Upcoming Grunge Albums – Readers Poll
It seems as if we’ve been sucked into a vortex bringing us back into 1992, because Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, Alice in Chains and Stone Temple Pilots are all planning to release new albums soon. Even two decades after the grunge explosion, its biggest active bands are still getting a ridiculous amount of buzz.
Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready has revealed that a new Pearl Jam album will likely see the light of day in early 2013. “We’ve got about 15 ideas or so that we’re kicking around and Ed’s working on,” McCready tells radio station WFPK. McCready continued, “I would say some [of the songs are] experimental, but some is pretty straight forward rock ‘n’ roll and some are some really beautiful ballads and such.”
We reported earlier today that Soundgarden have officially completed recording their next album. It will be Soundgarden’s first full-length studio album since their 1996 record, ‘Down on the Upside.’ The band has already released the single ‘Live to Rise’ for the Avengers soundtrack and shared that the single does not necessarily reflect the sound of the full album, which will see an October 2012 release.
Alice in Chains have been steadily writing a new album since their critically acclaimed 2009 comeback disc ‘Black Gives Way to Blue.’ The upcoming album is expected to see a 2012 release, with the band once again collaborating with producer, mixer and engineer Nick Raskulinecz, who said in September 2011.
Stone Temple Pilots are expected to begin on a new album in the not-too-distant future. The band released their self-titled comeback album in 2010 and have been toying with the notion of hitting the studio again. Frontman Scott Weiland was recently quoted as saying, “I’m sure that will happen” when talking about a new STP record.
So here’s the question: Which upcoming album from a grunge golitath are you the most excited about? Make your choice in the poll below.