By Brian Ives As previously reported, the Bridge School Benefit Concert will be taking place this year, despite the fact that Neil Young (who headlines the event every year) has filed for divorce from Pegi […]
Are we one step closer to an Audioslave reunion?
Pharrell and Soundgarden also got us ready for some football with their performances at this year’s NFL opener in Seattle.
Sorry to get your hopes up, fans.
We can now confirm the first game will get a little more serious, with performances by pop princess Ariana Grande, Pharrell Williams, and Soundgarden.
A Florida woman was arrested last week for stalking, intimidating and harassing Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell and his family.
“The only thing I can say is that tends to be the beginning of a really great new movement in rock, which is the same thing that kind of happened when disco was dominating.”
The guys did two tracks off their fourth album, kicking things off with “Spoonman,” the song that brought them into the mainstream, despite the fact that it features a guy actually playing spoons.
“The year we released this album was the last time the Rangers won the Stanley Cup!” Chris Cornell said from the stage of New York City’s Webster Hall, where he and Soundgarden rolled through their greatest album, 1994’s Superunkown.
“…then all of a sudden, you kind of had this R.E.M. moment and this idea that alternative had to be somewhat androgynous, you couldn’t be in any way aggressive, it was jangly, if you were a guitar band, you couldn’t have keyboards, you couldn’t have a trumpet, you couldn’t do anything, except for this rigid template. I always wanted to smash that…”
Grohl’s first reaction to hearing ‘Superunknown’? “Holy s–t! This is gonna be huge! It was the perfect meeting of the Beatles and Black Sabbath.”
On March 8, 1994, both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden released their seminal albums. Now, 20 years later, the two are sharing the bill for the very first time for a summer-long tour.
The band’s performance will take place during the iTunes Festival in Austin, TX, which is set to feature performances from Zedd, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.
For a brief time in 1994 and the music scene was filled with artists who melded heavy metal and punk rock. We’re talking Nine Inch Nails’ The Downward Spiral, Hole’s Live Through This, Weezer’s self-titled debut, Helmet’s betty, L7’s Hungry For Stink, Alice In Chains’ Jar Of Flies. And let’s not forget Soundgarden’s Superunknown,
Since the Pixies apparently only hire bassists named Kim, we spent time sweating over the supercomputers at Radio.com headquarters, punching in algorithms, and weighing some potentially earth-shaking selections before finally coming up with five potential options to fill the gaping hole in Pixies’ lineup.
If there’s a guidebook to aggressive rockers aging gracefully, Chris Cornell is writing it right now, with his live shows.