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Finally, hardcore fans will get the thing they've been waiting for for two decades now.
Attention Nine Inch Nails fans, there’s finally some news for you. Well, for the North American bunch at least – Trent Reznor and Co. are embarking on a US tour alongside Soundgarden. The bands drove fans into eager expectation with a series of teasers over this past week and late on Saturday, the official announcement was made. According to Billboard, the bands will kicks off on July 19th in Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood and ends in Los Angeles on August 25th at the Hollywood Bowl.
The two bands are reuniting after 20 years.
There are 22 US dates and one in Toronto and the two bands will be supported on all but two by Death Grips. NIN and Soundgarden have a history of shared performances. The last time the two bands shared a bill was was at Ontario's Molson Park in 1994 in a gig Trent Reznor later described as "a kind of professional showdown."
As Sasquatch! grows to two days the festival gets Outkast and Soundgarden as headliners.
Outkast's Andre 3000 will reunite with Big Boi for a string of festival appearances
The festival, which takes place in Washington is usually held over Memorial Day weekend but this year it will also take over the Fourth of July weekend for the first time ever. Outkast, who have reformed to play over 40 festivals this year will take the Memorial Day headline slot, while Soundgarden will close the Fourth of July festivities. It will once again take place at the Gorge Amphitheatre, in George, Washington.
The Memorial Day weekend line-up also includes the National, Queens of the Stone Age, M.I.A., Haim, Neko Case, and Tyler, the Creator. With sets by Maya Rudolph's Prince cover band Princess, Nick Swardson and Eric André taking place in the comedy tent. The Fourth of July weekend line-up is just as appetising with legendary bands Kraftwerk (who will bring their 3-D show) and New Order taking to the stage. As well as Frank Ocean, Röyksopp and Robyn, Neutral Milk Hotel. There’ll also be comedy from Demitri Martin, Eugene Mirman, W. Kamau Bell, John Hodgeman as well as a fireworks show.
Lead singer Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil and drummer Matt Cameron from grunge band Soundgarden are snapped arriving outside the Ed Sullivan Theater before their appearance on 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. Chris is the only bandmember to acknowledge the photographers and briefly waves at them while clutching his cell phone.
Still riding high at the top of the US Billboard chart, is Taylor Swift – everybody’s favourite country music princess turned pop star. Her album, Red, is currently enjoying its third week at the top of the US chart but there are some high profile releases coming out this week. We’ve profiled a few of them below but there are others to be considered too, such as Rolling Stones’ Greatest Hits anthology, GRRR! and Susan Boyle’s latest album, Standing Ovation.
Here’s our pick of the best US releases this week… our money’s on One Direction politely asking Taylor swift to leave that seat at the top of the Billboard chart, with their album Take Me Home. And hey, who could resist the charm of those young Brits, eh?
If anyone’s going to challenge Taylor this week, One Direction could well be the act to do it. Their debut album, Up All Night is already sitting respectably at number 23 in the Billboard albums chart and, with a recent appearance on the US X Factor show under their belts, they are surely destined for big things with their sophomore effort. They have already become one of the biggest success stories in chart history, in terms of UK imports. With their debut album, One Direction became the first British band in US chart history to top the Billboard 200 chart with a debut album. Their popularity has grown, even since then and they’re fast becoming one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their last single ‘Live While We’re Young’ was a number 3 hit and they’re our tip for the top this week.
Robbie Williams might be sitting pretty at the top of the UK Album Charts after the weekend, but if said charts have taught us anything, it’s that time makes fools of us all, and we fully expect Mr. Williams – comparatively an elder statesman of the British pop world compared to this week’s leading contender – to fall by the wayside this coming weekend.
Who are these young bucks, Brylcreemed up and smelly freshly of Lynx ready take the crown that Robbie’s new LP told us so explicitly to watch? Why it’s One Direction of course, who’ve graduated to stardom Stateside too since the release of their first album Up All Night last year. The X Factor alumni bring out their follow-up Take Me Home this week, and you’d have to be one of Williams’ family to bet against the youngsters knocking auld Rob off his perch.
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Formed in the early 1980s, Soundgarden are widely regarded as being pioneers of the grunge genre, though their commercial success was eclipsed by the likes of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The quartet disbanded in 1997, which led to frontman Chris Cornell finding success as a solo artist and part of Audioslave, but they've now reformed and are reportedly working on a new record.
Continue reading: Soundgarden, Live on 1-5 Album Review
When Chris Cornell tweeted about 'The Knights of the Sound Table' riding again last new year's eve, a palpable air of excitement arose from the fan base of one of the most overlooked, but arguably most seminal and important band of the grunge era. The bar for grunge reunions has been set fairly high in recent years, with lengthy tours and successful new albums by bands like Alice In Chains, Stone Temple Pilots and Hole. Unfortunately, thus far, Soundgarden have been unable to live up to the standard set by their peers, having played only a handful of shows and releasing Telephantasm, their second compilation in a row, after 1997's A-sides.
Continue reading: Soundgarden, Telephantasm Album Review
The news that the reformation of Soundgarden was immenent excited a lot of their fans. The bands new record Telephantasm was released last week through A&M Records and features some of their biggest and most popular hits including Black Hole Sun and Spoonman. The album can be purchased as a single disc or deluxe double album.
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