Nirvana bass player tweets out Soundgarden’s latest song snippet
Nirvana bass player Krist Novoselic is absolutely, positively thrilled that Soundgarden are finally pumping out new tracks. Earlier this week, Novoselic tweeted out the snippet of the ‘90s grunge rock band’s new song that Chris Cornell shared with the world earlier, and Novoselic says he’s a fan. ““What the world, needs now, is Soundgarden, sweet Soundgarden,” he commented, also tweeting out a video clip. Followers tweeted back, mainly agreeing with the bass man.
The video Novoselic tweeted is a brief snippet of Soundgarden’s upcoming new single, called “Live to Rise,” which is the grunge rock outfit’s first newly recorded song in over 15 years. Take a listen to a piece of the song, here. Soundgarden are currently putting the finishing touches on their new album, the follow-up to 1996’s “Down on the Upside.” The set’s release date has been pushed back a few times, and at this point, it’s expected to drop this fall.
Soundgarden are also expected to go out on a proper tour to promote the new album, and 2012 show dates are already starting to surface. The gents just booked a headlining spot at London’s annual Hard Rock Calling music festival, which takes place July 13 through July 15 in Hyde Park, London. The festival also features headlining performances from Bruce Springsteen and Paul Simon. Soundgarden headlines Friday, July 13, with Springsteen playing Saturday, July 14, and Simon closing out the festival on Sunday, July 15. Find more information on the festival’s official website.
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