Soundgarden is BACK! Well, sort of. I’d better explain.

Until the remaining members of Soundgarden finish duking it out with Vicky Cornell over the vocal demos Chris left behind, we won’t be getting any new Soundgarden material. However, there is something definitely Soundgarden-ish.

The Pretty Reckless have just released a new music video for the song “Only Love Can Save Me Now,” which is a single from the album, Death by Rock and Roll. It features Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Only bassist Ben Shepherd is missing. The vibe is definitely reminiscent of Soundgarden’s Louder Than Love era.

Pretty Reckless singer Taylor Momsen says “The song was born out of tragedy and brought to life by two of my favorite musicians of all time – Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil. Hearing them play it is simply surreal. This song represents getting through the worst time in my life, and yet, is one of my proudest achievements. It means that there is hope, and that life has to go on, and most importantly, is worth living.”

More detail can be found here.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 40+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

One thought on “Soundgarden is BACK! Well, sort of. I’d better explain.

  • June 11, 2021 at 11:38 am

    it does really have a tasty Soundgarden vibe sound to it… I always thought the name of the band Pretty Wreckless has a Soundgarden/Chris Cornell feel to it. Glad to see these guys back together, and while i like the bass line i wish Ben would have been part of this too


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