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Chris Cornell Wins Posthumous Grammy Award for Best Recording Package

Chris Cornell sadly passed away in May 2017, but the Soundgarden and Audioslave vocalist lives on tonight (Sunday, January 26) at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. Chris Cornell: An Artist’s Legacy was awarded the Grammy for Best Recording Package, with graphic designers Barry Ament, Jeff Ament, and Joe Spix taking home the award. “Chris would be so proud!” a Vicky...

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Vicky Cornell Sues Soundgarden Over Allegedly Unpaid Royalties, Unreleased Recordings

The relationship between Vicky Cornell and the surviving members of Soundgarden has taken an acrimonious legal turn. In a new lawsuit, first reported by TMZ, Chris Cornell’s widow is seeking “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in allegedly unpaid royalties from the rest of the band, which she claims are “indisputably owed” to the late frontman’s estate. She...

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Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil: It Would Be “Ridiculous” If We Don’t Get to Finish Our Last Album With Chris Cornell

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil appeared on the SiriusXM show Trunk Nation recently and discussed the Chris Cornell vocal demos that are still in limbo. Following the frontman’s death in 2017, Thayil has been outspoken about Cornell apparently leaving behind enough vocal recordings to complete the new album the band was working on before their frontman’s passing. As Thayil has...

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The 40 Greatest Metal Albums of All Time

This article originally appeared in the September 2002 issue of SPIN. From Black Sabbath to Korn, here is the definitive list of records to break your mother’s heart (unless your mother happens to be Lita Ford). 40. Spinal Tap – This Is Spinal Tap and Tenacious D – Tenacious D Metal’s tough to satirize—even when...

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Which Artists Should Be Inducted Into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for induction in 2020 on Tuesday, October 15. Of the 16 artists nominated this year, nine of them are first-timers. And for both The Notorious B.I.G. and Dave Matthews Band, it’s also the first year of eligibility for induction. Some artists have had to wait...

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2020 Nominations: All the Surprises, Snubs, and Subtext

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announced its nominees for 2020 on Tuesday, October 15. Not all of the 16 artists—which include Soundgarden, Nine Inch Nails, and Depeche Mode—will get in. The nominating committee will narrow the list down to a group of five to seven inductees in December, and those musicians will be...

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Vicky Cornell: Chris Cornell Would Be “So Honored” by Soundgarden’s First Rock Hall Nomination

Vicky Cornell is celebrating Soundgarden’s first nomination for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. “Congratulations Soundgarden!” she tweeted after the nominations list was released on October 15. “I’m so proud! I know @chriscornell would be so honored! Thank you @rockhall this means so much & thank you to all the fans who’s love & support continues to...

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Why Soundgarden Thought Being Compared to Led Zeppelin Was “a Thorn” in Their Side

Soundgarden was nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for the first time on October 15. In celebration of this honor, we are republishing this early feature with Soundgarden, which originally appeared in the December 1989 issue of SPIN. They’re Axl’s favorite band, one of the 150 or so that Ian Astbury loves and hopes to produce, and...

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Soundgarden Refuses to Drop 2008 Fire Lawsuit Against Universal Music Group

In the two months since The New York Times Magazine published its bombshell report about hundreds of Universal Music Group artists allegedly losing their master recordings in a 2008 warehouse fire without their knowledge, the biggest shock wave has been a class action lawsuit filed against UMG on behalf of Soundgarden, Hole, Steve Earle, and the...

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Stream Soundgarden’s New Album Live from the Artists Den

Soundgarden have released a new live album. Titled Live from the Artists Den, the 29-track release documents the band’s 2013 performance at Los Angeles’ historic Wiltern Theater. The release is joined by a new concert film documenting the performance, which is also out today. Their Live from the Artists Den release includes fan favorites like...

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