The 2013 Rock on the Range lineup has been unveiled and it's packed with must-see bands. Rock on the Range will celebrate its seventh year of festival madness with perhaps its best lineup to date. The three-day event will feature Soundgarden, Alice in Chains, Smashing Pumpkins, Korn, Stone Sour, Lamb of God and many more.
Soundgarden's reunion continues to be a fruitful one, with the band finally offering their first new music in 16 years with the 'King Animal' album. And while there are some that may question their motives for getting back together, guitarist Kim Thayil says it was truly a quite organic happening.
Although Soundgarden are in the midst of their current North America tour run, the recently reunited rockers just added a very special appearance to their itinerary. Frontman Chris Cornell has signed on to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, helping President Obama and Vice President Biden honor U.S. armed forces, while all of Soundgarden will be providing entertainment at the Inaugural Ball on the same day.
After grunge legends Soundgarden chose call it quits in 1997, the band members who helped bring the group to worldwide prosperity all ventured out into various musical projects. Vocalist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron continued their massive careers after the breakup, but guitarist Kim Thayil chose to keep a low profile. However, Thayil reveals that he had started a supergroup with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic and other prominent musicians.