So, Soundgarden, played Lollapalooza 2010 over the weekend. They just played their usual greatest hits on that gig. Most band reunion’s are silly but Soundgarden is the only band reunion that is worth happening. Why? Because, the world felt Soundgarden ended their career so quick, they ended their career so early. Soundgarden fans felt like the band could have gone on longer which is the sudden breakup for the band. It was too early for the band to call it quits in the early 90’s after their ’96 album “Down on the Upside” their last studio record.
All we can do is hope and pray for a new Soundgarden album in the future and a full time World tour. That’s the point with these few new Soundgarden gigs. They were a test to see if they still had their popularity and to see if they still have that “energy”. Well, we all know that Soundgarden still HAS IT! While the band didn’t yet announce a new album and new tour, it could be a possibility that it might happen. Their Lollapalooza gig was a hit. So I don’t see why it wouldn’t happen.
The last few Soundgarden gigs, it definitely looked like they were very happy to be back and having fun again. So I think they WILL stay around longer. The band soon to be releasing, “Telephantasm” is a little hint of that. I’m sure the band is discussing a full time return so we’ll have to wait and see. I don’t care about other band reunions, but Soundgarden deserves to stick around for a lot of reasons.