The RIAA presented Soundgarden with a platinum award Sept. 27 on the Paramount Lot in Los Angeles. The honor recognized the band’s partnership with gaming publisher Activision Publishing to release its new compilation album, “Telephantasm” (A&M/UMe), bundled with 1 million copies of “Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.” PHOTO: CHRIS WEEKS



Onstage for the presentation are (from left) “Guitar Hero” COO David Haddad; Universal Music Enterprises president/CEO Bruce Resnikoff; Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, singer/guitarist Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Cameron; RIAA director of the Gold & Platinum Awards Program Katherine Harold; and Soundgarden bassist Ben Shepherd.




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