Green Day ‘¡Dos!,’ Soundgarden ‘King Animal’ Available for Free Streaming
Soundgarden posted their reunion release, King Animal, on iTunes, and the songs will be streaming until the album is released next Tuesday, November 13. One note: the way the streaming is set up, you can’t skip between the tracks, so you’ll have to listen to the album as an album.
King Animal is Soundgarden’s first studio album in more than 15 years, and also their first since the group reunited a couple years ago. The group did, however, release an album on the soundtrack of the “Avengers” movie.
In a recent interview with CNN, frontman Chris Cornell spoke of how the band has now returned to its indie roots.
“I guess if anything, we’ve reverted back to the way we operated as an indie band,” Cornell said. “We acted like free agents. And we can do that now, like we did then, because the music business has changed so much.”
Green Day’s new album ¡Dos! is streaming on Rolling Stone. The album is the second in a trilogy the group will release this year. Appropriately, the first was ¡Uno! and the third, coming next month, will be ¡Tre!.
The latter album will be released December 11, more than a month ahead of its originally scheduled release date of January 15, 2013. The band moved up the release date after it was forced to postpone a slew of shows in the wake of singer Billie Joe Armstrong’s stint in rehab. Armstrong checked himself into a rehab center following an onstage rant at the iHeartMusic festival in Las Vegas in September.