1. Soundgarden / Aug. 5, 2010 / Chicago (Vic Theater)

    August 06, 2010 9:42 AM EDT As a warm-up to its big comeback gig closing out Lollapalooza Sunday night, Soundgarden packed Chicago's intimate Vic Theater Thursday (Aug 5). While the original four-piece ably served up two hours of the muscular, sludgy rock they made their name on 20 years ago in Seattle, the…

  2. Soundgarden Plans Pre-Lolla Club Gig in Chicago

    July 27, 2010 1:56 PM EDT S oundgarden will warm up for its Aug. 8 headlining performance at Lollapalooza in Chicago's Grant Park with an Aug. 5 show at the city's 1,400-capacity Vic Theatre. Tickets are exclusively available to members of the band's Soundgarden World fan organization. More…

  3. Soundgarden Treats Seattle To Reunion Club Gig

    April 17, 2010 6:41 PM EDT Nineties Seattle rock megastars Soundgarden reconvened at its hometown's Showbox at the Market club Friday night (April 16) to play its first show exactly 13 years and seven days since its 1997 break up. After a ticket scavenger hunt on Twitter @Soundgarden and figuring out that the…

  4. Reunited Soundgarden To Do Seattle Club Show

    April 15, 2010 4:05 PM EDT Newly reunited Soundgarden will play its first show since 1997 on Friday (April 16) at the Showbox at the Market in its Seattle hometown, Billboard.com has learned. It is unknown if the event is private or will be open to the public. Vocalist Chris Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben…

  5. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Arcade Fire Top Lollapalooza 2010 Lineup

    April 06, 2010 8:54 AM EDT L ady Gaga , Green Day , a reunited Soundgarden , Arcade Fire , the Strokes and Phoenix will headline this year's Lollapalooza, festival organizers confirmed today (Apr. 6). The National , Spoon , Devo , Cypress Hill , Cut Copy, the New Pornographers, Erykah Badu , Slightly Stoopid,…

  6. Lady Gaga, Soundgarden, Green Day, Strokes Tipped For Lollapalooza 2010

    February 16, 2010 6:37 PM EST L ady Gaga , Soundgarden and Green Day were widely tipped today (Feb. 16) as headliners for the 2010 Lollapalooza music festival on Aug. 6-8 in Chicago. Arcade Fire and the Strokes are also rumored to be topping the annual festival's lineup. The news first surfaced on The Daily Swarm ,…

  7. Soundgarden Reunion Planned for 2010

    January 01, 2010 2:17 PM EST Soundgarden will reunite for concerts in 2010, according to a Twitter message from frontman Chris Cornell which directs fans to a new Web site, Soundgardenworld.com . The Seattle rock quartet -- Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron -- has not played…

  8. Chart Beat Thursday: Black Eyed Peas, Pearl Jam, Frank Sinatra

    October 01, 2009 2:43 PM EDT STILL HAVIN' A BALL: Days after the 2009 Major League Baseball season began, the Black Eyed Peas settled into the leadoff spot on the Billboard Hot 100, on the charted dated April 18. This week, as the campaign reaches its 162-game conclusion and October postseason glory beckons, the…

  9. Pearl Jam: 'Back' To The Future

    July 31, 2009 1:08 PM EDT "Super poppy." "Just plain fun." "Surprisingly optimistic." "Catchy as hell." These are not adjectives often used to describe Pearl Jam , the 30 million-selling purveyor of angst-ridden guitar rock now approaching its 19th year of existence. And yet…

  10. Pearl Jam Turns "Ten" Buzz To 11 With Modern Rock Tracks No. 1; TV and Gamer Specials

    March 19, 2009 6:32 PM EDT As Pearl Jam fans eagerly await the release next Tuesday of the "Ten" reissue , the group's debut album and the first in a two year catalog re-release campaign, its starting to sound like 1991 all over again on radio and TV. "Brother," one of six previously unreleased…

  11. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan…

  12. Kiss, Ramones Members Guest With Pearl Jam In NYC

    June 26, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences last night (June 25) in New York, drafting Kiss guitarist Ace Frehley and Ramones bassist C.J. Ramone for guest appearances during the second of a t Pearl Jam gave a nod to its classic rock influences last night (June 25) in New York,…

  13. Pearl Jam Plans To Let New Songs 'Grow Up'

    May 15, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has gotten a start on its next album, but it's still in "its very infant stages" according to guitarist Mike McCready. Pearl Jam has gotten a start on its next album, but it's still in "its very infant stages" according to guitarist Mike McCready. "…

  14. Billboard Names 2008 'Green 10' Artists

    April 22, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Going green has become top of mind for artist big and small in the past few years, via everything from carbon offsets to philanthropy. Billboard has…

  15. Musicians Rock For Barack On Super Tuesday

    February 05, 2008 12:00 AM EST With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday, a wave of artists as disparate as the Grateful Dead, Will.I.Am, OK Go and members of Pearl Jam are rallying support for Democ With primary voters going to the polls in 22 states on this Super Tuesday (Feb. 5), a wave…

  16. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan J. Silver, seeking more than $1 million in damages. Cornell claims, among other things, that Silver diverte 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sues his ex-wife and one-time manager Susan…

  17. Pearl Jam / Aug. 2, 2007 / Chicago (Vic Theatre)

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam's never been a particularly radical band, but there is one thing that increasingly sets the group apart from its peers: they're one of the few American acts not just able to pack arenas but Pearl Jam's never been a particularly radical band, but there is one thing…

  18. Pearl Jam Proffers Rarities At Lollapalooza Warmup

    August 03, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Shaking off the rust from a month-long break between shows, Pearl Jam treated a fan club-only crowd to a rarities-packed set last night (Aug. 2) at Chicago's intimate Vic Theatre. Shaking off the rust from a month-long break between shows, Pearl Jam treated a fan club-only crowd to a…

  19. With No Album On Horizon, Pearl Jam Touring For Fun

    April 05, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the studio to follow-up last year's self-titled album for J, but the group couldn't pass up a series of "pretty cool offers" on the live front this summer, Pearl Jam has "no set date" for returning to the…

  20. This Day in Music

    November 28, 2006 12:00 AM EST <b>2001 - </b>Lyricist Kal Mann, who co-wrote classic hits like Elvis Presley's "Teddy Bear" and Chubby Checker's "Let's Twist Again," dies in Pompano Beach, Fla., of Alzheimer's disease. He is 84.<br 2005 - Former Soundgarden frontman…

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