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Soundgarden
Rock band

Founding date

: 1984

Founding place

: Seattle, Washington, US

Founded

: 33 years ago


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  • American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto
Founded:1984
How old is Soundgarden in 2017? 33 years
Where was Soundgarden founded?Seattle, Washington, US
Nationality:American


Who is Soundgarden? / Facts


  • Matt Cameron became the band's full-time drummer in 1986, while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990
  • Cornell died suddenly and unexpectedly in May 2017, leaving Thayil as the only remaining original member left in Soundgarden
  • Soundgarden was one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop
  • Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains
  • Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart and yielded the Grammy Award-winning singles "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman"
  • In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction
  • After more than a decade of working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later
  • As of 2012, Soundgarden sold more than 10.5 million records in the United States, and an estimated 22.5 million worldwide
  • VH1 ranked Soundgarden at number 14 in their special 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock

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