Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Soundgarden discuss Superunknown on its 20th anniversary

Soundgarden are marking the 20th anniversary of their breakthrough album, “Superunknown”, with an expanded reissue and an appearance on DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions, where a new video from the series features band members talking about recording the original project.

Propelled by the singles “Spoonman”, “Black Hole Sun”, “Fell On Black Days”, “My Wave” and “The Day I Tried To Live”, “Superunknown” debuted at No. 1 in the US and went on to sell more than 9 million copies worldwide, including 5 million in the States alone.

On June 3, Soundgarden will release a 20th anniversary edition of “Superunknown” in two versions: a 2-CD Deluxe Edition and a 5-CD Super Deluxe Edition.

The Seattle rockers filming an episode of Guitar Center Sessions in Austin, Texas recently during SXSW; the show will appear during the series’ upcoming eighth season, which debuts in May.

Soundgarden are currently on the road in South America in support of their latest album, “King Animal.” Drummer Matt Chamberlain is sitting in for the trek as Matt Cameron is unable to join them on the road this year due to his obligations with Pearl Jam.

The band launch a European tour in Istanbul, Turkey on June 6, and then team up with Nine Inch Nails for a summer tour of North America with dates starting July 19 in Las Vegas.

See also:

VIDEO: Soundgarden play first show with new drummer
Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden announce North American tour
VIDEO: Soundgarden perform Superunknown in full at iTunes Festival
Soundgarden to film Guitar Center Sessions episode at SXSW
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