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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.

Soundgarden Rarities Album to Include Tons of Classic Rock Covers

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

If the five-disc 'Super Deluxe' edition of 'Superunkown' from earlier this year wasn't enough Soundgarden for your ears in 2014, the band has just announced the release of a three-disc rarities set coming out next month.

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Neil Young’s Bridge School Benefit Concerts to Feature Pearl Jam, Soundgarden

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Pearl Jam and Soundgarden will perform at Neil Young's annual concerts to benefit the Bridge School.

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25 Years Ago: Soundgarden Fire an Opening Shot in the Alt-Rock Revolution With ‘Louder Than Love’

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On Sept. 5, 1989, a little-known band named Soundgarden -- hailing from the cold, cloudy and rainy metropolis of Seattle -- helped set the wheels of an alternative music revolution in motion with an album that dared to claim it was ‘Louder Than Love.’

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Soundgarden Guitarist Renews Smashing Pumpkins Feud

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What's better: a band that functions as a creative democracy, or one that serves as a brand name for one guy calling all the creative shots?

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Chris Cornell Stalker Arrested

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Charged with stalking Chris Cornell, a Tampa resident has been arrested and ordered to stay away from an upcoming Soundgarden show.

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Win A Guitar Signed By Soundgarden + Tickets To A Show With Nine Inch Nails

Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire
Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

The two bands are celebrating a pair of influential 1994 albums, released on the very same day.

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Soundgarden Bring ‘Superunknown’ to New York

Liz Ramanand, UltimateClassicRock
Liz Ramanand, UltimateClassicRock

With no opener needed, Soundgarden celebrated the 20th Anniversary of their notable 1994 album ‘Superknown’ with a sold out show in New York City at Webster Hall. Fans packed in for a truly unforgettable show.

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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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SoundgardenWorld.com

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

Black Sabbath, Soundgarden, and Motorhead
Kevin Winter / Theo Wargo, Getty Images

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

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