A limited-edition, orange-vinyl seven-inch reissue of SOUNDGARDEN's debut SubPop single, "Hunted Down" and the B-side "Nothing To Say", will be available at select independent record stores on "Record Store Day" (April 17).
"Record Store Day" celebrates the continued existence of independent record stores, mostly through live in-store appearances, performances and special limited-edition releases that will only be sold through participating stores on the day itself, which is April 17 this year.
For a list of participating stores, go to this location.
Multiple sources recently told both The Daily Swarm and the Chicago Tribune that a reunited SOUNDGARDEN is close to being confirmed as one of the headliners for the 2010 edition of Lollapalooza, scheduled for August 6-8 at Grant Park in Chicago. Representatives for the event have not commented on the reports, nor have they officially confirmed any performers for the festival.
Despite a cryptic January 1 announcement via singer Chris Cornell's Twitter account that many took to mean SOUNDGARDEN was coming back after a 13-year hiatus, the band has yet to officially unveil any plans.
ALICE IN CHAINS drummer Sean Kinney, who co-owns a Seattle club where the members of SOUNDGARDEN minus Cornell played a brief set last year, told The Pulse of Radio he hadn't heard much since then about a full reunion. "I haven't heard from any of them that they're actually doing it," he said. "I know there's talks of it. I know they're releasing stuff that they've had, rarities and kind of box set-ty deal, but I'd like to see 'em do some shows and they probably will. But I haven't heard that they will for sure."
One factor that could complicate plans for a SOUNDGARDEN reunion would be the schedule of drummer Matt Cameron, who is committed to shows this year with PEARL JAM, of which he has been a member since 1998.
The lineup for Lollapalooza, now entering its sixth year as a "destination" festival, is usually unveiled by organizers in April, with acts leaked beforehand.