Earlier this summer, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil hinted that he was spending some of the band's downtime focusing on a reissue of the band's two early EPs -- 'Screaming Life' and 'Fopp.' It now appears as though everything is good to go as the two EPs are packaged together for the 'Screaming Life' / 'Fopp' reissue due Nov. 26.
Throughout the history of rock, many fans often find themselves playing a game of “Where are they now?” with former members who came and went along the course of a band’s career. While the stories may not always have happy endings, the history of former Nirvana guitarist and Soundgarden bassist Jason Everman (pictured far right above) after he was booted from both legendary bands is not only a positive one, it’s downright awe-inspiring.
Did you know that Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd nearly became a member of Nirvana? Before either Soundgarden or Nirvana became grunge legends, Shepherd almost became Nirvana's second guitarist, but the band chose instead to remain a three-piece until the addition of Germs strummer Pat Smear.
Just a few years ago, the idea of seeing the almighty Soundgarden return to the stage seemed like nothing more than a work of fan fiction. However, after a 16-year stretch between discs and a decade apart, the collective members of Soundgarden launched a comeback releasing their latest offering ‘King Animal’ in November of 2012.
Last fall, Soundgarden played one of their more spirited shows in Los Angeles during the group's recent 'King Animal' trek, and luckily, the cameras were there to catch it. The band's blistering set will appear on the upcoming season of the long-running series, 'Live From the Artists Den.'