The guys did two tracks off their fourth album, kicking things off with “Spoonman,” the song that brought them into the mainstream, despite the fact that it features a guy actually playing spoons.
This year marks the album’s 20th anniversary, and to celebrate the occasion, the band is releasing deluxe editions of the album on June 3. This summer, they’re co-headlining a tour with fellow alt-rock legends, Nine Inch Nails. Cornell was thoughtful in discuss both subjects, including why the he doesn’t appear on the album track “Half,” why “Mailman” still resonates today, and how NIN influenced his band.
Grohl’s first reaction to hearing ‘Superunknown’? “Holy s–t! This is gonna be huge! It was the perfect meeting of the Beatles and Black Sabbath.”
On March 8, 1994, both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden released their seminal albums. Now, 20 years later, the two are sharing the bill for the very first time for a summer-long tour.
There hasn’t been a rock record that’s spent more time in my player over the last twenty years than Superunknown…a MASTERPIECE straight through!
The band’s performance will take place during the iTunes Festival in Austin, TX, which is set to feature performances from Zedd, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.
Why would anyone wanna kill Chris Cornell??
He explained that he played “Crazy Love” for his wife (who was sitting in the front row with their children) at their engagement party, and then thanked his mother-in-law — who was hanging out at side stage — for allowing him to marry her daughter. Later on in the show, he covered another mellow classic from the same year, Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” — another far cry from the harder songs Cornell used to cover and name-check.
Matt Cameron has been with Soundgarden since their debut EP, 1987’s ‘Screaming Life,’ remaining with them until their breakup in 1997. About a year later, he joined Pearl Jam, and has been with them ever since.
The Soundgarden frontman’s pre-show regimine for vocal cord care used to be champagne and cigarettes…