Happy New Year already...SOUNDGARDEN ARE SET TO REUNITE!!! For the first time in 12 years the band has broken their hiatus and will perform in 2010! After much speculation in all of 2009 and Chris Cornell's disastrous sounding and selling album, Scream, fans and critics were wondering if it would happen. Well, ringing in the New Year, fans and critics got their wish with Cornell writing on his Twitter page "The 12 year break is over and school is back in session." Members of the band have played together in various forms through the years, but Cornell was the one who still had the spotlight on him. Pursuing a solo career as soon as the band split in 1997, Cornell released three solo records (Euphoria Morning, Carry On, Scream) and in 2002 formed Audioslave with members of Rage Against the Machine (sans Zach DeLa Rocha), Audioslave also released three solo records (Audioslave, Out of Exile, Revelations). No word on yet if this will be a tour or a releasing new material, as for now, just bask in the glory of one of the greatest grunge bands are back!
In related 90's rock news, Trent Reznor promises new music from Nine Inch Nails and other goodies to come from him in the year. Reznor who has been enjoying life off the road after having a series of "Wave Goodbye," concerts this past summer, has always said he will continue to make music, yet never tour again. Reznor wrote on the Nine Inch Nails website,“2010 has a number of things planned including new material from Nine Inch Nails and something else that isn’t Nine Inch Nails, I am in a state of rediscovery and reinvention that feels unfamiliar, unsure and exactly what I need.” As for something that is not Nine Inch Nails, it was rumored singer Gary Numan was going to work with Reznor on his next record, maybe Trent is producing an artist we have never herd before. Whatever it may be, I am excited and keep it locked hear as news rolls on in!