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Soundgarden To Hit The Road Without Matt Cameron

11/15/2013 8:16pm EST
Reunited grunge rockers Soundgarden will go on tour without drummer Matt Cameron next year due to the musician's commitments with his other band Pearl Jam.

Cameron joined PJ in 1998, a year after Soundgarden split, and he has spent the past few weeks busy promoting Pearl Jam's new album Lightning Bolt.

Eddie Vedder and his bandmates are expected to continue an ongoing tour well into 2014, and although dates have yet to be announced, Cameron wants to keep his schedule clear so he can honor his commitment to the group.

The decision means he will not be able to join his Soundgarden pals ...

Chris Cornell Drops Out Of Jay-Z's Music Festival

8/30/2012 10:44am EDT
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden star Chris Cornell has pulled out of a planned performance at Jay-Z's inaugural Made in America music festival this weekend.

The rapper will launch the event in Philadelphia on September 1st with acts including Pearl Jam, Passion Pit, Drake and Run DMC. Cornell was among the artists on the bill, but he has now scrapped his Sunday set due to a scheduling conflict.

A statement posted on the singer's website reads, "Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict Chris Cornell is unable to perform at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia on September 2 as previously planned....

New Album from Soundgarden Coming

8/17/2012 10:24am EDT
The two time Grammy Award winning and multi platinum selling hard rock band Soundgarden last released an album in 1996 shortly before they broke up. The band reunited in 2010 but have not released an album…until now.

The album will be released in November – 12 in UK and 13 in US. Being billed as the comeback album; Soundgarden has yet to give the work a title but promises “Blood on the Valley Floor” and “A Thousand Days Before” will be on the album. Singer Chris Cornell promises the band will pick up where they left off adding, “There’s a lot of different feels on the album. We’re a ba...

Billy Corgan Slams Soundgarden Reunion

8/15/2012 1:19pm EDT
Billy Corgan
Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has criticized reunited rockers Soundgarden for staging a comeback, insisting the move must have been motivated by money.

The Black Hole Sun hit-makers regrouped last year for the first time since their 1997 split, and they are currently performing shows across the globe but Corgan wasn't impressed by the reunion.

He tells Philippines website, "There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money - playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they're thinking there might be a future..."


Soundgarden Record New Tune For 'Avengers' Soundtrack

3/27/2012 9:12pm EDT
Reunited rockers Soundgarden have recorded their first new tune in 15 years for the soundtrack of summer action blockbuster The Avengers.

In a statement, the grunge group admits it was flattered to be asked to record a song for the new Marvel film.

The bandmates says, "We've been hard at work on our new album, which will come out this fall, and when the opportunity arose to write an original song for Marvel's The Avengers film... we thought it could be a cool match."

Soundgarden have recorded the song Live to Rise for the soundtrack.

It's not the first time a member of the group has bee...

Chris Cornell Slams Kanye West Over Festival Volume

1/23/2012 11:37am EST
Chris Cornell
Kanye West infuriated Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at Australia's Big Day Out festival after the rapper's sound system disrupted the band's set when he started 45 minutes late.

The Stronger hit-maker was one of the headlining acts at the event on the Gold Coast on Sunday night, but a heavy downpour meant West couldn't begin his show until almost an hour after he was due to take to the stage.

The volume of his set infiltrated Soundgarden's performance on a nearby stage, prompting the group's fans to boo and Cornell himself to speak out over the noise.

He shouted, "Sounds like the...

Kanye West Axed From Music Festival Line-Up Down Under

11/9/2011 8:05am EST
Kanye West
Rapper Kanye West has been dropped from three legs of a multi-venue music festival Down Under, reportedly due to financial cuts.

The hip-hop star was previously scheduled to perform at all of the Big Day Out concerts, but he will no longer appear in Perth and Adelaide in Australia or in Auckland, New Zealand - the three cities where declining ticket sales have seen the festivals downsize.

Organizers claim the line-up change is down to a restructuring of the events, with a spokesperson telling Australian ABC News, "For our 20th year, we have chosen to rebuild the Perth and Adelaide event...

Spotlight on Summer Concerts

5/13/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bonnaroo Music Festival
During the summer of 2011, plenty of music will be playing across this great land of ours. While by no means an exhaustive list of summer tours, we're shining our spotlight on some of the hottest tickets of the hottest season. Whatever your musical taste or monetary budget, there's bound to be something for everyone.


U2 - One of this summer's most highly-anticipated events is U2's 360º Tour, especially considering that many fans have been waiting with tickets in hand since last summer, when the North American leg of the tour was postponed due to Bono's back injury. The tour begins wit...

Soundgarden To Launch Comeback Tour In Canda

4/16/2011 11:30am EDT
Rockers Soundgarden will officially launch their comeback in Canada this summer.

The Black Hole Sun group, led by frontman Chris Cornell, reunited last year after a 13-year absence, and now they've announced their first tour dates since 1997.

Soundgarden will play in Toronto on July 2, ahead of three U.S. dates in Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles.

The shows won't be the reunited band's first performances, however - they played a one-off show at Seattle's Showbox at the Market a year ago and they also headlined the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois in August.

More dates are ...

Soundgarden Reunited For The Fans

4/2/2011 1:00pm EDT
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is adamant the rock band reunited for the sake of its fans, insisting: "It's not a cash in."

The Black Hole Sun hitmakers announced last year they were back together for the first time in 12 years, and it emerged in February they are now in the studio working on new songs.

Bassist Ben Shepherd sparked speculation the reunion was money-driven after he confessed he's broke and "technically homeless" - but Cornell has now spoken out to reassure fans the rockers did not plan the comeback for cash.

He tells Mojo magazine, "It's not a cash-in, we control what...

Iron Maiden & Ozzy Osbourne Lead Golden Gods Awards Nominations

2/25/2011 2:11pm EST
Iron Maiden
Ozzy Osbourne and Iron Maiden will be the frontrunners at this year's third annual Revolver Golden Gods Awards after picking up multiple nominations on Thursday.

Ozzy will battle Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson for Best Vocalist, while the Prince of Darkness' guitarist and drummer will battle Maiden's men for the night's best player prizes.

Rob Zombie also picks up multiple nods - his touring guitarist is up for Best Guitarist and drummer Joey Jordison will compete with Tommy Clufetos (Ozzy Osbourne), Abe Cunningham (Deftones), Roy Mayorga (Stone Sour), Nico McBrain (Iron Maiden) and Avenge...

Soundgarden Release New Album Via Guitar Hero

10/1/2010 7:07pm EDT
Reunited rockers Soundgarden have made the most of new technology - they've released their first album in 14 years via hit video game Guitar Hero.

The band, fronted by Chris Cornell, signed a deal with video game bosses to feature their new project, Telephantasm, in its entirety on the new Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock, which was released this earlier week. The album features some of the group's biggest hits from its heyday in the 1990s as well as a number of previously unreleased tracks and will not hit music retailers until next week.

Cornell admits Soundgarden agreed to the rare move...

Scott Weiland: 'Rock & Roll Bands Perform Live'

8/30/2010 11:45pm EDT
Scott Weiland
Stone Temple Pilots frontman Scott Weiland has fired back at reports he is using backing tracks on the road.

The allegations were aimed at the rocker after he tumbled off the stage during a show in Ohio last week and appeared to keep singing.

Fans at the concert were stunned when Weiland continued singing seconds later without sounding flustered or breathless.

But the singer insists he's just professional.

At a concert in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, Weiland addressed the rumors, stating, "There has never been a time in the 25-plus years that I have been singing with the...

Chris Cornell Breaks His Hand

5/24/2010 10:10am EDT
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell has thrown rehearsals for the Soundgarden reunion into doubt after breaking his hand. The rocker suffered the injury earlier this month and has been photographed with a cast on his right arm.

Cornell's wife Vicky confirmed the news in a post on her page, writing, "OMG (Oh my God)! Chris Cornell has broken his hand..." revealing the musician sustained the injury when he "dropped (his) end of something very heavy..."

However, Vicky reveals a broken hand won't stop the rocker playing guitar, and he has even been helping out with their five-year-old daughter, Toni....

Soundgarden Return To Rock Lollapalooza

4/6/2010 7:30pm EDT
Chris Cornell
Soundgarden will mark their rock reunion by headlining the 2010 Lollapalooza festival in Chicago, Illinois this summer - 12 years after they split.

The group has been confirmed to join Lady GaGa and Green Day on the top billing for the weekend event in August, months after frontman Chris Cornell hinted that the Black Hole Sun hit-makers were planning a comeback in a post on his own website and his blog on New Year's Day.

Announcing the news on their official website, singer Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron write, "Soundgarden will ...

Newly Reunited Soundgarden's Best Music Videos

1/4/2010 1:31pm EST
With Chris Cornell announcing a Soundgarden reunion, it's a great excuse to take a look back at the band's eclectic music videos.

This jittery, sporadic video for Rusty Cage will probably make your eyes hurt, but it's the style of bizarre music video that Soundgarden loved to produce. It also features some of Chris Cornell's best vocals and a great bass guitar arrangement.

Grunge at its core, Outshined is fairly run-of-the-mill as far as music videos are concerned. But if you want to see Chris Cornell shirtless, look no further...

Was Soundgarden even involved the S...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 20

7/20/2009 3:00am EDT
Gisele Bundchen
Happy Birthday to All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty (1980), Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen (1980), actor Simon Rex (1974), "Lost" bad-boy Josh Holloway (1969), British actor Julian Rhind-Tutt (1968), Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (1966), ex-Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell (1964), actor Frank Whaley (1963), "Spies Like Us" actress Donna Dixon (1956), Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook (1956), prolific Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana (1947), singer/songwriter Kim Carnes (1945), screen legend Natalie Wood (1938; d. 1981), and actress Lola Albright (1926).

View more Celebri...

CD Review: The Lonely Forest, We Sing The Body Electric!

6/5/2009 2:31pm EDT
The Lonely Forest
The sources of new music for me are many. Recommendations from friends, reading music reviews, and once in a while, a chance radio experience. While listening to the local college station here in Atlanta recently, I heard a song that I had to find. I called Album 88 (Georgia State University's WRAS) and the DJ told me it was "We Sing In Time" by the Anacortes, WA band The Lonely Forest. My mission was clear: get that album. Following a brief search, I broke down and bought the download.

After several listens into "We Sing The Body Electric!," I had discovered the music that would ...

Chris Cornell Performing On Jimmy Kimmel Live Tonight; 'Scream' Out March 10

1/23/2009 4:08pm EST
Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell's long-awaited Timbaland produced album, Scream is reaching stores on 3/10 and he's been keeping busy rehearsing with his new band and talking with his fans on his blog. Since the break-up of his legendary group Soundgarden back in the late 90's, the frontman hasn't picked up an electric guitar but according to his latest blog entry on, he's thinking of busting them out for his upcoming tour:

"Hi people. Here is an open question. Since I got my guitars back I have been considering playing guitar live again. Who thinks I should pick it up again? I play...

Collateral Damage From Robert Plant's Decision To Nix Zep Reunion

12/25/2008 5:00pm EST
Led Zeppelin
Since the surviving members of Led Zeppelin reformed last December for a one-off show to pay tribute to late Atlantic Records founder and legend Ahmet Ertegun, the man who discovered and brought us some of the most talented artists of all-time (seriously, we really could use another Ahmet right about now-- but since the almighty dollar overshadows the need for actual talent we can forget that) and gave a handful of folks in England the greatest holiday gift ever, there has been a weekly story about the band going on tour. And not going on tour. But wanting to tour. And not wanting to tour. ...

Slideshow: Celebrity Look Alikes - Which Pair Is The Best?

10/30/2008 2:00pm EDT
Chris Cornell & M. Night Shyamalan
These actors and artists don't have much in common besides looks. But who gets the shit-end of the stick? Check out our photo slideshow of celebrities that look alike and which one has an advantage over the other.

Billie Joe Armstrong (Green Day)

Giovanni Ribisi

Before he started wearing guy-liner, Armstrong shared that dopey confused look with Ribisi. We suspected these two were the same person when we saw The Other Sister, but after hearing Ribisi's first line, we knew it was for real. They even sound the same!

Advantage: Ribisi because he's acting

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Chris Cornell & Timbaland To Play Eight Shows In Support Of New Album

10/14/2008 8:06pm EDT
Chris Cornell
Throughout his storied career, Chris Cornell has clearly never been an artist that is content sitting in one creative comfort spot for too long. The versatile rocker who became a household name from his success in Soundgarden and Audioslave has teamed up with perhaps the most celebrated producer of this era: Timbaland. Scream is the result of their genre-defying sessions.

Cornell and Timbaland are set to kick off a string of eight live shows on October 17th to support the project. Scream will be performed in its entirety to mimic the experience of listening to the LP from start to fini...

Slideshow: Sexy Rock Stars Over Age 40

8/11/2008 8:54am EDT
They rock, they're hot, and they bring it - whether it's through their guitar, their vocal chords or other body parts (yummy!). These guys are over 40 and still they make fans quiver when they get on stage. Check out our photo slideshow of sexy middle aged rockers:

Jon Bon Jovi

Bon Jovi


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Anthony Kiedis

Red Hot Chili Peppers


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Eddie Vedder

Pearl Jam


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Chris Cornell

Soundgarden, Audioslave



How Will We Categorize Our Current Decade of Music?

7/24/2008 8:45am EDT
50 Cent
We all know that the 70s was the decade of classic/arena rock, the 80s was the decade of hair metal/synth pop and the 90s was the decade of grunge/alternative rock. This brings up a question that a lot of music lovers must wonder: how will we categorize our current decade of music?

It's funny how music tends to change every generation. The 70s was the era of classic rock where groups such as Led Zeppelin, Aerosmith and Lynyrd Skynyrd took over the entire music scene. Next up was the 80s, where both hair metal rockers such as Guns 'N Roses, Def Leppard and Bon Jovi reigned, along with ...

Celebrity Birthdays, July 20

7/20/2008 3:00am EDT
Josh Holloway
Happy Birthday to All-American Rejects guitarist Mike Kennerty (1980), Brazilian supermodel Giselle Bundchen (1980), actor Simon Rex (1974), "Lost" bad-boy Josh Holloway (1969), British actor Julian Rhind-Tutt (1968), Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard (1966), ex-Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell (1964), actor Frank Whaley (1963), "Spies Like Us" actress Donna Dixon (1956), Sex Pistols drummer Paul Cook (1956), prolific Mexican guitarist Carlos Santana (1947), singer/songwriter Kim Carnes (1945), screen legend Natalie Wood (1938; d. 1981), and actress Lola Albright (1926).View more Celebrity ...

'Rock Band 2' Setlist Revealed, See The Entire List

7/14/2008 3:35pm EDT
Rock Band 2
Harmonix, the world’s premier music video game company, and MTV Games, a division of Viacom’s MTV Networks, along with marketing and distribution partner Electronic Arts Inc., today revealed at the 2008 E3 Media & Business Summit the song set list for Rock Band 2, the next evolution of the groundbreaking Rock Band music platform. The Rock Band 2 soundtrack will feature over 100 songs with over 80 songs on disc plus an additional 20 bonus tracks which will be made available for free download this fall. This builds upon the unparalleled depth and diversity of Rock Band’s original set list and...

10 Years To Release 'Division' May 13; Check Out 'Beautiful'

5/11/2008 9:00am EDT
10 Years
10 Years will release their new album, Division, on May 13th. After spending the better part of two years on the road supporting their debut album, The Autumn Effect, 10 Years went back into the studio, this time with acclaimed producer Rick Parasher (Pearl Jam, Nickelback, Soundgarden). Musically eclectic, technically adept and emotionally poignant, the songs shatter preconceptions, revealing a tapestry of previously unexplored influences and a larger array of stunning melodies.

The quintet got their start in the Knoxville, TN, music scene and swiftly made a name for themselves when t...

UK Electro-Rock Band Pendulum To Release Debut Album, 'In Silico,' May 12

4/13/2008 11:00am EDT
A seamless fusion of pounding dance beats and aggressive rock, In Silico features the recent UK smash singles "Propane Nightmares" and "Granite." After a legendary set at last year's Glastonbury Festival, Pendulum will bring their dynamic live show to this year's installment of Coachella on April 25th.

The bulk of In Silico was recorded at the band's studio (the acoustic drums were the only exception, recorded at London's Olympic Studios). Influenced by an eclectic array of sounds including Led Zeppelin, Tool, Underoath and Atreyu, In Silico is the perfect way to introduce Pendulum to ...

Video Game Review: 'Singstar' Series Brings Karaoke Home

3/18/2008 12:03pm EDT
Singstar 90s
Oh, the '90s. Too young to be considered hip in an ironic and nostalgic way, it currently sits in the awkward phase, awaiting d-list comedians to show up at VH1 with their best Bill Clinton jokes tucked away for such an occasion. While the decade gave us some spectacular artists like Beck and Nirvana, it also offered the dregs of the musical society with Chumbawamba and MC Hammer. Singstar: '90s has a collection of both worlds, offering the chance to croon along with some of your favorite songs and videos – then cringe at the hilariously bad tunes and their awkward visual pieces.


Most Popular Rock Bands of The 21st Century. . . So Far

2/26/2008 10:32am EST
There are many rock bands out there that have evolved over the past eight years, but only a few of them have really made a difference in the music world today. Of course, everyone has different tastes when it comes to rock music, but when researching to see which bands really made an impact on the 21st Century, these five bands seemed to appear wherever I looked.

1. Audioslave: Audioslave caused quite a hype when they first came together. The band consisted of former Soundgarden frontman, Chris Cornell, and former Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello, so for anyone who was a...