List of Soundgarden band members facts for kids
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Genres||Alternative metal, grunge, alternative rock, heavy metal|
|Years active||1984–1997, 2010–present|
|Past members||Hiro Yamamoto
At first, Cornell, played the drums while singing. In 1985 the band chose Scott Sundquist to be drummer, so Cornell could just be the singer.
Yamamoto left the band in 1989, after recording the latest album. He went back to college to finish his Master's degree in physical chemistry. He was replaced by former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman. Everman was fired right after Soundgarden's tour to promote the Louder Than Love album. His only contribution for Soundgarden was the band's cover of The Beatles song "Come Together".
In 1990, the band was joined by a new bassist, Ben Shepherd. After this, Soundgarden's line-up would not change until their break-up. In 1996, the group became unhappy while recording Down on the Upside. Thayil and Cornell seemed to not agree on a change from the heavy guitar riffs that had become the band's trademark. In 1997, the band broke up. They had not been getting along during the past half year.
In January 2010, Cornell announced that Soundgarden would be getting back together. Two years later, they released their sixth studio album, King Animal.
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