Back in 1990, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was the creative force behind the band Temple of the Dog in tribute to his lost friend and Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood who passed away the same year. Temple of the Dog was a musical juggernaut chock full of talent with Stone Gossard on guitar, Jeff Ament on bass (both former members of Mother Love Bone) along with Matt Cameron and Eddie Vedder. A super group by definition, the collective released one self-titled disc and only played live one time together.
"One of us, one of us!" Soundgarden have a fairly diverse fan base, spanning all sorts of people. This kid must have been pumped as it was just to go see the band, but he left the show with an even better story to tell in class the next day.
It was a tight battle, but rock vets Pearl Jam ousted reigning champ Deftones in the most recent Cage Match. Emerging with just over 52 percent of the vote, 'Sirens' bested Deftones 'Romantic Dreams' and is now ready to sound off for a new battle.
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.
Since releasing ‘King Animal’ back in November of 2012, Soundgarden have been busy, but not too busy to visit outer space for their new video. Their latest work is the cosmic clip for the album's third single ‘Halfway There.’
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.
Looks like Chris Cornell isn’t the only member of Soundgarden with a promising solo career, as bassist Ben Shepherd has just unveiled the details of his own solo effort titled ‘In Deep Owl,’ due out on Aug. 27 under the moniker HBS.
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.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is still going strong at the age of 48 and the rocker credits staying fit for being able to continue his career path with relative ease. The vocalist spoke with ESPN Playbook about his fitness regimen and how it's helped him stay on top of his game.
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