September 2nd, 2014
So I associate [‘Rape Me’] with the disappointment—and then having to hear it over and over again, and slowly accepting that I hated it. Because you’re not allowed to dislike Nirvana. You’re allowed to dislike the Foo Fighters, but you’re not allowed to dislike Nirvana. Even if the song is bad. And I think if it were a Soundgarden song, people would just not like ‘Rape Me.’
Say Anything’s Max Bemis on why he hates Nirvana’s “Rape Me”
September 2nd, 2014
August 29th, 2014

Soundgarden at Maxwell’s, Hoboken, NJ, March 11, 1991 (photo by Ken Salerno)

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August 27th, 2014

Three-quarters of Audioslave, gathered at Chris Cornell’s (belated) 50th birthday party in L.A. last night.

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August 27th, 2014

Chris Cornell and family belatedly celebrate his 50th birthday in L.A.

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August 24th, 2014

Soundgarden with Dave Mustaine, backstage in Irvine, Calif.

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August 20th, 2014

Pearl Jam’s Matt Cameron accepted bandmate Mike McCready’s #icebucketchallenge. So now every member of PJ (even Boom Gaspar) has been doused with ice water for charity.

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)

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August 17th, 2014

Hear "Black Hole Sun" from Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star’s Lullaby Versions of Soundgarden, out Tuesday. The album includes a version of “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog.

August 15th, 2014

Soundgarden creative director Josh Graham has posted concert visuals from the band’s current tour, including the "Black Hole Sun" video above. Watch more here.

August 4th, 2014
I just wanted to say thanks for taking over Lithium radio in July! You played Tad and they never get any play on that station. The music went great the picnic I went to on the fourth. Do you know which Matt is drumming for Soundgarden when they stop in Tampa next Monday? Glad they're still coming considering what I read last week on you blog.
Anonymous

Glad to hear it, thanks! Yeah, I suspect TAD’s “Jack Pepsi” has never been played on SiriusXM before (and probably never will be again).

I believe Matt Chamberlain is drumming for the entirety of the NIN tour.

August 4th, 2014
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