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Chris Cornell To Play Sandy Benefit Concert

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is to play a special acoustic show in New York City next week (beg12Nov12) to raise money for the victims of superstorm Sandy.The rocker will take to the stage at the...

Melvins Tour Van With Kurt Cobain Mural Sold For $24,701

A battered tour van used by cult rock band the Melvins and featuring a mural by Kurt Cobain has recently been sold on eBay for a generous $24,701.The van, dubbed 'Melvan', was auctioned as a...

Chris Cornell Pulls Out Of Jay-z's Music Festival

Soundgarden star Chris Cornell has pulled out of a planned performance at Jay Z's inaugural Made in America music festival this weekend (01-02Sep12).The rapper will launch the event in Philadelphia on 1 September (12) with...

Billy Corgan Slams Soundgarden

Billy Corgan claims Soundgarden only reunited for money. The Smashing Pumpkins singer and guitarist believes the fellow grunge legends only got back together in 2010 for financial gain.He told PhilStar.com: ''There are those bands that...

Billy Corgan Criticises Soundgarden Reunion

Smashing Pumpkins star Billy Corgan has criticised reunited rockers Soundgarden for staging a comeback, insisting the move must have been motivated by money.The Black Hole Sun hitmakers regrouped last year (11) for the first time...

Dave Grohl: Don't Plan To Be Be A Rock Star

Dave Grohl says nobody should plan to become a rock star.The Foo Fighters frontman says he is ''really lucky'' to have made a career out of music, but advises young people that they should never...

Paul Simon Closes Hard Rock Calling

Paul Simon closed Hard Rock Calling festival last night (15.07.12). The 'You Can Call Me Al' hitmaker played the whole of his seminal 'Graceland' album at the event, backed by trumpet player Hugh Masekela and...

Soundgarden Headline Hard Rock Calling

Soundgarden closed the first day of Hard Rock Calling last night (13.07.12).The 'Superunknown' group - who reunited in 2010 after a 12-year hiatus - braved the rain in London's Hyde Park to deliver a hit-packed,...

Soundgarden Refuse To Rush Comeback Album

Reunited rockers Soundgarden are refusing to "stress" about the band's comeback album, because pressure of recording previous material led to the group splitting up.The band, which got back together in 2011 for the first time...

Reunited Black Sabbath Close Download Festival

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 last night (10.06.12) by wowing fans with a greatest hits set. The rock outfit performed with three of their four original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist...

Black Sabbath Close Download 2012

Black Sabbath closed Download 2012 with a stunning greatest hits set last night (10.06.12). The British rockers - who were made up of three original members, singer Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer...

Soundgarden Didn't Plan Reunion

Soundgarden never intended to reunite.The group recently got back together after splitting 16 years ago and frontman Chris Cornell admits the reunion only came about when they held meetings to discuss ways of reconnecting with...

Soundgarden: Rock Has Lost Its Place

Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell thinks rock has ''lost its place.''The singer and guitarist puts the decline of rock down to a lack of exposure in mainstream media in favour of other genres. He told Details...

Soundgarden Record New Tune For Avengers Soundtrack

Reunited rockers Soundgarden have recorded their first new tune in 15 years for the soundtrack of summer (12) action blockbuster Avengers.In a statement, the grunge group admits it was flattered to be asked to record...

Taylor Momsen Inspired By Nirvana

Taylor Momsen became a rock musician after growing up listening to AC/DC and Nirvana. The Pretty Reckless frontwoman - currently working on a follow-up to the group's 2010 debut 'Light Me Up' - was inspired...

Robin Thicke Covers Whitney Houston's 'Exhale' After Arrest

Robin Thicke is among a number of stars who have recorded tributes to Whitney Houston in the wake of her death. Following his arrest for possession of marijuana in New York City on February 17,...

Kanye West Incurs The Wrath Of Soundgarden In Australia

Kanye West is in Australia at the moment, and judging by the reaction he's not exactly been making many friends whilst performing down in the Southern Hemisphere. Headlining Australia's largest music festival Big Day Out,...

Chris Cornell: 'Festival Slur Wasn't Aimed At West'

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has dismissed reports he slammed Kanye West for disrupting the band's set at Australia's Big Day Out festival, insisting his anger was aimed at the event's organisers.The Stronger hitmaker was one...

Cornell Slams Kanye West Over Festival Volume

Kanye West infuriated Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell at Australia's Big Day Out festival after the rapper's soundsystem disrupted the band's set when he started 45 minutes late.The Stronger hitmaker was one of the headlining acts...

Soundgarden Added To Download 2012 Line Up

Soundgarden have been added to the Download 2012 line up. The grunge rockers - who reunited last year following a 14-year hiatus - will perform in the UK for the first time since 1996, and...

Sick Chris Cornell Scraps Solo Show

Soundgarden star Chris Cornell scrapped a solo show in Nashville, Tennessee on Wednesday (02Nov11) after falling sick with laryngitis.The rocker, who recently relaunched Soundgarden with a new tour, was due to perform at the city's...

Soundgarden Frontman Wishes He Could Read Music

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell wishes he hadn't given up his piano lessons when he was 10. The 'Spoonman' singer regrets never being able to read music properly, after giving up because of a "mean" teacher,...

Pearl Jam Celebrate 20th Birthday

Pearl Jam have celebrated their 20th birthday with a sold-out gig in Canada.The 'Jeremy' rockers played a 150-minute greatest hits set at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, which ended with Neil Young collaborating with...

Pearl Jam Perform Epic 3-Hour Set

Pearl Jam wowed crowds with a three-hour set to kick off their own two-day festival.The 'Jeremy' rockers opened the PJ20 event - which is being held to mark the group's 20th anniversary - at Wisconsin's...

Coheed And Cambria Bassist Arrested After Bomb Threat Robbery

Coheed And Cambria bass player Mike Todd has been arrested on charges he robbed a pharmacy just hours before his band were due to support Soundgarden on Sunday (10th June 2011). Todd reportedly entered a...

Coheed And Cambria Bassist Arrested After Bomb Threat Robbery

Coheed And Cambria bass player Mike Todd has been arrested on charges he robbed a pharmacy just hours before his band were due to support Soundgarden on Sunday (10th June 2011). Todd reportedly entered a...

Michael Todd Arrested For Robbery

Rocker Michael Todd has been arrested for robbery moments before his band Coheed And Cambria was due to play a gig supporting Soundgarden.The group is one of several opening acts on the Black Hole Sun...

Soundgarden To Relive Glory Days With Reunion Tour

Soundgarden have kicked off their reunion tour.The band - who are made up of lead singer and guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd - performed an energetic greatest...

Soundgarden Launch Reunion Tour In Canada

Rockers Soundgarden kicked off their reunion tour in Toronto, Canada on Saturday (02Jul11), 14 years after they last hit the road.The group, led by frontman Chris Cornell, put aside their differences last year (10) to...

Soundgarden Announce Comeback Tour

Rockers Soundgarden will officially launch their comeback in Canada this summer (11).The Black Hole Sun group, led by frontman Chris Cornell, reunited last year (10) after a 13-year absence, and now they've announced their first...

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