SOUNDGARDEN RETURNS!

Name the most influential grunge bands of our time… for those of you who weren’t paying attention you might have missed out on the grunge era. There is a handful of mainstream grunge bands that made household names:   first of course you have Nirvana, lead by the one and only Curt Cobain, then you have Pearl Jam, some argue that they aren’t grunge (I care to disagree with them), and then there is Soundgarden. Remember them?

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Well if not, if you are planning to attend any large festivals this year I would bet any amount of money that you will run into them. This decade seems to have been the one to reunite with old band members and to make extra money since we all know the music industry is definitely on the decline.

Chris Cornell (lead singer / guitarist)
Chris Cornell (lead singer / guitarist)

Soundgarden’s sound is a mix between punk rock and heavy metal which transcends into a dirty, aggressive sound. In their early years, you could hear Led Zeppelin’s and the Butthole Surfers musical influence. Throughout the years, you can hear the transition into more pop and psychedelic   melodies. Their music videos were always played on MTV and entranced the viewer. In 1997 the band broke up due to “internal strife over its creative direction.”

One of the most influential albums of their time - "Super Unknown"
One of the most influential albums of their time - "Super Unknown"

In 2009, Soundgarden teased their fans about a possible reformation, and nothing came of it. Until midnight on January 1, 2010, Cornell posed on his twitter page “The 12 year break up is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”

On the cover of the Rolling Stone
On the cover of the Rolling Stone

I couldn’t be more excited, I grew up on Soundgarden and loving Chris Cornell, and no so loving his music career after Soundgarden. They have been on my list of bands to see and something tells me every music festival is going to jump at the opportunity to add them to their bill.

...Hmm wonder if Coachella will win this battle?