FANDOM


Welcome to the Soundgarden Wiki

Soundgarden is an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by lead singer and drummer (at the time) Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Matt Cameron became the band's permanent drummer in 1986 while bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990.


Soundgarden Wallpaper by inertiafx


About
Chris Cornell Montreux Jazz Festival 2005

Chris Cornell Montreux Jazz Festival 2005

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 Seattle contemporaries Nirvana and Pearl Jam popularized "grunge" in the early 1990s.

Soundgarden achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard charts 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. On January 1, 2010, Cornell alluded to a Soundgarden reunion, though no details have yet been released. Soundgarden has sold over eight million records in the United States, and an estimated twenty million worldwide.


Featured Videos
Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun05:21

Soundgarden - Black Hole Sun


Blogs and News
Loading RSS data...


Image Gallery
Social Media

Discussions

Trending Discussions

Loading Discussions...


RockMusicFooter
Rock Music

Go to these sites for info or for help with your own wiki!

AC/DCBastilleThe Beatlesblink-182Bruce SpringsteenCoheed and CambriaColdplayEaglesElvis PresleyEvanescenceFall Out BoyGreen DayGuns 'N RosesIan ThomasJimi HendrixPanic! At The DiscoPink FloydPunk musicQueenR.E.M.R5RadioheadThe Rolling Stones

Want your community included? See how!

Music Wordmark

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.