Kim Thayil

  • Blogs

    June 6, 2014

    Video: Gen X'ers Tell Us About the '90s at a Soundgarden Reunion Show

    When Soundgarden's Chris Cornell screamed the words "SPOOON MAN! Stop eating with those spoons and play those spoons!!" in 1990whatever, he sparked a revolution, one that wouldn't end until government outlawed the playing of spoons after several thousand injuries. Or something. We don't really remem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2013

    Saigon Kick Are Better Than Ever, Say Saigon Kick

    When Florida foursome Saigon Kick first hit in 1991, they were post-metal, pre-grunge, and their approach--often epic and grandiose in the best possible ways--was in a category of its own. Their 1992 sophomore album, The Lizard, featured the group's MTV and Billboard hit, the ballad, "Love Is on the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Soundgarden's Kim Thayil's Favorite Bands Sound Nothing Like Soundgarden

    For an (unintentional) architect of the "Seattle Sound," Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil sure likes a lot of punky New York and Detroit bands. He cites the MC5 as his all-time faves, with the Ramones a close second, also name-checking the Voidoids, Devo and Pere Ubu. Soundgarden, formed in 1984 b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 13, 2012

    Does Soundgarden Have Any Business Reuniting in 2012?

    For a band of impressive magnitude -- an unholy sum of Chris Cornell's wails, Kim Thayil's strangely tuned, beautifully heavy guitar, and the Zeppelin/Sabbath-indebted rhythm section of bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron -- Soundgarden's return from their decade plus absence has been kind ... More >>

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    June 29, 2011
  • Music

    October 6, 2010

    Unearthly Trance and the Temple of 'Doom'

    Five albums in, local Sabbath fiends crank up the bombast