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?
Matt Cameron will definitely look fondly upon 2011, as it was the year that his current band, Pearl Jam, celebrated the 20th anniversary of the 'Ten' album and spent a good portion of the year reflecting through concerts, films, books and special appearances. It was also the year that his original band, Soundgarden, truly started to find their groove as they worked toward a new album and played some dates after reuniting.
Although they were reared on a steady diet that included exposure to bands like Black Sabbath and Led Zeppelin, they took issue with certain elements of the songs, bands and sounds that were popular at the time. Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil once said that the band’s mission included the goal of sounding like “Black Sabbath without the parts that suck.”
Seattle rock royalty Soundgarden returned to form in 2010 after several defunct years. Since getting back together, fans have been salivating at the thought of hearing new Soundgarden material, and while their new album isn’t due out until later this year, the band recently contributed a brand-spanking new track to the soundtrack for the upcoming flick ‘The Avengers.’