Day 3 of the Beale Street music festival began under warm sunny skies with calm winds. The near perfect conditions brought crowds into the festival grounds early to lounge in the summer like weather, enjoy the many sumptuous food offerings and imbibe their favorite beverages. One local treat being offered up was a giant portion of boiled crawfish with corn on the cob, potatoes, and peppers. The $10 serving was enough to feed at least two hungry people.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was reported having died last night in Detroit. His death was “sudden and unexpected” and the singer’s family would be “working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause.” according to The New York Times. The band was scheduled to perform next at Rock on the Range Festival in Columbus, Ohio.
To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the band's celebrated 1991 album Badmotorfinger, Soundgarden today released four special reissue editions of the album via UMe/A&M Records. Originally released on October 8th, 1991, Badmotorfinger spawned three singles, "Jesus Christ Pose," "Outshined" and "Rusty Cage" and became Soundgarden's highest-charting album on the Billboard Album chart at the time. It has been certified 2x-platinum by the RIAA in the U.S. See below for a list of configurations now available.
Soundgarden celebrates the 25th anniversary release of their classic 1991 album Badmotorfinger by releasing four special editions on November 18th via UMe/A&M Records. The North American and European pre-orders launch today. See below for pre-order links. Those who pre-order will receive an instant download of a studio outtake of the track "Rusty Cage."