty Cage.”

September 4th, 2014

Just a few hours until Soundgarden’s free show before #Kickoff2014 in Seattle. Soundcheck photos: Paul Lorkowski

P.S.: Happy birthday to Kim Thayil, who turns 54 today.

September 2nd, 2014
August 18th, 2014

Just like the good ol’ days! Now 50, Chris Cornell went shirtless during Soundgarden’s Houston show on Saturday. See the video here. (Photo by Dave Meek)


July 6th, 2014

Jimmy Page with three-quarters of Soundgarden (and Chris Jr.) backstage at BTS Hyde Park on Friday. (Photos by Ross Halfin)


July 4th, 2014

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready joined Soundgarden onstage for “Superunknown” at today’s BST Hyde Park show in London. Soundgarden played the Superunknown album front-to-back.


June 18th, 2014

Hear Soundgarden talk Superunknown with SiriusXM right now. A broadcast of the band’s recent New York live performance of the album will premiere on Howard 101 this Friday, June 20, at 10 p.m. ET.

June 5th, 2014

Spin: Get Yourself Control: The Oral History of Soundgarden’s ‘Superunknown’

Michael Beinhorn (producer): [Artis the Spoonman] takes his shirt off, and he’s like, “I hope someone’s got a video camera here, because you’re going to want to film this.” We start running the track [“Spoonman”], and he just starts picking these tools up, and he strikes the living crap out of himself with them. I’m not talking about light slaps, either; some of them are big, hard pieces of metal. Within a very short period of time, there was blood flying everywhere. It was actually quite beautiful to watch because he was almost like a dancer; it was flowing and graceful…. but it was also incredibly brutal.

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