The Return of Soundgarden

Soundgarden performs live at the Show Box on April 16, 2010 in Seattle, WA

If Alice in Chains can do it then Soundgarden definitely can.  Only a few years ago Pearl Jam was considered one of the only important survivors from the early 90’s Seattle grunge scene.  Meanwhile, Chris Cornell had found success with his new band Audioslave and many AIC fans never imagined Alice In Chains would reform after the death of their frontman, Layne Staley, who died of a drug overdose in 2002.  Alice In Chains reformed in 2005 and released a new studio album in 2009.  Soundgarden, on the other hand, recently announced their reformation with a post on their official website stating, “school is back in session”.  Soundgarden recently played their first show together since reforming, billed as “The Nude Dragons”.

Soundgarden plans to play Lollapalooza in August and there’s even talk of recording a new album.  Interestingly enough, both Pearl Jam and Soundgarden now share the same drummer, Matt Cameron, who joined Pearl Jam after Soundgarden’s break up in 1997.  So if there’s any trouble balancing acts, they could always tour together.  So maybe the Seattle sound is coming back a bit after all, but this time perhaps without the same flannel grunge fashion it had in the early 90s.  Meanwhile, here’s a link to a video from Soungarden’s April performance.

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