Here There Be Nudedragons

It's tempting to forgive Cornell some of his mis-steps. But no: we must be resolute and unflinching in our moral superiority.

Or, as they’re perhaps more commonly known, Soundgarden. Y’know: Soundgarden. The most interesting band of the big Seattle four, who recently played a reunion show at the famous Showbox Theatre. That Soundgarden. And now there is a pro-shot video of their performance of Beyond The Wheel from that gig, which – quite honestly – defies all logical expectations, and both illogical ones. It’s gooooooooooood. That’s after the jump.

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Big Surprise(s) at Pearl Jam’s L.A. show

If you were lucky enough to have attended Pearl Jam’s show in L.A. on October 6, then you know that Temple of the Dog reunited for one song, “Hunger Strike,” when Chris Cornell joined the band onstage. It marks the first time in six years that all the members have shared a stage. The footage isn’t pro-shot but is definitely worth checking out. If that weren’t enough, PJ’s very next song (and last of the…

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New Alice in Chains video: ‘Your Decision’ (live @ Jimmy Kimmel)

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A few days ago, Rolling Stone published their review of AIC’s latest record “Black Gives Way to Blue,” awarding it 2.5 stars out of 5, in a one paragraph long piece. Mr. Christian Hoard, did you even listen to the album or did you just stream a few tracks over AOL? Have you ever listened to an AIC album, in the first place? Black Gives Way to Blue is no masterpiece, I’ll grant you that,…

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New but oldie – Nirvana’s Scoff (live @ Pine Street Theatre)

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HOLY FUCK! The whole interwebs is packed with Nirvana all of a sudden, with every blog blogging  and every speaker popping over the band’s insane rocker “Scoff,” played live almost 20 years ago at the Pine Street Theater. The song was released yesterday for free by Sub-Pop, being featured on the upcoming re-master and expanded version of Bleach, as part of its 20th anniversary. This expanded CD/double-LP will include a never-before-released live performance (allegedly, the…

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Aussie grunge in the US: Violent Soho tours

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Violent Soho is a young punk rock/grunge outfit from Brisbane, Australia that’s been making a lot of waves recently in the scene. Now, after extensive touring in the land down under with the likes of Reptiles, Cut Off Your Hands and The Mess Hal, they’re headed for a US stint alongside iconic indie band Built to Spill and Disco Doom. The East Coast tour will feature 11 dates, starting October 8th in Ithaca, NY. Check…

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Soundgarden make surprise return in Seattle

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What if you were told that there was a slim chance that Soundgarden might reform? Or if Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd actually got up on stage in Seattle earlier this week at a Tom Morello solo show? Well, as reported by Reverb (the Seattle Weekly music blog), what would “probably not happen” according to Chris Cornell in 2005, became a reality at The Crocodile Café last Tuesday evening. It was the trio’s…

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Songs of betrayal, revenge and defeat in the final album by Alice In Chains

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Album name: Alice In Chains Artist name: Alice In Chains Genre: Grunge/Alternative Rock Released: 1995 Label: Columbia ZME Rating: 8/10 Website: aliceinchains.com The final full length release by Alice In Chains has often been overlooked, if not criticised as their weakest offering. Despite reaching the number one spot in the U.S. Billboard chart, the eponymous finale by Seattle’s finest lacked the bite of Dirt or the understated beauty of Jar of Flies. This collection of…

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6 great grunge bands you would have never found out about [w/ bonus]

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Anybody here remember the good ol’ grunge days ?? Grunge was about …well it wasn’t about anything, really, but it changed our lives and despite the fact that it didn’t last for a whole lot of time some songs will be remembered forever, in the golden frame of eternity, and the influence of grunge is ever so present in our times. We all know Pearl Jam, Soundgarden, and of course, Nirvana; these guys were everywhere….

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