1. Soundgarden Sets Official Reunion Tour Dates

    April 14, 2011 4:40 PM EDT After a 13-year absence, Soundgarden will finally return to the road this summer. The reunited grunge outfit has revealed the first four dates of its upcoming U.S. trek, which will head to Toronto, Philadelphia, Denver and Los Angeles this July, with more dates to be announced soon.…

  2. Chris Cornell Kicks Off Songbook Tour, Calls New Soundgarden Album 'Diverse'

    March 24, 2011 4:35 PM EDT C hris Cornell says the greatest challenge of his upcoming solo acoustic Songbook tour may be the temptation to talk too much. "Yeah, I have to stop myself sometimes in terms of just talking," Cornell, who stars the trek this Friday (Mar. 25) in Aspen, Colo., and continues it…

  3. Soundgarden to 'Kick It Up a Notch' On Next Album, Start Recording Next Week

    March 04, 2011 1:51 PM EST S oundgarden is "ready to kick it up a notch, sonically" as it heads into the studio next week to start work on its first new studio album in a decade and a half. Drummer Matt Cameron tells Billboard.com that "there's a little bit of evolution going on with some of this…

  4. Billboard Bits: Christina Aguilera Party Crashes, Lil Wayne Talks Jail Life

    January 19, 2011 6:00 PM EST Billboard Bits serves up the best bite-sized nuggets of music news and gossip. Christina Aguilera Crashes Jeremy Renner's Party -- and His Bed At his 40th birthday party Jan. 8, actor Jeremy Renner got an unexpected surprise in his bed -- Christina Aguilera . The popstar reportedly…

  5. Nelly Moves Forward in Life by Giving Back

    December 24, 2010 9:37 AM EST Ten years into a successful career, rapper Nelly is all about giving back to his hometown community and to the fans who helped make him famous. Since his debut album, "Country Grammar," in 2000, the 36-year-old hip-hop star has sold more than 20 million records, has had nearly a…

  6. Reunited Soundgarden Takes On 'Conan'

    November 10, 2010 2:00 PM EST After premiering with a Jack White performance on Monday (Nov. 8), Conan O'Brien continued the debut week of his new talk show on TBS with another heavy-hitting rock set. Conan O'Brien Rocks With Jack White for TBS Premiere A reunited Soundgarden made its first television appearance…

  7. Lil Wayne Packaging 'Human Being' with 'Rapstar' Videogame

    October 11, 2010 5:20 PM EDT Everyone knows CD sales are down. The solution? Bundle it with a videogame. That seems to be the trend these days, the latest one coming from Lil Wayne , who has partnered with the makers of "DefJam Rapstar" and Best Buy to give away his latest album "I Am Not A Human" to…

  8. Soundgarden's Chris Cornell Talks 'Telephantasm,' 'Guitar Hero' Deal

    October 01, 2010 11:16 AM EDT After a 13-year break, Soundgarden is releasing its new album through the "Guitar Hero" video game series -- and its frontman believes it's the perfect way to reintroduce the band to a new generation. "In the obvious way, it's going to reach a certain amount of…

  9. Soundgarden Gets Animated In 'Black Rain' Clip

    September 20, 2010 11:36 AM EDT Alternative rockers Soundgarden return in animated form with their first clip in over a decade, "Black Rain" which premiered on AOL.com today (Sept. 20). Video: Soundgarden, "Black Rain" The futuristic video is directed by Brendon Small, the co-creator of Adult Swim's…

  10. Santana, Michael Buble, Kings Of Leon Preview New Albums

    September 15, 2010 4:45 PM EDT WHAT'S IN STORE: Or, technically, not quite yet in stores. Still, the launch of the fourth-quarter retail blitz impacts multiple airplay charts, where three notable acts debut with lead singles from forthcoming albums. Santana enters Adult Contemporary at No. 25 with "While My…

  11. Arcade Fire Outshines Soundgarden To Cap Lollapalooza

    August 09, 2010 6:44 AM EDT The closing night of Lollapalooza on Sunday (Aug. 8) was a contest between old school and new school: On the south stage of Chicago's massive Grant Park, Soundgarden played one of its first shows in more than a decade, and on the north stage Arcade Fire proved that the acclaim for its…

  12. 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…

  13. Lollapalooza 2010: See This, Not That

    August 04, 2010 8:32 PM EDT It's what they call a good problem: too much at one festival going on at the same time. Some tough choices are in order. So if you're headed to the not-so-wilds of downtown Chicago's Grant Park for Lollapalooza 2010, we've got some advice on which path to take when…

  14. 10 Awesome & Awful Lollapalooza Moments

    August 04, 2010 3:30 PM EDT Since kicking off in 1991, Lollapalooza has had its fair share of ups and downs. With a comfortable residence in Chicago's Grant Park and an all-star 2010 lineup that includes Lady Gaga, Green Day and Arcade Fire, Lollapalooza is set to produce even more rock memories this year. Before…

  15. 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…

  16. Santana Recruits Nas, Daughtry, Weiland For Classic Rock Covers

    June 24, 2010 8:34 AM EDT C arlos Santana was initially intimidated by Sony Music Chief Creative Officer Clive Davis' pitch for his next album -- another "Supernatural"-style all-star collaboration, but this time on a collection of iconic rock songs by the likes of the Beatles , the Rolling Stones , Led…

  17. Pearl Jam / May 21, 2010 / New York

    May 23, 2010 2:57 PM EDT Long before the capacity crowd inside Madison Square Garden brought Pearl Jam frontman Eddie Vedder to tears because they were singing and cheering along to "Better Man" so loud on Friday night (May 21), it was clear this wasn't going to be just any PJ show. In fact, it became…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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,…

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