April 17th, 2014

You have until this Saturday (April 19) to contribute to London Bridge Studios' Indiegogo campaign to restore its 1973 Neve console. The Seattle studio’s Neve was used to record Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the Dog, Alice in Chains, Candlebox and more.

April 16th, 2014

Soundgarden are releasing Superunknown: The Singles, a limited-edition set of five 10-inches (22 tracks total), for this weekend’s Record Store Day.

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 16th, 2014

Hear a demo version of Soundgarden’s "Black Hole Sun," from the forthcoming Superunknown reissue.

April 16th, 2014


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.

Hope you enjoy! Be sure to peruse the extensive archive. And, while you’re at it, why not pick up a copy of the book? A Finnish edition just came out, and a Chinese version is on the way. Plus, a deal’s in the works for another foreign-language translation, the details of which I will reveal soon.

Finally, please like the ELOT Facebook page and follow me (@markyarm) on Twitter. Thanks!

April 15th, 2014

Enter this contest to win Soundgarden’s Superunknown 20th anniversary super-deluxe CD box set and an autographed 2-LP vinyl set.

Also, enter to win a copy of music journalist Keith Cameron’s new Mudhoney book (and a poster) here.

April 9th, 2014

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

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April 7th, 2014

Pro-shot video of Soundgarden performing “Black Hole Sun” and “Jesus Christ Pose” at Lollapalooza Brazil yesterday. (More at Concerfy.)

April 6th, 2014

Chris Cornell and tree backstage in Santiago, Chile (photo by Paul Lorkowski)

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April 2nd, 2014

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Lima, Peru, March 27, 2014

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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.