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.
Pearl Jam are celebrating 20 years of rocking our world with a two-day festival that's currently shaking the rafters at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin. At last night's kickoff, PJ played a rarities-heavy three-hour set, according to Billboard, which no doubt delighted the band's bootleg happy/collector mindset fanbase. However, the highlight of the set was when Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell joined Eddie Vedder and co. onstage to perform three Temple of the Dog songs and a Mother Love Bone track.
A new Chris Cornell song titled ‘The Keeper’ has been released as a single to raise money for the Angels of East Africa charity organization. The Soundgarden frontman composed the tune for the soundtrack to the forthcoming flick ‘Machine Gun Preacher,’ which tells the inspirational true story of Sam Childers, a drug-dealing criminal who turns his life around and ends up fighting to save orphaned children in Sudan.