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Soundgarden poised to reform in 2010

Chris Cornell

Story by Jack Foley

SOUNDGARDEN are poised to reform in 2010 with a view to playing a series of concerts.

The US rockers, fronted by Chris Cornell, disbanded in 1997 following tensions among the band and have been “on hiatus” for 12 years as Cornell looked to pursue a solo career.

Commenting via their website, however, Soundgarden suggested that they are set to reform soon, saying: “The 12 year break is over and school is back in session!”

Frontman Cornell has also stoked the rumours by adding on his Twitter page, Twitter.com/chriscornell: “Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”

It has not yet been revealed what exactly the reunion will entail if it is confirmed, although it will include guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron.

However, drummer Cameron is also commited to playing with Pearl Jam through the spring and summer of 2010, so dates and places are still in the works as a suitable schedule is worked out.

After forming in 1984, Soundgarden were at the forefront of the Seattle grunge scene with hits including Outshined, Spoonman, Nothing to Say and Black Hole Sun.