Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”
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With their new disc ‘King Animal’ out today (Nov. 13), Soundgarden gave New York one heck of a preview yesterday. They kicked the day off with a special performance for ‘Live on Letterman’ that was streamed via a live webcast allowing fans around the word to tune in. Performing a 10-song set, the band focused on their new music showcasing several tracks from ‘King Animal’ but also played some of their classic tunes as well like ‘Fell on Black Days’ and ‘Incessant Mace.’ Check out our recap and watch the whole archived show here.
For a long while, Soundgarden had 'been away too long,' to borrow the title of the band's latest single, but now they're back and building up steam for the release of their new album 'King Animal' on Nov. 13. Speaking of their single 'Been Away Too Long,' the band is teaming up with Loudwire to offer you an exclusive sneak peek of the song's official music video (watch below).
When Soundgarden got back together, they started by touring and playing the old hits and getting back in the habit of performing their music again. But now, a couple of years later, the group is preparing to move forward in their career with their first full original studio album since 1996, and frontman Chris Cornell says that they're looking forward and evolving with their next record.
If you're a Soundgarden fan and anywhere near the vicinity of New York, Toronto or Los Angeles, start making arrangements to get yourself to one of the band's three newly announced intimate club dates this month. In addition, if you pre-order the 'King Animal' album before Nov. 7 you will be granted password access to the Ticketmaster pre-sale on Nov. 8.