Grohl’s first reaction to hearing ‘Superunknown’? “Holy s–t! This is gonna be huge! It was the perfect meeting of the Beatles and Black Sabbath.”
On March 8, 1994, both Nine Inch Nails and Soundgarden released their seminal albums. Now, 20 years later, the two are sharing the bill for the very first time for a summer-long tour.
The band’s performance will take place during the iTunes Festival in Austin, TX, which is set to feature performances from Zedd, Coldplay and Imagine Dragons.
The album topped the charts in April of 1994.
Since the Pixies apparently only hire bassists named Kim, we spent time sweating over the supercomputers at Radio.com headquarters, weighing some potentially earth-shaking selections before finally coming up with five potential options to fill the gaping hole in Pixies’ lineup.
He explained that he played “Crazy Love” for his wife (who was sitting in the front row with their children) at their engagement party, and then thanked his mother-in-law — who was hanging out at side stage — for allowing him to marry her daughter. Later on in the show, he covered another mellow classic from the same year, Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” — another far cry from the harder songs Cornell used to cover and name-check.
Soundgarden’s lead guitarist looks back at the band’s earliest releases, their influence on other Seattle grunge acts like Alice in Chains, and why he’s pretty sure Steve Albini was never a fan of Nirvana.