SOUNDGARDEN: Previously Unreleased Song Receives World Premiere On 107.7 THE END
"Black Rain", a previously unreleased SOUNDGARDEN song which was recorded during the sessions for 1991's "Badmotorfinger" album, received its world premiere earlier tonight (Sunday, August 8) on the Seattle, Washington radio station 107.7 The End. The band also chatted about everything that is happening with its 2010 reunion from a hotel room in Chicago. A short audio clip of that can be streamed below.
SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell told USA Today that "Black Rain" captures "that super heavy version (of the band) we were finally realizing to its fullest potential about 1991."
"Black Rain" will be included on new SOUNGARDEN hits collection called "Telephantasm", which is due on September 28.
The set will be bundled exclusively for one week with copies of Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock, marking the first time that a full-length music retail CD has been made available as part of a video game package.
Cornell said that the partnership with Guitar Hero is a way to re-introduce the band — which broke up 13 years ago — to new audiences, explaining, "There are a lot of different ways to get your music out (and) . . . this clearly to me is one way to do that. Guitar Hero has actually turned on a lot of young music fans to music that they otherwise might not have ever heard."
Expanded editions of "Telephantasm" will also be available on September 28.
The reunited SOUNDGARDEN played this past Thursday night (August 5) at the intimate Vic Theatre in Chicago, just three days before it headlined the third day of the Lollapalooza festival in the Windy City's Grant Park on Sunday, August 8.
Cornell told USA Today in his first interview since SOUNDGARDEN reunited earlier this year that the group is taking its return one day at a time, saying, "I think our goal now is to do what we always wanted to do, which is to — at our own pace and in our own time — just do what we want when we want to do it. Whether it's shows, songs, whatever it might be, records, we'll know when we get there."
SOUNDGARDEN's gig at the Lollapalooza festival in Chicago was only its third gig since the reunion was announced in January.
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