Unreleased material from Soundgarden coming later this year

The first bit of new music from Soundgarden will be released later this year in the form of a playable song on the video game Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock.

The unreleased song “Black Rain” is a part of the tracklist for the game, which will be released Sept. 21, 2010. The song will be the first bit of new music from the newly reunited band in more than a decade. Since reuniting not much has been going on in the Soundgarden camp this year aside from playing a one-off reunion show at the Showbox (read Ear Candy’s review here) and prepping for its upcoming Lollapalooza headlining set. A heavily rumored box set that is expected to include rarities, b-sides and more unreleased goodies has yet to be dated for release. Perhaps “Black Rain” surfacing is a good sign the box set will see the light of day some time this year.

A reunited band releasing highly anticipated new music via video game isn’t a new marketing tactic. A few years back Rock Band 2 featured “Shackler’s Revenge,” a then unreleased song by Guns N Roses, when Axl Rose was attempting to make a comeback with Chinese Democracy. Of course, Soundgarden is a bit of a different beast than GNR.

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  1. You know they actually DON’T want bootlegs of this show..even though there’s dozens of youtube videos floating around that haven’t been taken down.

    And..Cameron comes from Pearl Jam. Who actually ENDORSE audio recording! They even have the same management running the stupid official Soundgarden site now.


    We disappear for 13 years and now, NO RECORDING ALLOWED! I’m sorry you’re so entitled to you’re music guys.

    Last time I checked none of you cared enough to continue. Now you’re just riding a nostalgia wave.

    Well, prove me wrong. Right good songs and play awesome setlists of songs you never would’ve played otherwise. And not just Down On the Upside, part 2.


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