I remember seeing an interview with Judge Ito, who was the judge on the O.J. Simpson case, and they’re asking him all the typical silly questions, and one of them was ‘What kind of music do you listen to?’ And he said, ‘I really like Soundgarden.’ That had to have been one of the weirder testimonials I’ve heard.
Watch Soundgarden’s rooftop performance of ”Rusty Cage” at SXSW. From the band’s episode of Guitar Center Sessions, which premieres on DirectTV May 4.
SeattleTimes.com: Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney among Northwest artists featured on Record Store Day (tomorrow)
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.
Hear a demo version of Soundgarden’s "Black Hole Sun," from the forthcoming Superunknown reissue.
WELCOME NEW FOLLOWERS!
This blog is suddenly trending—probably as a result of my zealous coverage of Nirvana’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction—so I figured I’d take this opportunity to introduce myself to all my new followers.
Hello, people! My name is Mark Yarm, and I’m the author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge, a Time magazine book of the year. (BTW, I am not Mark Arm of Mudhoney—people think I’m kidding when I throw that out there, but the name thing has caused some confusion over the years.) I cover all things grunge (not just Nirvana) on this blog. I’m currently a freelance writer for magazines like Wired and Rolling Stone, so I also share my non-grunge writing on here from time to time.
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