In case you were drunk, asleep or distracted last night, Soundgarden announced a reunion. Frontman, Chris Cornell tweeted the following:
“The 12 year break is over & school is back in session.”
This confirms one of the worst kept secrets in town. They boys have been quietly meeting for months. I was sworn to secrecy, but a few websites have been leaking rumors for the last six months that fueled speculation.
And now it’s on – school is back in session.
Big Dumb Sex, Spoonman, Superunknown, Outshined, Flower, Fopp, I’m about to wet myself. Think of it. It’s the 90s all over again. MegaSuperWorldChanger bands like Alice in Chains, Nirvana, Soundgarden and Pearl Jam taught us about flannel, goatees and raw, growling anger set to flamethrower guitars. With three of the four elites back in full throat, we know this town rocks. But what are we about to learn from the Knights of the Soundtable?
Lesson 1.) There will be a new album. They aren’t getting back together to do an oldies tour of casinos and state fairs. Or to play the back of Chinese restaurants as Chris once mused.
Lesson 2.) Be on the lookout for warm up gigs under fake/nonsensical names.
Lesson 3.) The tour. The freakin’ tour!
Your homework assignment: Friend Chris on Twitter, and sign up for the band’s mailing list. http://soundgardenworld.com/ Oh, yes the music business is all about building lists these days. It’s a small price to pay.
And BTW are you following me on Twitter? www.twitter.com/JohnstonMike