The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this morning unveiled 16 nominees for its Class of 2020, a field that includes Depeche Mode, Kraftwerk, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Pat Benetar, Whitney Houston, The Notorious B.I.G., Judas Priest, Motörhead, the MC5 and more. See the full list right here.
Chris Cornell, whose unmistakable multi-octave singing voice branded Seattle’s Soundgarden as one of the true grunge-era standouts, died last night in Detroit following a concert there by the reunited band, the Associated Press reported. Police are investigating Cornell’s death as a possible suicide. He was 52.
This week’s new releases include a 6-disc Kitchens of Distinction box set, a new live album from Bauhaus frontman Peter Murphy, a Marc Amond/Soft Cell best-of, a remixed edition of Soundgarden’s debut album ‘Ultramega OK,’ and a new solo album from Bad Religion frontman Greg Graffin.
This week’s new releases include a 6DVD set of MTV footage from R.E.M., plus new live albums from Echo & The Bunnymen and The House of Love, as well a new rarities collection from Soundgarden that was compiled by guitarist Kim Thayill and is available in single and three-disc sets.
This week’s new releases include brand-new studio albums from Bob Mould, Peter Murphy, Echo & The Bunnymen, Camper Van Beethoven and James, plus reissues from Morrissey and Soundgarden, and a new latter-period best-of from Paul Weller.
Exactly one week ago, a pair of multiplatinum smash albums from Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden — ’90s alternative standard bearers The Downward Spiral and Superunknown, respectively — celebrated their 20th anniversary. Tonight, those two acts announced a co-headlining tour of North America.
Soundgarden will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its blockbuster album Superunknown this year with an ambitious reissue project that begins on Record Store Day with a collection of five limited-edition 10-inch singles, this is followed in June by 2CD and 2LP reissues, plus a monster 5CD “super deluxe edition.”
The two-weekend Sasquatch! Music Festival — set for Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends outside of Seattle — will feature performances by New Order, Kraftwerk, Soundgarden, Bob Mould, Violent Femmes alongside the likes of OutKast, The National, Queens of the Stone Age and many, many more.
This week’s new releases include new Beggars Archive ‘5 Albums’ box sets from Bauhaus, Fields of the Nephilim and Gene Loves Jezebel, plus reissues of Peter Murphy’s ‘Love Hysteria’ and Soundgarden’s ‘Screaming Life’ and ‘Fopp’ EPs, plus a vinyl box set of The Jam albums and a CD box of Simple Minds records.
Morrissey today announced that his doctors have ordered additional rest, forcing the postponement of three more concerts late next week as he continues to undergo treatment for a bleeding ulcer and Barrett’s esophagus. He apologized for the cancellations, and promised to resume touring in San Diego.
This week’s new releases include Soundgarden’s first new album in 16 years, plus brand-new studio albums from Brian Eno, PiL’s Jah Wobble and Keith Levene and Madness, plus a Sonic Youth live album recorded in 1985 and a live Mudhoney DVD filmed in 1988 in Berlin.
Reunited grunge-era titans Soundgarden this week debuted the appropriately titled “Been Away Too Long,” the first song off forthcoming record ‘King Animal,’ the group’s first new studio album in 16 years. The rocker is the second new song to emerge since the band reunited in 2010.
Soundgarden tonight revealed the cover art and an 85-second teaser video for its forthcoming record ‘King Animal,’ the reunited group’s first new studio album in 16 years. The album arrives Nov. 13, and will be Soundgarden’s first since ‘Down on the Upside’ in 1996.
Seattle proto-grunge rockers Skin Yard — whose members included Jack Endino, producer of Nirvana’s ‘Bleach,’ and future Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron — this month reissued most of its catalog digitally, with each record remastered and one, 1990’s ‘Fist Sized Chunks,’ remixed.