Nearly three months ago, I said, "I think I'm finally ready to start posting here again too." It was a nice thought, but I guess it just wasn't meant to be. Oh well - I still think of this blog quite often, but the combination of good free music and time to write about it has been rather elusive. I have a good song for you tonight, though.
Over the last couple of years, Soundgarden have been slowly but surely putting together one of the best reunions I've ever witnessed, although it probably helps that I was a massive fan of them back in the 90s when they broke up. From a few one-off shows, to a compilation album packed with hits, rarities, and a brand new song (albeit one that was written and partially recorded nearly two decades prior to its release), to their first-ever live album, to their first tour in fourteen years, to a new album that is due to be released sometime this year, they have once again become a musical force to be reckoned with. Today marked yet another milestone in their return: the release of their first newly written single since they began their reunion. "Live to Rise" will be featured on the soundtrack to The Avengers and, for a limited time, can be downloaded for free from iTunes.
I hear a bit of an Audioslave sound in most of the song, but in reality I guess it's more of a Chris Cornell sound, since he wrote the song. The guitar solo is definitely all Soundgarden, though - I've really missed Kim Thayil all these years! The best part is that this is just a taste of what is to come - I can't wait to hear the new album!