They might not be the first band you think of when you hear the word "grunge," but Soundgarden transcended Seattle in just about every possible way.
Following the rampant success of 1994's 'Superunknown,' Soundgarden released a darker, self-produced album in 1996 and it (temporarily) served as their swan song.
Before the grunge explosion, members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam joined forces to pay tribute to a fallen friend. It was only in retrospect that the album became a hit.
With the Rock Hall inducting a new class on Friday, it's startling to realize Hall & Oates are on the inside while the Smiths are still on the outside looking in.
While the wave of mainstream grunge crashed after just a couple years, the impact is still visible everywhere.
Soundgarden helped define the grunge sound, but they didn't break into the mainstream until they evolved from it on 1994's dark and transcendent 'Superknown.'
Featuring Alain Johannes, Matt Cameron, Ben Shepherd and Dimitri Coats, Ten Commandos will drop their debut in November.
This time around, the Soundgarden frontman breaks new ground by blending rustic British folk, vintage American folk-rock and light electronica with pop.
Cornell insists 2009's 'Scream' wasn't really all that bad. The timing was just wrong.
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