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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.

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There’s a Fight Brewing Over Temple of the Dog’s Master Tapes

A&M Records is suing the owner of a Seattle facility where the grunge classic 'Temple of the Dog' was recorded, trying to reclaim the master tapes.

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A&M Records

21 Years Ago: Soundgarden Join Rock’s Elite With Unique, Daring ‘Superunknown’

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

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Soundgarden Vs. Poison – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Poison and Soundgarden do battle in the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame arena.

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Theo Wargo, Getty Images

Soundgarden Rarities Album to Include Tons of Classic Rock Covers

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

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’

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

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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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Chris Cornell Stalker Arrested

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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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com / Spencer Kaufman, Loudwire

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

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

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Liz Ramanand, UltimateClassicRock

Soundgarden Bring ‘Superunknown’ to New York

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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