Brandi Carlile and Soundgarden Record Two Songs for Record Store Day 

For Record Store Day, Brandi Carlile and Soundgarden recorded new versions of “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching with My Good Eye Closed”.

Source: Brandi Carlile and Soundgarden Record Two Songs for Record Store Day | Consequence of Sound

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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.

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.

Source: Soundgarden – Fell On Black Days

 

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.