1. Soundgarden Kings NYC Club On 'Animal' Album Release Day

    November 14, 2012 2:55 PM EST Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell thanked folks crammed into New York club Irving Plaza last night (Nov. 13) for attending the "record release party" for "King Animal," out yesterday. But from behind those simple words came a lot of power and a lot of history as the…

  2. Soundgarden on 'King Animal' and Why They Shouldn't Have Broken Up

    November 09, 2012 11:30 AM EST Despite the title, Soundgarden's comeback single "Been Away Too Long" is not "specifically about my band getting back together," frontman Chris Cornell says. But the title made it an obvious choice as the leadoff track and first single for Soundgarden's sixth…

  3. Soundgarden's 'Been Away Too Long': Listen To Comeback Single

    September 28, 2012 11:05 AM EDT In anticipation of "King Animal," their first studio album in a decade and a half, Soundgarden unveiled the aptly titled first single, "Been Away Too Long," on Thursday (Sept. 27). Built around a heavy snarl of a Kim Thayil guitar riff, "Been Away Too Long"…

  4. Soundgarden to Release 'King Animal' on Nov. 13

    September 17, 2012 10:40 AM EDT Band's First Studio Album Since 1996... First Single Available Sept. 27 Soundgarden will release "King Animal," the veteran rock band's sixth studio album and first in over 16 years, on Nov. 13. The set's first single, "Been Away Too Long," hits digital…

  5. Pearl Jam & Jay-Z Rock Together to Cap Made In America Fest: Photos & More

    September 03, 2012 10:30 AM EDT Pearl Jam's mash-up with Jay-Z, Run-D.M.C.'s reunion, Ron Howard hanging out, and more from the inaugural Philly fest. Pearl Jam' s inspired live mashup with Jay-Z brought his inaugural Made In America festival to an unforgettable close in Philadelphia on Sunday night …

  6. Jay-Z Adds Drake, Run DMC to Made in America Lineup

    July 31, 2012 3:15 PM EDT Jay-Z 's Made in America Festival just got exponentially bigger following the Philadelphia weekend's final lineup announcement earlier today. Joining already announced acts like Odd Future , D'Angelo , Rita Ora , and Maybach Music Group ( Rick Ross , Wale , & Meek Mill )…

  7. John Mayer Earns Third No. 1 Album on Billboard 200

    May 30, 2012 2:10 PM EDT John Mayer 's "Born and Raised" album debuts at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart with 219,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the singer/songwriter's third No. 1 set, following 2009's "Battle Studies" and 2003's …

  8. Ryan Tedder 'Hoarding' Songs for OneRepublic Album

    May 22, 2012 4:30 PM EDT Hitmaker for Adele Talks Songwriting, Potential Solo Career + More According to Ryan ­Tedder, there are two approaches to songwriting and producing: seasonal and evergreen. Seasonal means mastering the hot sound of the moment. "In a couple years you have a slew of songs and are the…

  9. Soundgarden's 'Avengers' Single Offered as Free Download

    April 17, 2012 12:05 AM EDT Soundgarden 's first new song in 15 years, "Live to Rise," will be available as a free download on iTunes beginning April 17 as part of the promotion of Disney's film "Marvel's The Avengers." The iTunes promotion, which runs through April 24, includes an…

  10. Stars to Celebrate Johnny Cash's 80th With Concert

    February 28, 2012 8:50 AM EST A diverse all-star lineup will celebrate the 80th birthday of Johnny Cash with an April concert. Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson, Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Jamey Johnson are among the performers scheduled to appear in "We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny…

  11. Oscar Nominations Announced: 'The Artist,' 'Tintin,' 'Hugo' Up For Best Score

    January 24, 2012 9:25 AM EST Nominations for the 84th annual Academy Awards were announced on Tuesday morning (Jan. 24), and while "The Artist," "The Descendants," and "The Help" all got their expected due, this year's music nominations were a bit more surprising. This year's Best…

  12. Kanye West Takes Fan, Soundgarden Flack After Big Day Out Delay

    January 23, 2012 6:00 PM EST A Big Day Out turned into a rough one for Kanye West . The hip-hop star, headlining the Australian festival over the weekend, was reportedly 45 minutes late to the stage after inclement weather led to sound problems. According to local publication the Gold Coast Bulletin , the delay was "…

  13. Mary J. Blige, the National on Oscar Original Song Shortlist

    December 19, 2011 7:38 PM EST The National , Chris Cornell , Melissa Manchester and Mary J. Blige are among the acts shortlisted for the original song Oscar. Thirty-nine tunes were selected in all, and now move on to the next elimination round. The National's "Think You Can Wait" appeared in the Tom…

  14. Madonna, Trent Reznor Land Golden Globe Nominations

    December 15, 2011 10:05 AM EST 'Glee,' Chris Cornell & 'New Girl' Zooey Deschanel Also Up for Awards Madonna's next foray into film direction, the royal love story "W.E.", picked up a pair of Golden Globe nominations Thursday morning, including best original score and best original…

  15. Exclusive: Chris Cornell 'Songbook' EP2 First Listen

    November 14, 2011 10:20 AM EST Chris Cornell has been tireless this year, but his spring solo tour and the Soundgarden arena tour weren't even half of the story. He's back out on the road now for another solo acoustic 'Songbook' tour and the Nov. 21 release of a "Songbook" album, which you can…

  16. Exclusive: Chris Cornell Premieres Tracks Off 'Songbook'

    October 31, 2011 9:55 AM EDT Singer Talks Tour, New Solo Effort and the 'Mostly Done' Soundgarden Album As he prepares for another solo acoustic Songbook Tour and the release of a "Songbook" album, Chris Cornell says he's embraced a spirit of spontaneity and improvisation for these shows. "I…

  17. Producer Jack Endino Recalls Recording Nirvana, Soundgarden

    September 20, 2011 11:59 AM EDT Born and raised in Seattle, Endino grew up playing and recording music in the garages and basements of his hometown. His band, Skin Yard , appeared on what is widely regarded as one of the first grunge releases, the 1986 C/Z Records compilation album "Deep Six," but it was as a…

  18. The Lessons of Grunge Billboard Cover: Sneak Peek

    September 08, 2011 5:55 PM EDT As grunge celebrates 20 years, Billboard talks to the many players of the Seattle scene, including "Nevermind" producer Butch Vig and artists including Chris Cornell (Soundgarden) and Krist Novoselic (Nirvana). This week's cover, shot by Charles Peterson, features Kurt Cobain…

  19. Pearl Jam Caps PJ20 Fest With The Strokes, QOTSA, Chris Cornell All-Star Jam: Photos

    September 05, 2011 10:45 AM EDT How did Pearl Jam top its guest-laden headlining set at Saturday's PJ20 birthday celebration / festival in East Troy, WI? The band capped the weekend Sunday (Sept. 4) with a three-hour workout that included a second Temple of the Dog reunion with Soundgarden 's Chris Cornell,…

  20. Pearl Jam Fest Wows With Chris Cornell/Temple of The Dog, Multiple Guests

    September 04, 2011 5:29 AM EDT In an epic kickoff to the band's two-day festival celebrating its 20th anniversary, Pearl Jam 's nearly three-hour rarities-studded set at Wisconsin's Alpine Valley Music Theater Saturday (Sept. 3) tapped a rich vein of Seattle rock history when Soundgarden 's Chris…

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