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In 2014 we celebrate the 20th anniversary of Soundgarden’s massive album Superunknown which to date has sold 9 million albums worldwide and is certified five times platinum by the RIAA in the US. Both a critical and commercial success, in 1994 Superunknown debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts and earned the band two Grammys® for the singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” in 1995. As relevant today as they were in 1994, the multiplatinum-selling Soundgarden continues to be in the Top 10 most played artists on Active Rock radio and the band’s top 4 most played radio songs – accumulating over 1 million in total airplay and 4 billion in total audience to date – are all from this very beloved album: “Black Hole Sun,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Spoonman” and “The Day I Tried To Live.” In 2003, Rolling Stone ranked the album as one of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and the 100 Greatest Albums of the Nineties.
The 20th anniversary of Superunknown is a global priority and the band is very involved in the reissue celebration. Deluxe anniversary products will feature never-before-released bonus material and demos. As far as products, there is something for everyone from the hardcore, super fan to the teen who is just discovering Soundgarden’s music. In 2014 Soundgarden is touring the US and Europe in support of this Superunknown 20th anniversary and their latest album, 2012’s King Animal – their sixth album total and their first in sixteen years - debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200 and has scanned over 222,000 albums to date.
Soundgarden shows no signs of stopping; it's going to be a very loud year!
Chris Cornell - vocals, rhythm guitar
Ben Shepherd - bass guitar, drums, percussion, vocals, backing vocals
Kim Thayil - lead guitar
Matt Cameron - drums, percussion, mellotron, spoons (pots and pans)
April Acevez - viola
Artis the Spoonman - spoons
Michael Beinhorn - piano
Justine Foy - cello
Gregg Keplinger - drums, percussion
Natasha Shnieder - clavinet
Producer: Michael Beinhorn and Soundgarden
Recording engineers: Jason Corsaro and Adam Kasper (assistant)
Mixing engineer: Brendan O'Brien
Mastering engineer: David Collins