Michael Lavine For their upcoming video "By Crooked Steps," Soundgarden…
- Posted on Jan 17th 2011 9:09PM by Benjy Eisen
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Soundgarden now plan to continue that momentum by releasing a live album that was originally intended for release in 1997 -- but the band's then-breakup kinda got in the way. Fourteen years later, 'Live on I-5' will finally see the light of day. Recorded during a 1996 West Coast run that stretched from Vancouver, Canada down to Southern California, 'Live on I-5' is, appropriately, named after Interstate 5, the main West Coast Interstate Highway that the band traversed during that tour.
This isn't exactly a hindsight-release. At the time, Soundgarden actually rented a mobile studio, hired touring engineer Adam Kasper and recorded the gigs on 2" tape, planning to imminently release the best material as a live album. On March 22, it's finally going to happen.
Watch Soundgarden Perform 'Black Hole Sun' at Lollapalooza 2010