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Soundgarden
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Background information
Origin Seattle, Washington USA
Genres Grunge, alternative metal, alternative rock, heavy metal
Years active 1984 - 1997, 2010-2019
Labels Sub Pop Records
SST Records
A&M Records
Associated acts Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, Chris Cornell, Audioslave, Nirvana
Past members Chris Cornell
Kim Thayil
Matt Cameron
Ben Shepherd
Hiro Yamamoto
Scott Sundquist
Jason Everman

Soundgarden was an American rock band. They began in Seattle, Washington, in 1984.

Soundgarden helped create the sound of grunge music. This is a genre of alternative rock that first became popular in Seattle. They were first signed to a local record label Sub Pop. Later, they were the first grunge band to sign to a major label, A&M Records, in 1988.

Soundgarden became well-known with the 1994 album Superunknown. It debuted at number one on the Billboard charts. Two singles won Grammy Awards; "Black Hole Sun" and "Spoonman". VH1 has ranked Soundgarden at number 14 in their special 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.

In 1997, the band broke up because they could no longer agree on the sound of their musical future. The members worked on other projects for more than ten years. Soundgarden got back together in 2010. Two years later, they released their sixth studio album, King Animal.

On May 17, 2017, frontman Chris Cornell died in his Detroit hotel room, the night after a concert at the city's Fox Theatre.

Members

Discography

Release
year
Album US
chart
UK
chart
1988 Ultramega OK
1989 Louder Than Love 108
1991 Badmotorfinger 39 39
1994 Superunknown 1 4
1996 Down on the Upside 1 7
1997 A-Sides 63 90
2010 Telephantasm

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