Soundgarden facts for kids
|Origin||Seattle, Washington USA|
|Genres||Grunge, alternative metal, alternative rock, heavy metal|
|Years active||1984 - 1997, 2010-2019|
|Labels||Sub Pop Records
|Associated acts||Skin Yard, Temple of the Dog, Pearl Jam, Hater, Wellwater Conspiracy, Chris Cornell, Audioslave, Nirvana|
|Past members||Chris Cornell
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.
- Chris Cornell - vocals, rhythm guitar (1984 – 1997)
- Kim Thayil - lead guitar (1984 - 1997)
- Ben Shepherd - bass (1990 – 1997)
- Matt Cameron - drums (1986 - 1997)
|1989||Louder Than Love||108||—|
|1996||Down on the Upside||1||7|
Images for kids
Frontman Chris Cornell performing live at the Montreux Jazz Festival, 2005.
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