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Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd of Soundgarden Reflect on Breakup, Talk New Single Soundgarden ’s new album ‘King Animal’ is due out on Nov. 13 and fans received their first taste of what’s in store with the disc’s debut single ‘Been Away Too Long.’ According to the band, the new tune is a very literal take on their extended absence and return to music. In a new interview with OnstageWeb frontman Chris Cornell and bassist Ben Shepherd sat down to talk about their break up, reuniting, the first single, and today’s music scene. The first thing they tackle is the single ‘Been Away Too Long. When asked what it really means, Cornell responded, “It means that a group, in this case personified by Soundgarden, has been away and the length of that away time has suddenly become maybe overextended.” He continued, “So been away too long, like thank God we’re back now. It seems like it might have been a little bit too long for us to be gone.” On the reason why Soundgarden broke up in 1997, Cornell explains it was everything but the music, saying, “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.” Shepherd chimed in as well, adding, “The part that is outside of writing songs and playing shows. So it wasn’t the Soundgarden thing, it was the outside of Soundgarden.” In the absence of Soundgarden, both seemed surprised that a new rock revival hasn’t taken over. “I always expected that after we broke up or even maybe before we broke up that there should be or would be some very vital scene, numerous interesting rock bands that are kind of taking the history of rock music and making it their own,” explained Cornell. “Updating it and making it their own vital thing like a child with a new toy.” Check out the full interview with Cornell and Shepherd below. Watch the Full Interview with Soundgarden [button href=”” title=”10 Best Soundgarden Songs” align=”center”]

Periphery Drop Out of Remaining Summer Slaughter Dates Due to ‘Family Emergency’

Bad news for upcoming Summer Slaughter audiences — progressive metal act Periphery have been forced to drop out of the remaining Summer Slaughter dates due to a “family emergency.” Periphery have been steadily making a bigger name for themselves throughout 2012, with the release of their highly acclaimed sophomore album, ‘Periphery II: This Time It’s Personal’ and their inclusion in some of metal’s biggest worldwide festivals. Periphery have been on

Summer Slaughter Tour Brings ‘Demented Aggression’ to New York City – Exclusive Photos

The 2012 Summer Slaughter Festival tour is an all-embracing showcase of everything extreme. With an incredibly eclectic and brutal lineup consisting of Cannibal Corpse, Between the Buried and Me, Periphery, Goatwhore, Exhumed and more, there was no way in hell we were going to miss the New York City date. At the legendary Irving Plaza, metalheads were camping outside the venue long before the doors even opened … at 2pm.

Download Red Seas Fire’s Debut Album For Free!

This one has been quite a while in the making, but UK progressive metal outfit Red Seas Fire’s brand new, debut self-titled album is now available for free download! The band have been cagey on details – at least since I heard about them at the beginning of this year – but it was released

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