Soundgarden have announced a spring headlining tour. The Pretty Reckless and The Dillinger Escape Plan will serve as support on select dates.
04/28 Tampa, FL – WXTV Rockfest
04/29 Jacksonville, FL – Welcome To Rockville
04/30 Ft Myers, FL – Fort Rock Festival
05/03 Atlanta, GA – Fox Theatre
05/05 Concord, NC – Carolina Rebellion
05/06 Tuscaloosa, AL – Tuscaloosa Amphitheatre
05/07 Memphis, TN – Beale Street Music Festival
05/10 Indianapolis, IN – Farm Bureau Insurance Lawn
05/12 Council Bluffs, IA – KIWR Rockfest
05/13 Somerset, WI – Northern Invasion
05/14 Kansas City, MO – Starlight Theatre
05/17 Detroit, MI – Fox Theatre
05/19 Columbus, OH – Rock on the Range
05/20 Maryland Heights, MO – KPNT Pointfest
05/22 Denver, CO – Fillmore Auditorium
05/25 Houston, TX – Revention Music Center
05/26 Dallas, TX – Bomb Factory
05/27 Pryor, OK – Rocklahoma
Soundgarden are streaming a re-mixed/remastered version Of “Flower” version if their song “44.” This version is from the new deluxe version of “Ultramega OK,“ which will be released on March 10.
Soundgarden will be re-releasing their 1988 album “Ultramega OK“ as a deluxe version on March 10. The album, which was remixed by Jack Endino, will come with early versions of tracks, new liner notes by Endino and Kim Thayil, and a previously unseen photo shot by Charles Peterson. You can check out an early version of “Beyond The Wheel, along with the cover art/track listing below:
02. “All Your Lies”
04. “Beyond The Wheel”
06. “Mood For Trouble”
07. “Circle Of Power”
08. “He Didn’t”
09. “Smokestack Lightning”
10. “Nazi Driver”
11. “Head Injury”
12. “Incessant Mace”
13. “One Minute Of Silence”
14. “Head Injury” (early version)
15. “Beyond The Wheel” (early version)
16. “Incessant Mace” (early version)
17. “He Didn’t” (early version)
18. “All Your Lies” (early version)
19. “Incessant Mace” (Version 2) (early version)
Banger Films started working on a Soundgarden documentary in 2014, but now it appears that project was cancelled. Despite this, Sam Dunn has revealed that Banger Films are now working on documentary about frontman Chris Cornell.
Dunn said the following:
“The short answer is no, we will not be doing a Soundgarden documentary. We unfortunately… we were in a long development phase with the band and we put the call out to fans and people who loved the band and had photos and memorabilia in their collection—things that we might be able to use for the film.
But unfortunately, kind of at the last minute—the one yard line if you will—the plan kind of fell apart. Not everyone in the band wanted to do the film. That’s the crux of it. Now, we are—although it’s not officially being announced yet, I’ll say it anyway— is we will be doing a Chris Cornell documentary, which I’m really excited about because, although 1/4th of Soundgarden, this is a guy whose career is obviously a huge part of the Soundgarden story and vice versa.
But also his story goes far beyond Soudgarden obviously with Audioslave and his solo project. So in a sense we will be telling—to some extent—the story of Soundgarden through Chris‘ film, but it will of course be about much more than that.”
Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil was recently interviewed by WRIF, and revealed that their new album will probably be released in late 2017. You can see what he had to say about that below.
“We’re shooting for late 2017. We’ve already done some writing. We have some more writing to do, and then there’s the whole studio process. Some people whip out albums in a few weeks or a few months, and Soundgarden, given our different schedules, takes a matter of months.
We do something for a few weeks, and then come back a few months later or a month later and revisit it. So, we’re fairly attentive of what we do, so we want to make sure it has the right amount…it has precision where it needs precision. It has chaos and looseness where you want the song to be wild.
It has color where you want it to really shine. We really roll the thing over, you know. That’s our process. It’s probably because you have four different, strong opinions and four different songwriters without adding the addition of the producer. It’s definitely a fun and dynamic process.”
In other news, you can now check out an unboxing video for the 25th anniversary edition box set of “Badmotorfinger.” That will be available tomorrow (November 18).
Soundgarden are streaming a peviously unreleased studio outtake of their track “Birth Ritual.” This version of the song will appear on the 25th anniversary edition of “Badmotorfinger,” which will be released on November 18.
Soundgarden have posted a live video of them performing “Searching With My Good Eye Closed” live in Seattle, WA, back in 1992. This footage will be available with the 25th anniversary edition of “Badmotorfinger,” which will be released on November 18.