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Top 20 Songs: Week of February 10-16, 2013

Mary Ouellette, (2) The Loudwire Radio Top 20 is rocking hard this week. All That Remains  are spending a second week in the No. 1 position and holding strong, however Phil Labonte and his band may face a major challenge on next week’s charts. Deftones have been steadily moving up the charts in recent weeks and ‘Tempest’ is now knocking on the door to the top spot, moving up from No. 3 to No. 2. They flip-flop spots with former No. 1 act  Volbeat, who slide down from No. 2 to No. 3 with ‘Heaven Nor Hell.’ Alice in Chains ‘ ‘Hollow’ is also making strides toward the top of the charts, moving from No. 5 to No. 4 after a rapid ascent in recent weeks. And Young Guns make the biggest move on the charts this week, jumping up from No. 8 to No. 5 on the countdown. On the downward spiral, former No. 1 ‘Enemies’ from Shinedown slides six big notches from No. 14 to No. 20. This week also sees the debut of two new tracks. The ‘Sound City’ collaboration of Dave Grohl and Corey Taylor on ‘From Can to Can’t’ arrives at No. 18, with Soundgarden ‘s ‘By Crooked Steps’ one slot behind at No. 19. Soundgarden actually replaces one track with another as ‘Been Away Too Long’ along with Hinder ‘s ‘Save Me’ are the two songs leaving the countdown this week. Check out the full list of top 20 songs of this week’s countdown below and be sure to tune in and crank it up to rock out to Loudwire Radio this weekend. To find out where you can hear the countdown, click on the red button below. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 19. Soundgarden, ‘By Crooked Steps’ 18. Dave Grohl + Corey Taylor, ‘From Can to Can’t’ 17. Hollywood Undead, ‘We Are’ 16. Otherwise, ‘I Don’t Apologize’ 15. Green Day, ‘X-Kid’ 14. P.O.D., ‘Higher’ 13. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘The Pride’ 12. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 11. Three Days Grace, ‘The High Road’ 10. 3 Doors Down, ‘One Light’ 9. Papa Roach, ‘Where Did the Angels Go’ 8. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 7. Halestorm, ‘Freak Like Me’ 6. Adelitas Way, ‘Alive’ 5. Young Guns, ‘Bones’ 4. Alice in Chains, ‘Hollow’ 3. Volbeat, ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 2. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 1. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up’ [button href=”” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Clutch vs. Soundgarden – Cage Match

Photos: Freeman Promotions / Clutch and their tune ‘Earth Rocker’ took down Corey Taylor and Dave Grohl’s collaborative tune ‘From Can to Can’t’ in the last Cage Match but will they be able to continue to reign against their latest competition? Soundgarden enter the Cage Match with their new single ‘By Crooked Steps’ off their latest album ‘King Animal.’ Coincidentally, the video for the song was directed by previous Cage Match contender Dave Grohl. Soundgarden are currently on tour in the United States. For a full list of dates, go here . Also check out our exclusive photos of the band rocking out at one of two recent sold-out New York City shows. So will Soundgarden take the win ‘By Crooked Steps’ or will it be smooth sailing for Clutch and their track ‘Earth Rocker’? (This Cage Match will run until Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 8AM ET. Fans can vote once per hour! So come back and vote often to make sure your favorite song wins!) Clutch, ‘Earth Rocker’ Soundgarden, ‘By Crooked Steps’ Sorry, you need to have javascript running to see this poll. Email Me When Cage Match Winners Are Announced Enter your email address below to receive the Loudwire newsletter, which will include notification of the daily winner of the Cage Match, as well as our top stories of the day. Email Rules of Cage Match: Fans can vote once per hour for their favorite song. If a song remains the reigning champ for five straight cage matches, it is retired to the Loudwire Cage Match Hall of Fame. With so many great songs out there, we have to give other bands a chance!

Daily Reload: Tool, Soundgarden + More

Tool Dissectional – Tool ‘s new album may be delayed a little longer as an undisclosed band member suffered serious injuries in a Vespa crash. [ Loudwire ] – Soundgarden have unleashed their ‘By Crooked Steps’ video, directed by Dave Grohl . [ Loudwire ] – Slipknot and Stone Sour vocalist Corey Taylor reveals in our exclusive interview that his love for expletives dates back to a Kindergarten incident. [ Loudwire ] – Rob Caggiano says the primary reason for his exit from Anthrax is that his heart “simply wasn’t in it anymore.” [ Loudwire ] – Brian “Head” Welch discusses his reunion with  Korn and if more U.S. dates and actual recording might follow. [ Loudwire ] – Def Leppard say their upcoming Las Vegas residency may signify the start of writing new material. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – With the Super Bowl coming this weekend, Ultimate Classic Rock chooses the Top 5 Super Bowl Halftime Performances. [ Ultimate Classic Rock ] – Devo , Bad Religion and Flag lead the 2013 Punk Rock Bowling lineup in Las Vegas. [ ] – What are the 10 Best College Rock Albums? counts ‘em down here: [ ]

Soundgarden Recruit Dave Grohl to Direct Video for ‘By Crooked Steps’

Soundgarden: Official Instagram When Dave Grohl isn’t working on his ‘Sound City’ documentary and jamming with Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age , Them Crooked Vultures, his former Nirvana bandmates or Paul McCartney , he’s hanging out with his friends in Soundgarden to direct the band’s latest video. Perhaps the hardest working man in the world of rock, Dave Grohl’s latest project is behind the camera, directing Soundgarden’s upcoming video for ‘By Crooked Steps.’ Not a great deal of information has been released about the video’s concept, but through a number of pictures posted on Soundgarden’s Instagram page , ‘By Crooked Steps’ will showcase a biker theme. Following a motorcycle club called “Crooked Steps,” the patches on the back of biker gang members depicts the grim reaper armed with his trusty scythe, and if you look closely, you’ll even see some patches with a middle finger flipping the bird. Scenes depicted in the available still images show frontman Chris Cornell playing a rousing game of cards, some seedy dive bar moments and shots of Soundgarden performing ‘By Crooked Steps.’ Soundgarden are set to embark on a 2013 North American tour, beginning in New York City on Jan. 16 and concluding in Los Angeles on Feb. 16. Check out the full list of tour dates by clicking here . [button href=”” title=”Next: Soundgarden – Banned Music Videos” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Rock ‘Live on Letterman’ Gig at New York’s Ed Sullivan Theater New Yorkers had the opportunity to see Soundgarden play at the very intimate Ed Sullivan Theater as part of the ‘Live on Letterman’ concert series. Soungarden are out in promotion of ‘King Animal,’ their first album in 16 years, and they kicked off the night with new tracks ‘Worse Dreams’ and ‘By Crooked Steps.’ Seven out of the 10 songs they played were off of ‘King Animal’ which gave fans a first listen at hearing the new tunes in a live setting. It took a while for the crowd to warm up, as many were hearing these songs for the first time, but the enthusiasm built pulled out some classics such as ‘Incessant Mace,’ ‘Beyond the Wheel’ and ‘Fell on Black Days.’ Soundgarden sounded flawless as Cornell’s vocal range took our ears to an entirely new level. The serious shredding skills of guitarist Kim Thayil is mind blowing when you see him perform live, and the booming bass of Ben Shepherd and steady beats from drummer Matt Cameron topped it all off. During the performance Cornell, joked that that David Letterman was managing them now. Earlier in the evening, while they were taping their appearance on CBS ‘Late Show,’ host David Letterman told the band after their performance that he’d like to manage the band. Cornell went on to quip that the band is not doing any more small gigs, only Madison Square Garden from now on. That joke didn’t last long, since right after ‘Live on Letterman,’ Cornell did in fact play a “small gig,” for a big cause. Cornell performed a solo set which was a benefit show for Hurricane Sandy victims at Bowery Ballroom. In a surprise, he was joined by his Soundgarden bandmates during that gig. Soundgarden’s takeover of New York City continues tonight (Nov. 13) with a gig at Irving Plaza. Check Out Soundgarden’s ‘Live On Letterman’ Set ‘Live On Letterman’ Set list: 1. Worse Dreams 2. By Crooked Steps 3. Incessant Mace 4. Beyond the Wheel 5. Taree 6. A Thousand Days Before 7. Eyelid’s Mouth 8. Non-State Actor 9. Fell on Black Days 10. Rowing

Soundgarden, ‘King Animal’ – Album Review

Seven Four Entertainment/Republic With a monstrous 16 year hiatus between Soundgarden ‘s last studio release and their newest offering ‘King Animal,’ the group’s fans likely had a lot of questions leading up to the return of one of rock’s most beloved bands. The biggest question of course lies within their sound. While it helped mold a new revolutionary genre back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, does it have staying power for a whole new century? The answer is a resounding ‘yes.’ ‘King Animal’ settles in nicely, picking up right where the band left off so many years ago and taking care of a lot of unfinished business. ‘King Animal’ displays the familiar sounds of Soundgarden without getting too caught up in nostalgia, something that can often handcuff bands trying to rise up from the ashes of their past. The band, feeling revitalized and a sense of renewal with this disc, see their reunion as more of a rebirth rather than a comeback, and the creative inspiration fueling that sentiment can be felt throughout ‘King Animal.’ Although the vibe is undeniably Soundgarden — moody, groove-laden rock — the band’s evolution is on full display, as Chris Cornell’s iconic vocals and Kim Thayil’s guitar work provide a sonic power that’s impeccably complemented by the the rhythm section of drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd. The first single ‘Been Away Too Long’ serves as a battle cry for the band’s triumphant return. It’s almost as if the band wrote a personal letter to their fans with Cornell’s brooding confessions, “I’ve been away for too long” and “I only ever really wanted a break.” Sixteen years may have been too long indeed, but Soundgarden are clearly back. With everyone in the band with at least one writing credit to their name on ‘King Animal,’ the songs cover a lot of sonic terrain from the explosive drums that fuel ‘By Crooked Steps’ to the ethereal swirling vocals on ‘Blood on the Valley Floor.’ The haunting lingering vibe left by the intricate web of sound spun in ‘Bones of Birds’ is arguably one of the disc’s best offerings, followed by the visual soundscape painted by ‘Taree.’ ‘King Animal’ offers up an eclectic mix of visual imagery, thought provoking prose, all set to a timeless soundscape of flourishing rock with a reminiscent feel. In music, it’s sometimes difficult to stand the test of time but Soundgarden prove with ‘King Animal’ that they did not reassemble simply to preserve a legacy but to build on one that’s already firmly in place.

Soundgarden’s ‘King Animal’ Best Buy Edition Bolstered With Bonus Tracks

Facebook: Soundgarden Fans have been anxiously awaiting a new album from  Soundgarden for more than 15 years, and the Nov. 13 arrival of ‘King Animal’ is just a couple weeks away. A deluxe edition of the release will also be available at Best Buy that includes extra tracks. In addition to the 13 songs on ‘King Animal,’ demo versions of the songs ‘Black Saturday,’ ‘Bones of Birds,’ ‘By Crooked Steps,’ ‘A Thousand Days Before’ and ‘Worse Dreams’ will also be included.  Finished versions of all five songs also appear on the album. ‘Been Away Too Long’ is the first single from ‘King Animal.’ Frontman Chris Cornell describes the song as “a look back at history in sort of a strange atmospheric way.” Cornell called the song’s lyrical narrative a way of saying, “We’ve been gone for 15 years and now we’re back. It’s about time, and we still have something to say about rock music that no one else is saying — and I feel confident about saying that.” So why did the band split up back in 1997? Cornell says , “We broke up because we were bored of the periphery, all of the things that are outside of the band playing music and writing songs, playing shows – that part got really boring.” Bassist Ben Shepherd adds, “The part that is outside of writing songs and playing shows. So it wasn’t the Soundgarden thing, it was the outside of Soundgarden.” Soundgarden will play the British TV show ‘Later With Jools Holland’ on Nov. 6. According to Grunge Report , they’ve also just booked a ‘Live on Letterman’ mini concert following their Nov. 12 appearance on the ‘Late Show With David Letterman,’  and they have two European concerts scheduled on Nov. 7 (Dortmond, Germany) and Nov. 9 (London, England). [button href=”” title=”Next: 10 Best Soundgarden Songs” align=”center”]