Tag Archives: Soundgarden

Northwest Artists React on Social Media to Chris Cornell’s Death

Since news came out this morning of Chris Cornell‘s death, the world has been reeling. As the lead vocalist of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, Cornell’s powerful voice and presence had a profound impact on the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the day, local artists have been sharing their condolences and memories. The responses areRead more…

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RIP Chris Cornell

You read that right. We’re just as surprised to learn of his passing as you are. Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room late last night, has been a Seattle institution for decades, having formed Soundgarden in 1984 and predating in popularity nearly all of the so-called “grunge” bands around them.Read more…

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Take Your Mama Out: KEXP’s Mothers Day Video Roundup

It’s time to take your mama out all night. No, really, ’cause it’s Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th, and moms don’t get the props they deserve for what has to be one of the most thankless jobs on the planet. Plus, they physically pushed you out of their body. That in itself deserves a bouquetRead more…

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Monday Music News

It definitely seems like Radiohead have something in plan for the 20th anniversary of their critically-acclaimed album OK Computer. Last week, rumors started bubbling when mysterious posters appeared across the world. Today, they band have tweeted a 29-second video to fan the flames: a young girl’s voice recites lyrics from an early draft of theRead more…

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KEXP Exclusive Interview: Kim Thayil of Soundgarden on Ultramega OK

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, a former DJ at KEXP (KCMU), was kind enough to stop by the KEXP studios to share his thoughts on a multitude of topics and one of the most exciting nuggets he shared was the news that the band had taken back the rights to 1988’s Ultramega OK from SST, in orderRead more…

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Monday Music News

New Beck songs! Well, new-ish. Back in 2011, Beck contributed two original pieces for the film soundtrack to D.J. Caruso‚Äôs thriller, I Am Number Four. Over the weekend, Caruso shared two of those songs online, which you can stream below. No definite news on the long-awaited follow-up to 2014’s Morning Phase; late last year, theRead more…

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Wednesday Music News

As we mentioned earlier this month, Seattle’s own Soundgarden are set to reissue their 1988 debut LP Ultramega OK. Like previous reissues, it’ll come bundled with cool previously unreleased bonus tracks, like this early demo of “Beyond the Wheel.” Sub Pop explains, “The [early versions] were recorded in 1987 on 8-track tape by Jack EndinoRead more…

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Remembering Bowie: KEXP Exclusive Interviews

In this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to find any musician who wasn’t influenced by David Bowie. KEXP has chatted with just a few, which we share below, on this one year anniversary of Bowie’s passing. KEXP celebrates the life of David Bowie on-air beginning Sunday, January 8th, on what would have been DavidRead more…

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Record Store Day Black Friday 2016 Preview

Black Friday is upon us, and nothing makes us happier than the blackest black of a vinyl record! This year’s Black Friday is extra special for us, as local label Light In The Attic Records will be opening a store in the KEXP Gathering Space, bringing the exclusive, limited-edition releases right to us. This annualRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Black Francis makes his video directorial debut today with the clip for “Um Chagga Lagga,” off the latest Pixies LP, Head Carrier. Francis (er, “Mr. Black”?) wrote, storyboarded, produced, and directed the clip in Toulouse, France, and the video features scenes of the countryside there, alongside black and white footage of the band. Enjoy below!Read more…

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