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It’s Official: Soundgarden Is Recording A New Album

After months of rumors and speculation the band has announced “Our goal for 2011 – Let’s Make A Record” via their website.

There were only vague, open ended statements made by the members of the newly reunited Soundgarden about their plans for the future…that was until Tuesday. On their website Soundgarden finally made the announcement we’ve all been waiting for (and posted photographic evidence):

Over the past few months, we’ve been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together – exploring the creative aspect of being Soundgarden. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon. Thank you for all of the support!

Loudest of Love,

Ben, Chris , Kim and Matt

Here we are in February and it’s already shaping up to be one of the most exciting years for music (especially for grungers like me) in a long while. Soundgarden is set to release their first ever live record Live on I5 March 22nd and there is a rumored b-sides album we could see this year as well. Don’t be surprised if they announce that they will be playing at Pearl Jam’s 20th birthday bash music festival either. The festival’s details are still under wraps but here are the facts:

A)Pearl Jam has said they are talking to their friends’ bands about playing.

B) Matt Cameron is the drummer for Soundgarden and has been behind the kit for Pearl Jam since 1998 (the year after Soundgarden split).

C) It would be a good chance for a full Temple of The Dog performance (which I don’t think has ever happened).

Regardless of all that, it will be a good year if you are a fan of Soundgarden.

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