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While Soundgarden never escaped the grunge tag they were saddled with in the ‘90s, they at least transcended it in part by being one of the genre’s most adventurous groups. They formed in Seattle in the late ‘80s with a steady influence of Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin riding their grooves. With Chris Cornell’s banshee wail guiding a sludgy mix of music inspired as much by classic rock as punk, Soundgarden began making waves with their 1991 album, ‘Badmotorfinger,’ which helped usher in alternative rock’s loud, guitar-based sound (along with fellow Seattle residents Nirvana and Pearl Jam). But it was 1994’s ‘Superunknown,’ their only No. 1 album, that catapulted them to success with its super-ambitious mix of hard-rock crunch lined with psychedelic shadings. They broke up after 1996’s ‘Down on the Upside,’ reuniting in 2012 with a new album and tour.

20 Years Ago: Soundgarden Release ‘Superunknown’

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Soundgarden claimed their rightful place among rock's top bands with the release of the masterful 'Superunknown' in 1994.

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Win a Soundgarden ‘Superunknown’ Super Deluxe CD Edition + Autographed Vinyl Set!

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Has it really been 20 years? Soundgarden's 1994 classic 'Superunknown' has reached the two-decade mark and to celebrate the occasion, they're offering a variety of new 20th Anniversary edition sets. The band is teaming with Loudwire, Ultimate Classic Rock and Diffuser.fm to give you a chance to win the 'Superunknown' Super Deluxe Edition box set as well as a 'Superunknown: The Singles' vinyl set that's signed by the band.

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Black Sabbath, Soundgarden + Motorhead to Play Hyde Park

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The July 4 show during Hyde Park's British Summer Time Festival will feature Black Sabbath, Soundgarden and Motorhead.

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Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails Announce 2014 Tour

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Two of the most influential bands of the '90s will tour together this summer.

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Soundgarden Stalker Charged with Tweeting Chris Cornell Death Threats

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One of the cool things about Twitter is the dialogue it can open up between artists and their fans. But as was recently the case for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, that communication can take a dark turn.

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Meet the ‘Double Pete Best’ of ’90s Rock

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For just about any band that eventually made it big, there's at least one guy who was in the lineup before they were famous -- their 'Pete Best,' if you will. But Jason Everman, who played guitar for Nirvana and bass for Soundgarden in the late '80s, narrowly missed his shot at the charts twice.

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Soundgarden Give Stellar Performance to Sold Out New York City Crowd

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Grunge icons Soundgarden rocked New York’s socks off as they performed to a lucky sold out crowd at Hammerstein Ballroom last night (Jan. 22).

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Win a Trip to See Soundgarden in Seattle!

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There's no doubt that Soundgarden are one of the hottest concert attractions in the rock world nowadays, especially since they've just released 'King Animal,' their first new album in 16 years. So how would you like to win a trip to see the band performing in their hometown of Seattle, where they began their rise to fame?

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Soundgarden Reveal Cover Art, Tracklist for ‘King Animal’ Album

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On Nov. 13, Soundgarden will release 'King Animal,' their sixth studio album. The first single and opening track, the aptly titled 'Been Away Too Long,' will be available digitally on Sept. 27.

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Soundgarden Set ‘King Animal’ as Title of November Album Release

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The moment that Soundgarden fans have been waiting for is quickly approaching. The reunited rockers took the next step to releasing their first music since 1996 by announcing that their next album will be titled 'King Animal.'

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