Soundgarden hit the road last year on their first tour since going on hiatus in 1997, but plans for a new album from the grunge goliaths seem to keep getting pushed back. Last March they revealed that they had about a dozen songs "kind of ready to go," yet it's nearly a year later and no release date has been announced. So, what's up with the comeback album? What will it sound like and when will it drop?
Soundgarden went on hiatus in 1997 but it was believed that the band had just broken up. Singer Chris Cornell, who fronted Audioslave in between the hiatus and the band's return to activity, recently opened up about the semantics of "indefinite hiatus" versus "breaking up." With the benefit of hindsight, Cornell admitted that the band members should have used different terminology in order to make navigating the murky "Soundgarden are currently inactive" waters more manageable for everyone involved.
Iconic Nine Inch Nails pioneer Trent Reznor has been nominated for yet another Golden Globe Award for his work with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, scoring 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' The duo captured the 2011 'Best Original Score' Golden Globe for the music from 'The Social Network,' and are looking to achieve back-to-back wins in 2012.
Chris Cornell’s latest opus ‘The Keeper,’ is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming Gerard Butler film ‘Machine Gun Preacher.’ The song, much like the film, is an homage for those strong enough to seek out a single ray of light during troubled times. According to Cornell’s website, “it captures the desperation of people plagued by war – looking for hope in what seems like a dark world.”
With the twentieth anniversary of Soundgarden’s 'Badmotorfinger' nearing on Oct. 8 (not to mention the birthdays of Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ and Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind, also out in 1991), lead crooner Chris Cornell is reminiscing about the band’s coming out year, and he says he wouldn’t change a thing.
Soundgarden will always be remembered as one of the most popular bands of the '90s grunge/alternative rock explosion. After 13 years of rocking and millions of albums sold, Soundgarden disbanded in 1997, only to reunite in early 2010. Soundgarden have since been working on a new album, with frontman Chris Cornell promising fans that it will be unlike anything the band has ever done.