Soundgarden To Release “Live From The Artists Den” In July

Soundgarden have announced that they will be releasing “Soundgarden: Live From The Artists Den“ on July 26. The effort will feature the band’s February 17, 2013 show at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA. Fans can pre-order the release on Blu-ray, vinyl, CD, and as a limited edition box set. Digital pre-orders will launch on May 31.

Before it receives a home release, the film will be screened at the following locations:

06/17 Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern
06/18 New York, NY – Brooklyn Steel
06/23 Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Notably, the Los Angeles and New York events will feature special technology. The following was said about those dates:

“The stops in New York and Los Angeles will each showcase 12 HD camera angles customized for an immersive multi-screen viewing experience. A live remix of the original multitrack 48-channel audio in L-ISA Immersive Hyperreal Sound, a groundbreaking ultra-high resolution audio technology from L-Acoustics, offers fans the thrill of connecting with the band’s repertoire in vivid fidelity. The 360° real time mix synced to on-screen footage and further complemented by a stunning light show promised to immerse the audience in a truly unique experience, for one night only in each city.”

Tickets for the screenings are available HERE.

Guitarist Kim Thayil commented:

“We were very proud and excited to document the performance of our new material from ‘King Animal‘, and to celebrate with each other and our fans.”

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell added:

“This live show was really special, and I know how much fun Chris had that night. The idea of giving fans the opportunity to experience it in its entirety is something I’m proud to share with them.”

Here’s the track listing for the Blu-ray:

01. “Incessant Mace”
02. “My Wave”
03. “Been Away Too Long”
04. “Worse Dreams”
05. “Jesus Christ Pose”
06. “Flower”
07. “Taree”
08. “Spoonman”
09. “By Crooked Steps”
10. “Blind Dogs”
11. “Rowing”
12. “Non-State Actor”
13. “Drawing Flies”
14. “Hunted Down”
15. “Black Saturday”
16. “Bones Of Birds”
17. “Blow Up The Outside World”
18. “Fell On Black Days”
19. “Burden In My Hand”
20. “A Thousand Days Before”
21. “Blood On The Valley Floor”
22. “Rusty Cage”
23. “New Damage”
24. “4th Of July”
25. “Outshined”
26. “Black Hole Sun”
27. “Ty Cobb”
28. “Slaves & Bulldozers”
29. “FeedBacchanal”

The Blu-ray will also include interviews with members of the band.

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Fan Launches Petition To Have Black Hole Named After Late Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell

As you are probably well aware of by now, scientists recently captured the first ever photo of a black hole. They are currently calling it “Powehi,” which is a Hawaiian phrase that means “the adorned fathomless dark creation.” However, a Soundgarden fan named Giuliana Jarrin has since launched a petition in an effort to get the black hole named after the late Chris Cornell to honor the frontman and pay homage to the band’s song “Black Hole Sun.”

Jarrin said the following:

“Thanks to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, we have been able to see the first ever image of a black hole at the center of a galaxy known as M87.

Almost two years ago, we lost Chris Cornell. He was the lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and above all, the voice of an entire generation. He was one of the most beloved figures not just in rock, but all of music, by people from all over the world. His music, his voice and his personality inspired, influenced, changed and even saved the lives of thousands of people. Chris left a heavy legacy for a new generation of musicians who follow in his footsteps. His memory will remain forever alive in the hearts of all his family, friends, fans and all the people who love him, and his music will do the same in each record, song or video we play.

‘Black Hole Sun’, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognizable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the 90’s. For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell. This would be a “surreal” and amazing way to honor his life and his contribution to music.

I hope this petition is taken into consideration and with the respect with which it was created to honor a man loved by many. Thanks to all who sign, I hope we can achieve it!

Giuliana Jarrin
@rocknrollpadawan
#RockNRollRevolution

Quito, Ecuador.”

Soundgarden To Celebrate 35th Anniversary With Vinyl Reissue Series

Soundgarden will be celebrating their 35th anniversary with a new album-of-the-month club. The series will see the band reissuing various albums on limited edition colored vinyl. The first one to be released will be “Superunknown” on April 5. That effort will be followed by “Louder Than Love,“ “Badmotorfinger,“ “Down On The Upside,” and “King Animal.“ A bonus lithograph with the group’s new 35th anniversary artwork will also be included as part of the full set. Pre-orders are available HERE.

Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple Of The Dog, Metallica, Etc. Members To Perfom At Special Chris Cornell Tribute Concert

Members of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple Of The Dog will be paying tribute to their late singer Chris Cornell with a special concert at The Forum in Inglewood, CA on January 16. The show, which is being called “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell,” will also feature Foo Fighters, Metallica, and Ryan Adams. Jimmy Kimmel will host the event along with special guests. Tickets will go on sale November 16 at 10am PST via Ticketmaster. Proceeds will go towards the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation. As previously reported, Cornell’s career retrospective will be released on November 16.

Kim Thayil On Recording & Touring As Soundgarden Without Chris Cornell: “I Don’t Think That’s Anything We’d Give Reasonable Consideration To At This Point”

The surviving members of Soundgarden have shown interest in working together again, but they do not plan on using the Soundgarden name without the late Chris Cornell. Kim Thayil told the Seattle Times that the group would most likely never use the moniker for touring or new music. However, they may use it for things like compilations, live tracks, and unreleased material. Thayil said the following:

“No, I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point. When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever [laughs]. I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that. There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”

Surviving Soundgarden Members “Would Certainly Love To Try To Continue To Do Something” Together

It appears the surviving members of Soundgarden may work together again following the tragic death of Chris Cornell. Matt Cameron told Rolling Stone the following: “We’re just still taking our time and giving ourselves space to process everything. We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.” Ben Shepherd added: “On a personal level, we haven’t even gotten a chance to hang out, just us three, yet. …We’re going through natural healing, then thinking about the natural next step.” The band members recently made an appearance during the unveiling of the new Cornell statue in Seattle, WA.

Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell On The First Anniversary Of His Death

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) has shared a new tribute for the late Chris Cornell. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post. The singer passed away one year ago today (May 18).

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Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell. Chris always led by example-his work ethic, his sense of humor, his love of animals, his love of the Cascades, his love of family. Bands are nearly impossible to get right, but Soundgarden felt incredibly fierce and so right for me on day one, mid February 1986. I auditioned for Soundgarden in Chris' living room, sat behind his rusty Tama kit and counted in Ocean Fronts, my all time favorite SG tune. The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse. I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling into the band on my first try. It was all because of that mind blowing voice. When the song was over Chris turned to me with a big smile on his face and said "you played it perfectly, we have a gig at the Central in one week, want to do it?" "Yes, I want to do it," I replied. I will forever praise him for the decades of encouragement he gave me and for the fierce friendship we forged. I love you buddy.

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