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September 24, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Chris Cornell makes rare appearance with Tom Morello at ’15 Now’ benefit show

  Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell is throwing his support to the national “15 Now” campaign for a $15 minimum wage.   Cornell joins his former Audioslave collaborator Tom Morello (also of Rage Against the Machine) in a performance at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, at El Corazon, 109 Eastlake Ave. E. Cornell will perform Audioslave songs with…

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September 4, 2014 at 4:12 PM

Pharrell Williams and Soundgarden play to boisterous Seahawks crowd

Pharrell Williams holds his hands up with his dancers after finishing his set with "Happy" at the end of a free pre-game concert at CenturyLink Field on Thursday. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Pharrell Williams holds his hands up with his dancers after finishing his set with “Happy” at the end of a free pre-game concert at CenturyLink Field on Thursday. (Photo by Lindsey Wasson / The Seattle Times)

Under postcard-perfect sunny skies, Seahawks fans reveled in more than an hour of noisy, pre-game music with hip-hop and R&B singer Pharrell Williams and Seattle rock band Soundgarden.

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August 28, 2014 at 10:59 AM

Soundgarden and NIN: a hard-rock power tour 20 years in the making | Concert preview

The Soundgarden tour is getting a boost with the rerelease of the 1994 “Superunknown,” the band’s most successful album — and a top album of the grunge era. The doubleheader also features Nine Inch Nails. (The Seattle Times, 2012)

The Soundgarden tour is getting a boost with the rerelease of the 1994 “Superunknown,” the band’s most successful album — and a top album of the grunge era. The doubleheader also features Nine Inch Nails. (The Seattle Times, 2012)

More than 20 years ago, Soundgarden was booked to do its first tour with Nine Inch Nails (NIN).

But the doubleheader, featuring two of the most powerful hard-rock bands of the ’90s, never happened.

“We were originally going to tour with Nine Inch Nails in 1994 after ‘Superunknown’ came out,” guitarist Kim Thayil said recently during tour rehearsals at Seattle’s Studio X.

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August 27, 2014 at 9:00 AM

Your week in Seattle music: Dave Matthews Band, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden and more

The star this week is Bumbershoot, returning to the Seattle Center its 43rd year. But there’s plenty of other Labor Day weekend live-music offerings, including a young EDM producer’s reformation, an Animal Collective member’s new project and a casino performance from one of American pop music’s classic bands.

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August 4, 2014 at 9:18 AM

Soundgarden, Pharrell to perform prior to Seahawks’ season opener vs. Packers

Soundgarden and Pharrell will perform a free concert at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 outside Seattle's CenturyLink Field. (Seattle Times)

Soundgarden and Pharrell will perform a free concert at 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 4 outside Seattle’s CenturyLink Field. (Seattle Times)

Two Grammy award-winning acts, singer/rapper Pharrell and Seattle’s own Soundgarden, will perform a free concert outside CenturyLink Field on Sept. 4 before the Seattle Seahawks‘ 2014 NFL season opener against the Green Bay Packers. The music begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be broadcast on the NFL Network.

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June 2, 2014 at 5:19 PM

Soundgarden talks about 20th anniversary of ‘Superunknown’

The members of Soundgarden knew there was something very special about “Superunknown” even when they finished recording the album in 1993.

“We knew we were doing something different from what everyone expected,” bassist Ben Shepherd says of the groundbreaking album rereleased Tuesday, June 3, in multiple formats.

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April 17, 2014 at 10:48 AM

Nirvana, Soundgarden, Mudhoney among Northwest artists featured on Record Store Day

The first Record Store Day of the year is set for this Saturday, April 19, when record shops across the country will carry limited edition vinyl releases as a means of luring customers into their stores. And there’s a nice selection of rarities from Pacific Northwest artists this time around:

 

Nirvana's "Pennyroyal Tea" was planned for release in 1994, but was pulled after Kurt Cobain's death.

Nirvana’s “Pennyroyal Tea” was planned for release in 1994, but was pulled after Kurt Cobain’s death.

Nirvana, “Pennyroyal Tea,” 7-inch single (DGC/UMe) “Pennyroyal Tea” was set to be the third single release from Nirvana’s “In Utero” album. It was cancelled after Kurt Cobain’s death, not least because the single’s B-side was “I Hate Myself and Want to Die.” The Record Store Day reissue utilizes the original artwork planned for the single.

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February 5, 2014 at 11:42 AM

Sasquatch! 2014 is all grown-up, with ‘turned up’ local talent

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

(Ellen M. Banner/The Seattle Times)

By Joseph Sutton-Holcomb

In retrospect, last year’s Sasquatch was a seminal event.

The enthusiasm generated for the festival in 2013 — tickets sold out in 90 minutes — allowed the festival to sprawl over two weekends this time around.  That Coachella-esque expansion has accelerated some of the trends that have slowly changed the face of this beast over the last several years.

With the induction of the two-weekend schedule, one thing is clear: Sasquatch has lumbered out of the misty forests of neofolk and obscure indie rock, and into the sunny, solo-cup strewn field of EDM and party pop.

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February 3, 2014 at 10:51 PM

Sasquatch! 2014 lineup announced: Outkast headlines

The suspicions have proven true. Outkast  — the Atlanta hip-hop duo that’s reuniting after a decade at Coachella this April — is also going to play the first installment of this year’s two-part Sasquatch! Music Festival at the Gorge Amphitheatre in May.

Soundgarden headlines phase two of the festival in July. Below is the full lineup for Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends, announced at a launch party at Seattle’s Neptune Theatre Monday night.

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

(Damian Dovarganes/ Associated Press)

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November 26, 2013 at 5:00 AM

Early days of grunge on Soundgarden reissue | New CDs

Soundgarden, ‘Screaming Life/Fopp’ (Sub Pop)   In 1990, Soundgarden’s first two EPs were combined in one release; this reissue adds “Sub Pop Rock City,” from the 1988 “Sub Pop 200” compilation, for good measure (all the tracks have been remastered as well).   Surprisingly for this multi-million selling band, these records had been out of print for some time….

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