Soundgarden signed to A&M Records in 1989.

Soundgarden took its name and that of its song "Black Hole Sun" from sculptures in their hometown of Seattle,WA.

MTv refused to show the Soundgarden video of "Jesus Christ Pose."

Superunknowndebuted at No. 1 on the Billboard album chart in 1994.

On April 9, 1997, Soundgarden announced that it was disbanding, By that time, their A&M albums had sold more than20 million copies.

  1. Soundgarden Disbands. E! Online News, April 9, 1997.
Recording Years / Label
1989-1997 -  A&M Records
Name Member Years Instruments
Ben Shepherd bass
Chris Cornell guitar, vocals
Hiro Yamamoto bass
Kim Thayil guitar
Matt Cameron drums
Name Birth Death
Ben Shepherd 1968-09-20
Chris Cornell 1964-07-20 2017-05-18
Hiro Yamamoto 1961-04-13
Kim Thayil 1960-09-04
Matt Cameron 1962-11-28