Soundgarden Reissue Debut Single, Release Free Live Download of "Spoonman"

Soundgarden Reissue Debut Single, Release Free Live Download of "Spoonman"
By now, we all know that Seattle grungesters Soundgarden have reunited. And until those live gigs start happenin', here's a morsel to keep the masses satiated. Or at least the percentage of the masses that still have a record player.

On April 17, which just happens to be Record Store Day, Sub Pop will re-release the Soundgarden's debut single, "Hunted Down," which features "Nothing to Say" on the B-side, on orange vinyl, reports TwentyFourBit, who point out that "Nothing to Say" was the song that first attracted the attention of the band's future major label home: A&M Records.

Head here for a list of participating Record Store Day stores.

In other news, the band are also giving away a live version of their hit "Spoonman" here; this version was recorded in 1996 in San Diego. The band have recently been mixing recordings of old live shows they never got around to mixing before, so perhaps more live material is on the way.

And in some completely unsubstantiated Soundgarden news (hey, until they start telling people more, it's all we got!), the Chicago Tribune is reporting that "music industry sources" are saying that Soundgarden are "close to being confirmed as headliners" for the 2010 Lollapalooza, which is going down August 6, 7 and 8 in Chicago's Grant Park.