Soundgarden Live Concert Photography By Chad Lee

Soundgarden live concert photographs, ©Chad Lee Photography. Taken at the 2013 Monster Energy Drink Sponsored Rock on The Range .

Soundgarden Photos Rock On The Range 2013 Photos

They are an American rock band formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984.  Singer and rhythm guitarist Chris Cornell, lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro YamamotoMatt Cameron became the full-time drummer in 1986.  Bassist Ben Shepherd became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto in 1990. Cornell remained in Soundgarden until his death in May 2017, leaving Thayil as the only constant member of the band.

They were one of the seminal bands in the creation of grunge, a style of alternative rock that developed in Seattle, and was one of a number of grunge bands signed to the record label Sub Pop. Soundgarden was the first grunge band to sign to a major label (A&M Records in 1988), though the band did not achieve commercial success until they popularized the genre in the early 1990s with Seattle contemporaries Pearl Jam, Nirvana, and Alice in Chains.

The band achieved its biggest success with the 1994 album Superunknown, which debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.  Yieldeding the Grammy Award-winning singles “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman“. In 1997, the band broke up due to internal strife over its creative direction. After more than a decade of working on projects and other bands, Soundgarden reunited in 2010 and their sixth studio album, King Animal, was released two years later.[1]

As of 2012, Soundgarden sold more than 10.5 million records in the United States,[2] and an estimated 22.5 million worldwide.[3] VH1 ranked Soundgarden at number 14 in their special 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock.[4]

Tragically vocalist Chris Cornell commited suicide following a show in Detroit in May 2017. Just two days before being scheduled to headline this same 60,000 crowd festival. The band ended the Detroit show with the Led Zeppelin classic In My Time Of Dying just hours prior to taking his life. A bone chilling exit, knowing what he was about to do.

Seen here is footage of his final performance.

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