Soundgarden is Back!
After a 12-year hiatus, Soundgarden is reuniting, as its frontman Chris Cornell tweeted on New Year’s eve.
“The 12 year break is over & school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”
All four members of the band–Cornell (frontman), Kim Thayil (guitarist), Ben Shepherd (bassist) and Matt Cameron (drummer)–have just agreed to get together again, creating more grunge notes for their awaiting fans.
The Seattle-based rock band has released 5 albums, with Grammy winning singles Black Hole and Spoonman (from the 1994 album Superunknown). They have sold eight million records in the United States of America, and an estimated twenty million worldwide.
In 1997 they broke up. After since each member of the band has been musically involved with other bands or done solo releases. Cornell formed Audioslave in 2001 with Rage against the Machine, but it was disbanded in 2007. He then released a solo album Scream in 2009.
Meanwhile, Thayil has been performing with various bands including the Presidents of the United States of America and the punk band WTO Combo. Shepherd and Cameron has been performing with Wellwater Conspiracy. Cameron has also tapped the beat for Queens of the Stone Age, the Smashing Pumpkins and Peter Frampton although his main band is Pearl Jam.