April 16th, 2014
I just had to tell you LOVE your book Everybody Loves Our Town!! I've read it at least 3 times. So jealous that you got to interview so many Seattle veterans. Who was your favorite interview and why?

First off, you have impeccable taste, Anon. Almost everybody I interviewed was great, but I’d have to say Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, since lots of beer was involved.


April 9th, 2014

Soundgarden play Lollapalooza Brazil in São Paulo, April 6, 2014 (Photo: Paul Lorkowski)

(Source: facebook.com)

March 15th, 2014

Photo from Soundgarden's Guitar Center Sessions SXSW performance, on the rooftop of Austin's Starr Building, last night. (Photo by Paul Lorkwoski)

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March 13th, 2014

Soundgarden will perform Superunknown in its entirety at the iTunes Festival, part of SXSW, tonight (March 13) at 9 PT/11 ET. Stream the show live at http://itunes.com/festival

March 8th, 2014

Soundgarden's Superunknown came out 20 years ago today. Enjoy the title track.

(Source: Spotify)

February 24th, 2014

Soundgarden will release two 20th anniversary deluxe editions of Superunknown on June 3. Listen to the second CD’s rehearsal take of “The Day I Tried To Live” here. Full tracklist and other details here.

December 18th, 2013

One of RollingStone.com’s 40 best live photos of 2013: Chris Cornell of Soundgarden commands the spotlight at the Borgata Event Center in Atlantic City, New Jersey on May 3rd, 2013. (Photo by Dana Distortion)

December 7th, 2013

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner join Pearl Jam onstage for “Kick Out the Jams” last night in Seattle. (Song starts around the 12-minute mark.)

December 5th, 2013
When we slowed down, that quirkiness manifested itself in a sort of prog rock sort of quality. I remember when ‘Badmotorfinger’ came out, and I remember Mark [Arm] from Mudhoney said, ‘Hey man, I just heard “Badmotorfinger.”’ I’m all, ‘What do you think?’ [Laughs] And he’s like, ‘Fuck, it sounds like Rush!’
Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil reminisces with Paste
November 6th, 2013
With Soundgarden, working with Steve Albini never came up. But if someone had pursued a relationship with Albini or someone had asked if we were interested, we certainly would have been. Also, I had caught wind early on that Steve was not a fan of Soundgarden or Nirvana. I won’t explain how I came to that, but let’s just say I saw a letter. But that was early on. I think [Nirvana’s] ‘Love Buzz’ had come out, or maybe Bleach. But Albini was not a fan of either band. Anyways, I don’t think the guys in Nirvana read that letter!
Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil talks to Radio.com 
November 2nd, 2013

Look what came in the mail today: an advance copy of the Soundgarden Screaming Life/Fopp reissue from Sub Pop. The promo booklet features words from producer Jack Endino.

September 20th, 2013
How could anyone come out with a bad idea when it’s three other guys laughing and saying, ‘What the fuck is that?’ It’s not possible for us to do a bad record. Here’s how it’s possible to have a bad record: You got one jackass who runs the whole thing, and a bunch of guys they hire around them… If you’ve got a band where one guy calls the shots, that band is gonna suck.
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Official Tumblr for Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (Now in paperback; purchase info here.) The blog is run by the author, freelance writer/editor Mark Yarm; he is of no relation to Mark Arm of Mudhoney.