Down On The Upside 

Released May 21, 1996, it’s their most diverse … and their last until 2012’s “King Animal.”

Some people say the break-up writing was on the wall. Others, including members of the band, say there was talk of a next Soundgarden album. Nonetheless, after a grueling world tour, the band went its collective ways.

Absence made the heart grow fonder.

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Soundgarden – Fell On Black Days

Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.

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Watch Chris Cornell’s Daughter Toni Sing Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike”

The late Chris Cornell’s 15-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell, performed an acoustic rendition of the Temple of the Dog classic “Hunger Strike” during a livestream that raised funds for COVID-19 relief efforts.

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The Birth of Grunge

Seattle, April 6, 1980 ~ Andrew Wood and his brother form Malfunkhsun.

Wood’s room mate is Chris Cornell who forms … Soundgarden.

Wood moves on to front Mother Love Bone.

Wood, battling addiction, dies in March 1990.
Mother Love Bone — who includes Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard — add a fellow by the name of Eddie Veddar to front the band.
They soon become — Pearl Jam.

March 8, 1994

March 8, 1994 ~ Two groundbreaking albums of the 90’s are released: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” and “The Downward Spiral” from Nine Inch Nails.

“Superunknown” is Soundgarden’s fourth album and from it comes five singles two of which earn Grammys: “Black Hold Sun” and “Spoonman”

“The Downward Spiral” spawns NIN most controversial work — “Closer” — and “Hurt,” nominated for a Grammy that year.

March 8, 1994 ~ Two groundbreaking albums of the 90’s are released: Soundgarden’s “Superunknown” and “The Downward Spiral” from Nine Inch Nails.

“Superunknown” is Soundgarden’s fourth album and from it comes five singles two of which earn Grammys: “Black Hold Sun” and “Spoonman”

“The Downward Spiral” spawns NIN most controversial work — “Closer” — and “Hurt” is nominated for a Grammy that year.

“Desperation – it’s the world’s worst cologne.” 

 

Cameron Crowe’s Singles hits the big screen on September 18, 1992. Set in Seattle in the early ’90s, Singles introduces a nation of mainstream moviegoers to the burgeoning grunge scene taking over the Pacific Northwest. The film centers around a group of young adults navigating life and love in the world of coffee shops and bar bands, and that’s where it really makes history.Matt Dillon stars as a shorts-and-combat-boots-clad heartthrob named Cliff Poncier, who fronts a grunge band called Citizen Dick. The rest of the fictional band is comprised of Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament, and Stone Gossard, who at the time of filming were in a real-life band known as Mookie Blaylock.