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Soundgarden Announce Dates For 2017 North American Tour

Soundgarden Announce Dates For 2017 North American Tour

One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy® Award-winning multi-platinum band Soundgardentoday announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3rd in Atlanta, GA at the Fox Theatre. The Pretty Reckless and Dillinger Escape Plan will support select dates.  A special ticket pre-sale for fans who are signed up to www.soundgardenworld.com and www.chriscornell.com will launch Tuesday, February 28th at 10:00 AM local time.  Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday March 3rd at 10AM local time.

Soundgarden will also appear at a variety of previously announced summer festivals, including: WXTV Rockfest, Welcome To Rockville, Fort Rock Festival, 89.7 The River’s Rockfest, Rock on the Range, and more. See below for a complete list of confirmed dates.

In other news, Soundgarden and Sub Pop recently announced the release of the remixed and expanded reissue of the band’s Grammy® nominated debut full-length album, Ultramega OK, on March 10, 2017.  Additionally, in November 2016, the band celebrated the 25th Anniversary of their album Badmotorfinger by releasing four special editions of the 1991 album, and in July and August 2016 Soundgarden re-released a standard single LP vinyl of their second full-length studio album, 1989’s Louder Than Love as well as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of their seminal 1996 album, Down on the Upside.

Soundgarden is currently working on a new album.

SOUNDGARDEN 2017 TOUR DATES:

Apr. 28 – Tampa, FL – WXTV Rockfest
Apr. 29 – Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
Apr. 30 – Ft Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival
May 03 – Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
May 05 – Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
May 06 – Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
May 07 – Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
May 10 – Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
May 12 – Council Bluffs, IA – KIWR Rockfest
May 13 – Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
May 14 – Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
May 17 – Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
May 19 – Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
May 20 – Maryland Heights, MO – KPNT Pointfest
May 22 – Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
May 25 – Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
May 26 – Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
May 27 – Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma

About Soundgarden
Hailed as grunge innovators, Soundgarden redefined rock music for a generation. In the ’80s and ’90s, its punk ethos, coupled with a brutal metal soundscape and Chris Cornell’s ravenous roar, seduced the masses hungry for something new. Early indie releases, including seminal EP Screaming Life and Grammy®-nominated album Ultramega OK, quickly collected a dedicated indie following as the band toured on both sides of the Atlantic. 1991’s platinum album Badmotorfinger, (recently re-released in a special 25th anniversary edition) attracted critical applause from all over the world. Mainstream success came with the 1994 release of Superunknown. An immediate #1 album in the States, it netted Soundgarden two Grammy® Awards, sold millions of albums worldwide, and introduced the band to a mass TV audience with the video for Black Hole Sun. Two years later, Down on the Upside continued the band’s musical development away from alt-metal into hard-edged experimentation. At the dawn of 2010, Soundgarden announced a new beginning. The first 21st century show in front of hometown fans and Seattle greats at the city’s Showbox venue sold out in mere minutes. After headlining the famous Lollapalooza festival, the Chicago Tribune hailed Soundgarden as “one of the last great hard-rock bands to emerge in the last 25 years.”  2010’s Telephantasm was a career-spanning retrospective celebrating the band’s legacy; along with rediscovered ’90s live set Live on I5, it introduced Soundgarden’s work to a new generation. 2012’s King Animal continued Soundgarden’s courageous musical exploration while maintaining its special identity. The album’s character is rooted deeply within the wild landscape of the Pacific North West – an atmosphere which still resonates strongly for the band.  In 2014 Soundgarden visited Australia and New Zealand and released a triple album of B-sides and rarities, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.

For further information please visit www.soundgardenworld.com

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Soundgarden To Release 25th Anniversary Editions of ‘Badmotorfinger’ On November 18th Via UMe/A&M Records

Soundgarden To Release 25th Anniversary Editions of ‘Badmotorfinger’ On November 18th Via UMe/A&M Records

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Soundgarden celebrates the 25th anniversary release of their classic 1991 album Badmotorfinger by releasing four special editions on November 18th via UMe/A&M Records. The North American and European pre-orders launch today. See below for pre-order links. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of a studio outtake of the track “Rusty Cage.”

Pre-Order Links
Super Deluxe:
https://UMe.lnk.to/BadmotorfingerSprDlx

2CD Deluxe:
https://UMe.lnk.to/Badmotorfinger2CD

2LP:
https://UMe.lnk.to/Badmotorfinger2LP

1CD:
https://UMe.lnk.to/Badmotorfinger1CD

The limited edition 7-disc Super Deluxe Edition consists of 4 CDs, 2 DVDs, and 1 Blu-ray Audio disc with 109 tracks total: 79 tracks, videos & mixes are previously unreleased. The CD audio content includes the original album newly remastered; 15 previously unreleased studio outtakes newly mixed from the original analog multi-tracks plus the track “New Damage” featuring Brian May from Queen; and Live at the Paramount: Soundgarden’s first-ever complete concert album newly mixed from the original analog multi-tracks and recorded at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle on March 6,1992. The band’s first complete concert video features Live at the Paramount on DVD, newly edited from the original camera masters and newly mixed in 5.1 surround sound and stereo from the original analog multi-tracks. The second DVD is Motorvision +  More: Soundgarden’s 1992 Motorvision home video, released on DVD for the first time ever, showcases live selections from the two nights shot at the Paramount Theatre in March 1992 along with interviews from the band and friends. Bonus videos include 11 unreleased archival live performances from various shows and festivals in 1992 and the three official music videos from the album. The Blu-ray Audio disc contains the original Badmotorfinger album, three B-sides, and the three official music videos, newly mixed from original analog multi-tracks in audiophile 96kHz 24-bit 5.1 surround sound. The original album and three B-sides feature newly designed visuals directed by Josh Graham.

The Super Deluxe version also includes a revolving Badmotorfinger icon ultimate collector’s box (batteries included) that features a 52-page book with a 25th anniversary silver foil Badmotorfingericon cover, newly designed art, unreleased photos, and commemorative testimonials from fellow musicians and peers. The package also contains a 12″x12″ 3D Badmotorfinger silver foil icon lenticular, four 8″x10″ photo cards featuring each band member, a 5″ Badmotorfinger silver foil icon sticker, a 4″ triangular spark plug silver foil sticker, and a 5″ newly designed 25th anniversary Badmotorfinger icon iron-on patch. The first 1,000 fans who pre-order the Super Deluxe Edition at Soundgardenworld.comus.udiscovermusic.com, or udiscovermusic.com will receive a bonus, first-ever commercially released 7-inch of the album’s first single “Jesus Christ Pose” (b/w “Stray Cat Blues”) and a custom Badmotorfinger icon 7-inch large hole adapter.

The anniversary celebration continues with a 28 track 2-CD Deluxe Edition, featuring the remastered original album on Disc 1; eight studio outtakes, “New Damage (with Brian May),” and seven tracks from Live at the Paramount on Disc 2. Also available, is a 1CD remastered edition with enhanced art converting the original plastic jewel case into a gatefold softpak with the original six-panel folder design included. Rounding out the special editions is a 2-LP, 180-gram audiophile black vinyl edition of the remastered original album expanded to a gatefold jacket with a removable, limited edition 3D lenticular silver foil litho cover when removed reveals a gold foil jacket cover, 25th anniversary vinyl etching on side four and a download card for a digital edition of the album in 320kbps MP4 AAC files. As a special option, the 2-LP vinyl will also be available in metallic silver color vinyl for 1,000 lucky fans exclusively at Soundgardenworld.comus.udiscovermusic.com, and udiscovermusic.com – first come, first served.

A full list of the track-listing of each configuration can be found below.

Released on October 8th, 1991, Badmotorfinger spawned three singles, “Jesus Christ Pose,” “Outshined” and “Rusty Cage” and became Soundgarden’s highest-charting album on the BillboardAlbum chart at the time. It has been certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA in the U.S.

Super Deluxe Edition:

CD 1- Original Album Remastered

  1. Rusty Cage
  2. Outshined
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers
  4. Jesus Christ Pose
  5. Face Pollution
  6. Somewhere
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  9. Mind Riot
  10. Drawing Flies
  11. Holy Water
  12. New Damage

CD 2- Studio Outtakes – *Previously Unreleased

  1. Rusty Cage (Studio Outtake)*
  2. Outshined (Studio Outtake)*
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers (Studio Outtake)*
  4. Jesus Christ Pose (Studio Outtake)*
  5. Face Pollution (Studio Outtake) *
  6. Somewhere (Studio Outtake)*
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed (Studio Outtake)*
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Studio Outtake)*
  9. Drawing Flies (Studio Outtake)*
  10. Holy Water (Studio Outtake)*
  11. Cold Bitch (Studio Outtake)*
  12. She’s A Politician (Studio Outtake)*
  13. Black Rain (Studio Outtake)*
  14. Birth Ritual (Studio Outtake)*
  15. Blind Dogs (Studio Outtake)*
  16. New Damage (with Brian May)

CD 3- Live At The Paramount (Part 1) – Previously Unreleased

  1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  2. Hands All Over
  3. Drawing Flies
  4. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  5. Gun
  6. Flower
  7. Little Joe
  8. Big Dumb Sex
  9. Face Pollution
  10. Incessant Mace
  11. Rusty Cage

CD 4- Live At The Paramount (Part 2) – Previously Unreleased

  1. Outshined
  2. Mind Riot
  3. Beyond The Wheel
  4. Into The Void (Sealth)
  5. Jesus Christ Pose
  6. Hunted Down
  7. Somewhere
  8. Slaves & Bulldozers

Disc 5- Live At The Paramount DVD – Previously Unreleased

  1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  2. Hands All Over
  3. Drawing Flies
  4. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  5. Gun
  6. Flower
  7. Little Joe
  8. Big Dumb Sex
  9. Face Pollution
  10. Incessant Mace
  11. Rusty Cage
  12. Outshined
  13. Mind Riot
  14. Beyond The Wheel
  15. Into The Void (Sealth)
  16. Jesus Christ Pose
  17. Hunted Down
  18. Somewhere
  19. Slaves & Bulldozers

Disc 6- Motorvision + More DVD
1.Searching With My Good Eye Closed

2.Rusty Cage

3.Outshined

4.Little Joe

5.Mind Riot

6.Room A Thousand Years Wide

7.Jesus Christ Pose

8.Slaves & Bulldozers
Bonus Videos – *Previously Unreleased:

  1. Outshined (Live in Dallas 4.29.92)*
  2. Jesus Christ Pose (Live in Dallas 4.29.92)*
  3. Rusty Cage (Live at Roseland Ballroom 5.09.92)*
  4. Jesus Christ Pose (Live at Pinkpop Festival 7.08.92)*
  5. Slaves & Bulldozers (Live at Pinkpop Festival 7.08.92)*
  6. Slaves & Bulldozers (Live in Seattle 7.12.92)*
  7. Face Pollution (Live in Seattle 7.12.92)*
  8. Searching With My Good Eye Closed (Live in Seattle 7.22.92)*
  9. Drawing Flies (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
  10. Cop Killer (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
  11. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Live in Miami 8.22.92)*
  12. Jesus Christ Pose (Music Video)
  13. Outshined (Music Video)
  14. Rusty Cage (Music Video)

Disc 7- Blu-Ray Audio 5.1 Surround Sound & Remastered Stereo – *Previously Released

  1. Rusty Cage*
  2. Outshined*
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers*
  4. Jesus Christ Pose*
  5. Face Pollution*
  6. Somewhere*
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed*
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide*
  9. Mind Riot*
  10. Drawing Flies*
  11. Holy Water*
  12. New Damage*

B-Sides

  1. Cold Bitch*
  2. She’s A Politician*
  3. Birth Ritual*
Bonus Videos
 
16.Jesus Christ Pose (Music Video)
17. Outshined (Music Video)
18. Rusty Cage (Music Video)
2CD Deluxe Edition
CD 1- Original Album Remastered
  1. Rusty Cage
  2. Outshined
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers
  4. Jesus Christ Pose
  5. Face Pollution
  6. Somewhere
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  9. Mind Riot
  10. Drawing Flies
  11. Holy Water
  12. New Damage
CD 2- Studio Outtakes & Live – *Previously Unreleased
  1. Rusty Cage (Studio Outtake)*
  2. Outshined (Studio Outtake)*
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers (Studio Outtake)*
  4. Jesus Christ Pose (Studio Outtake)*
  5. Face Pollution (Studio Outtake)*
  6. Somewhere (Studio Outtake)*
  7. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Studio Outtake)*
  8. Holy Water (Studio Outtake)*
  9. New Damage (With Brian May)
  10. Searching With My Good Eye Closed (Live At The Paramount)*
  11. Drawing Flies (Live At The Paramount)*
  12. Face Pollution (Live At The Paramount)*
  13. Rusty Cage (Live At The Paramount)*
  14. Outshined (Live At The Paramount)*
  15. Mind Riot (Live At The Paramount)*
  16. Jesus Christ Pose (Live At The Paramount)*
2LP Vinyl 
Original Album Remastered
 Side One
  1. Rusty Cage
  2. Outshined
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers
  4. Jesus Christ Pose
Side Two

 

1.Face Pollution

2.Somewhere

3.Searching With My Good Eye Closed

4.Room A Thousand Years Wide

 

Side Three

 

1. Mind Riot

2.Drawing Flies

3.Holy Water

4.New Damage

 

Side Four
25th Anniversary Vinyl Etching
1CD Remaster
CD 1- Original Album Remastered
  1. Rusty Cage
  2. Outshined
  3. Slaves & Bulldozers
  4. Jesus Christ Pose
  5. Face Pollution
  6. Somewhere
  7. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
  8. Room A Thousand Years Wide
  9. Mind Riot
  10. Drawing Flies
  11. Holy Water
  12. New Damage

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Temple Of The Dog Premieres Previously Unreleased Track “Black Cat”

Temple Of The Dog Premieres Previously Unreleased Track “Black Cat”

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Temple of the Dog – the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff AmentStone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) – has reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. Read Cornell’s interview with Rolling Stone and listen to the band’s previously unreleased track “Black Cat” HERE.

On September 30th UMe will release a special Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary reissue collection of their landmark album, newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien. The collection will be available in four configurations, including a four disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe, and a single CD. Physical pre-orders are available today along with a detailed list of the contents of each configuration HERE.

Temple of the Dog came together from the ashes of Mother Love Bone following the death from a drug overdose of its frontman Andrew Wood, Cornell’s close friend and roommate. Cornell wrote future TOTD songs “Say Hello 2 Heaven” and “Reach Down” to help process his grief, “but the songs didn’t have any destination,” he says. “I was compelled to write them and there they were – written in a vacuum as a tribute to Andy. My thought was that maybe I could record these songs with the remaining members of Mother Love Bone and that maybe we could release them as a tribute.”

Mother Love Bone’s Gossard and Ament began playing with McCready, and they brought in Soundgarden’s Cameron to drum on demos. Because this was a collaboration, and a tribute, there was no commercial expectation for the Temple of the Dog album. It would be, Gossard would later observe, “the easiest and most beautiful record that we’ve ever been involved with.” Adds Cornell: “Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made.”

Gossard, Ament, and McCready were also simultaneously forming a new band, which more than six months later would be known as Pearl Jam. A singer from San Diego named Eddie Vedder, who was vying to lead the project, came into the studio to sing background vocals on three of the Temple songs. When Cornell thought another song, “Hunger Strike,” needed a duet, Vedder was enlisted. “Hunger Strike” became a hit single, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Temple of the Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle, in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time. Their 2016 shows mark the first time the band has ever toured. (Cornell joined Pearl Jam in 2014 at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, WI, and the Temple line-up played “Reach Down” and “Call Me a Dog” at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall in January 2015.)

“This is something no one has ever seen,” Cornell says of the official reunion. “We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”

Temple of the Dog’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

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Temple Of The Dog Reunites And Will Tour For First-Time Ever!

Temple Of The Dog Reunites And Will Tour For First-Time Ever!

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Temple of the Dog – the Seattle supergroup featuring Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell, Pearl Jam’s Jeff AmentStone Gossard, and Mike McCready, and drummer Matt Cameron (who plays drums with both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam) – has reunited and will tour for the first time ever since forming in 1990. The band will play five cities, Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and Seattle, in November. A special ticket pre-sale for fans signed up to the Ten Club, Soundgarden, and Chris Cornell email lists begins immediately and runs through July 27th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public at 12:00 PM local time on Friday the 29th. $1.50 from each ticket sold will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and an additional $1.50 will benefit Pearl Jam’s Vitalogy Foundation.

The tour marks the 25th anniversary of the release of Temple of the Dog’s first and only album, a self-titled set that was released by A&M Records on April 16th, 1991. “We wanted to do the one thing we never got to do … play shows and see what it feels like to be the band that we walked away from 25 years ago,” Cornell says of the 2016 tour.

On September 30th UMe will release a special Temple of the Dog 25th anniversary reissue collection of their landmark album, newly mixed by Brendan O’Brien. The collection will be available in four configurations, including a four disc Super Deluxe, a double LP, a two CD Deluxe, and a single CD. Physical pre-orders are available today along with a detailed list of the contents of each configuration HERE.

Temple of the Dog came together from the ashes of Mother Love Bone following the death from a drug overdose of its frontman Andrew Wood, Cornell’s close friend and roommate. Cornell wrote future TOTD songs “Say Hello 2 Heaven” and “Reach Down” to help process his grief, “but the songs didn’t have any destination,” he says. “I was compelled to write them and there they were – written in a vacuum as a tribute to Andy. My thought was that maybe I could record these songs with the remaining members of Mother Love Bone and that maybe we could release them as a tribute.”

Mother Love Bone’s Gossard and Ament began playing with McCready, and they brought in Soundgarden’s Cameron to drum on demos. Because this was a collaboration, and a tribute, there was no commercial expectation for the Temple of the Dog album. It would be, Gossard would later observe, “the easiest and most beautiful record that we’ve ever been involved with.” Adds Cornell: “Temple was about making an album simply for the joy of doing it. We weren’t concerned what anyone outside of our group of friends would think of it. It was the first and maybe only stress-free album that we all made.”

Gossard, Ament, and McCready were also simultaneously forming a new band, which more than six months later would be known as Pearl Jam. A singer from San Diego named Eddie Vedder, who was vying to lead the project, came into the studio to sing background vocals on three of the Temple songs. When Cornell thought another song, “Hunger Strike,” needed a duet, Vedder was enlisted. “Hunger Strike” became a hit single, peaking at No. 4 on Billboard‘s Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

Temple of the Dog performed live only a handful of times, most notably in Seattle, in November and December of 1990. Those shows have become some of the most legendary Seattle concerts of all-time. Their 2016 shows mark the first time the band has ever toured. (Cornell joined Pearl Jam in 2014 at the Bridge School show and for two nights at PJ20 in Alpine Valley, WI, and the Temple line-up played “Reach Down” and “Call Me a Dog” at Seattle’s Benaroya Hall in January 2015.)

“This is something no one has ever seen,” Cornell says of the official reunion. “We wanted to stop and recognize that we did this and pay homage.”

Temple of the Dog’s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/04 – Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 – San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 – Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

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Soundgarden’s ‘Louder Than Love’ LP and 20th Anniversary Double LP Vinyl Edition of ‘Down On The Upside’ To Be Released on August 26th

Soundgarden’s ‘Louder Than Love’ LP and 20th Anniversary Double LP Vinyl Edition of ‘Down On The Upside’ To Be Released on August 26th

Grammy® Award-winning Seattle group Soundgarden launched a musical transformation that inspired a generation while permanently redefining alternative and hard rock music.  Coming on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of their chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, Superunknown, and a three-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, Soundgarden will re-release a standard single LP vinyl of their second full-length studio album, 1989’s Louder Than Love as well as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of their seminal 1996 album, Down on the Upside, both with download cards to include 320kbps MP4 AACs, to be released by UMe on August 26.

Formed by vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto (later replaced by Ben Shepherd) in Seattle in 1984, and soon joined by drummer Matt Cameron, Soundgarden remain one of the most influential bands to emerge from that era of rock, their chart-topping 1994 album, Superunknown, featuring the Grammy® Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman.”

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Louder Than Love
, Soundgarden’s second full-length studio album and major label debut (after the independently released, Grammy®-nominated Ultramega OK), was originally released by A&M Records on September 5, 1989, and was the last to include bassist Hiro Yamamoto.  Recorded with producer Terry Date at Seattle’s London Bridge Studios, it announced the arrival of a major force on the emerging Pacific Northwest rock scene, later to include Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The album peaked on the Billboard chart at #108, yielding the singles, “Loud Love,” “Hands All Over” and the radio-only promo “Get on the Snake,” the latter of which was featured in the 1989 movie Lost Angels.  Guns N’ Roses later paid tribute to the band by covering “Big Dumb Sex” on their 1993 album, The Spaghetti Incident? as part of a medley with T. Rex’s “Buick MacKane.” Q magazine named the album one of the “50 Heaviest Albums of All Time” in 2001. UMe is now releasingLouder Than Love in a single-LP 180-gram vinyl edition on August 26, newly remastered from the original analog tapes.

Down on the Upside
, Soundgarden’s fifth full-length studio album, released on May 21, 1996, debuting at #2 on theBillboard 200, represented a significant stylistic departure away from alternative metal into a more experimental sound with an emphasis on vocals, melody and more diverse instrumentation. Entertainment Weekly compared the results favorably to Led Zeppelin in the way the album “so crisply mixed instruments both acoustic and electric.” At the time Cornell described several of the songs as “self-affirming” and “autobiographical” while the singles, “Pretty Noose,” “Burden in My Hand” and “Blow Up the Outside World,” all scored high on the U.S. Mainstream Rock chart, the latter two going #1, with “Pretty Noose” nominated for a Grammy for Best Hard Rock Performance. All three singles also scored on the Modern Rock chart, with “Pretty Noose” and “Burden in My Hand” peaking at #2 and “Blow Up the Outside World” at #8. Down on the Upsidewent to #1 in Australia and New Zealand and #7 in the U.K., sold 1.6 million copies in the U.S. and was certified platinum by the RIAA. It would be the last new Soundgarden album for 16 years until 2012’s comeback King Animal.  Now, UMe has made Down on the Upside available for the first time as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl set, newly remastered from the original analog tapes.

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Track listings:

Louder Than Love (one-LP vinyl)

Side One

  1. “Ugly Truth”
  2. “Hands All Over”
  3. “Gun”
  4. “Power Trip”
  5. “Get on the Snake”
  6. “Full on Kevin’s Mom”

Side Two

  1. “Loud Love”
  2. “I Awake”
  3. “No Wrong No Right”
  4. “Uncovered”
  5. “Big Dumb Sex”
  6. “Full On (Reprise)”

Down on the Upside (two-LP vinyl)

Side One

  1. “Pretty Noose”
  2. “Rhinosaur”
  3. “Zero Chance”
  4. “Dusty”

Side Two

  1. “Ty Cobb”
  2. “Blow Up the Outside World”
  3. “Burden in My Hand”
  4. “Never Named”

Side Three

  1. “Applebite”
  2. “Never the Machine Forever”
  3. “Tighter & Tighter”
  4. “No Attention”

Side Four

  1. “Switch Opens”
  2. “Overfloater”
  3. “An Unkind”
  4. “Boot Camp”

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Soundgarden To Release First Ever Live Album ‘Live On 15’ On March 22nd!

Soundgarden To Release First Ever Live Album ‘Live On 15’ On March 22nd!

The year 2010 saw Soundgarden – Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron – reuniting after a 13-year absence to a thunderous roar. As promised, the band have now announced that they’ll be releasing their first-ever collection of live tracks on March 22, 2011 through UMe.

Titled Live on I5 – a reference to the Interstate 5 which runs up and down the West Coast-  the new collection compiles live tracks from a 1996 run by the band and captures the band at the height of their recording and touring career.  This carefully selected compilation includes fan favorites like “Spoonman”“Rusty Cage”“Burden In My Hand,” and “Black Hole Sun” (performed by Chris Cornell solo), as well what insiders are calling the definitive live performance of “Jesus Christ Pose.”  As a bonus, the disc includes two brilliantly inspired covers:  The Beatles’“Helter Skelter” and The Stooges’ anarchic proto-punk classic, “Search & Destroy.” The band took out recording engineer, Adam Kasper with them on the West Coast leg of this tour- the first time they ever recorded any live shows. They rented a mobile 24 track machine/truck and recorded the gigs on 2″ tape. Soundgarden had always intended to release it as a live record soon after the tour, but alas, they disbanded and the tapes were left in the closet of Studio X in Seattle (now called Bad Animals) to gather dust until now.

Live on I5 is the follow-up to Soundgarden’s celebrated 2010 reunion, with the band re-staking their well deserved place, earning a Grammy nomination for previously unreleased track “Black Rain” for Best Hard Rock Performance, gracing the covers of music magazines SPIN and Guitar World, performing on the second night ofConan and topping critics’ lists with their fall 2010 release, Telephantasm. The multi-label, career-spanning collection, also available in collector’s editions with the band’s first-ever DVD and booklet,  was a comprehensive retrospective of the enormously influential band whose music put Seattle and a young label called Sub Pop on the map.  As befits a group whose sound redefined a musical generation, they also proved themselves to be innovators with their partnership with Guitar Hero, with 1 million copies of Telephantasm sold, bundled within the launch ofGuitar Hero®: Warriors of Rock. The album went platinum before even hitting stores- a first time certification for the RIAA.

Soundgarden’s subsequent live appearances had all the chemistry and intensity fans and critics had hoped for with the band’s legendary heavy sound and power intact.  Their headlining Lollapalooza spot last year found the four members playing their classic material from the ‘90s to longtime fans and a new generation who never thought they’d be lucky enough to see them.  Rolling Stone wrote, “Chris Cornell is the ultimate rock frontman” and Spin said, “The band kicked into an epic set that was the sonic equivalent of a blueprint of the Seattle sound: heavy, loud, and full of metal guitar heroics and classic rock pomp.”

With Live on I5, we catch the now-legendary rock titans at the top of their game. The collection captures the rawness, spontaneity and magic that happens at live gigs between Soundgarden and their audiences.  It cements the band’s place in rock history and shows why their appeal is as strong and as timeless as ever.

Watch this space for additional news on Soundgarden: www.soundgardenworld.com

Tracklisting in full:

1. Spoonman

2. Searching With My Good Eye Closed

3. Let Me Drown

Tracks 1-3: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

4. Head Down

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

5. Outshined

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

6. Rusty Cage

Recorded live at Pacific National Exhibition Forum, Vancouver, BC, Canada – December 7, 1996

7. Burden In My Hand

Recorded live at Salem Armory, Salem, OR – December 8, 1996

8. Helter Skelter

9. Boot Camp

Tracks 8 and 9: Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

10. Nothing To Say

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

11. Slaves And Bulldozers

12. Dusty

13. Fell On Black Days

Tracks 11-13: Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996

14. Search And Destroy

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 18, 1996

15. Ty Cobb

Recorded live at Crosby Hall, Del Mar Fairgrounds, Del Mar, CA – November 30, 1996

16. Black Hole Sun

Recorded live at Mercer Arena, Seattle, WA – December 17, 1996

17. Jesus Christ Pose

Recorded live at Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center, Oakland, CA – December 5, 1996

 

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Soundgarden Unveil First New Video In Ten Years, Directed By ‘Metalocalypse’ Creator Brendan Small

Soundgarden Unveil First New Video In Ten Years, Directed By ‘Metalocalypse’ Creator Brendan Small

Soundgarden have just released their first new music video in over 10 years for the song “Black Rain,” which is available on the upcoming career retrospective album Telephantasm, in-stores 9/28. The sci-fi leaning animated video was directed by Brendan Small, creator of the animated metal show, Metalocalypse. You can watch the video at this location or check it out below!

On 9/28 the band will be releasing various packages for Telephantasm. Contents of the release and full tracklisting are below:

Telephantasm (Single CD):
1. Hunted Down
2. Hands All Over
3. Outshined
4. Rusty Cage
5. Birth Ritual
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Spoonman
8. My Wave
9. Fell On Black Days
10. Burden In My Hand
11. Blow Up The Outside World
12. Black Rain (Previously Unreleased)

Telephantasm (2CD/Limited Edition DVD)
*Previously Unreleased on CD

CD – Disc One
1. All Your Lies
2. Hunted Down
3. Fopp
4. Beyond The Wheel
5. Flower (BBC Session)*
6. Hands All Over
7. Big Dumb Sex
8. Get On The Snake (Live)
9. Room A Thousand Years Wide (Single Version)*
10. Rusty Cage
11. Outshined
12. Slaves & Bulldozers

CD – Disc Two
1. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
2. Birth Ritual
3. My Wave
4. Superunknown
5. Spoonman
6. Black Hole Sun
7. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
8. Burden In My Hand
9. Dusty
10. Pretty Noose (Live on SNL)*
11. Blow Up The Outside World (MTV Live ‘N’ Loud)*
12. Black Rain*

DVD – THE MUSIC VIDEOS
-All Videos Previously Unreleased Except ^

1. Flower
2. Hands All Over^
3. Loud Love^
4. Jesus Christ Pose- (Original Version)
5. Outshined
6. Rusty Cage
7. My Wave^
8. Spoonman
9. The Day I Tried To Live (Uncensored)^
10. Black Hole Sun^
11. Fell On Black Days^
12. Pretty Noose (Uncensored)
13. Burden In My Hand
14. Blow Up The Outside World (Uncensored)

BONUS VIDEOS:
1. Spoonman (Mash-up Version)
2. The Day I Tried To Live (European Version)
3. Superunknown^
4. Pretty Noose (International Version)
5. Pretty Noose (Alternate Ending)
6. Blow Up The Outside World (Censored)

SUPER DELUXE VERSION:
2 CDs + Ltd Ed DVD + 3 heavy vinyl discs plus more in deluxe packaging

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