Published On April 11, 2013 | By Brett Buchanan | Featured, Grunge Report, Soundgarden

Soundgarden members Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd performed a short intimate acoustic set yesterday in Seattle at the new Aston Manor Social Club.  More photos are available on

Burden In My Hand
Halfway There
Black Hole Sun
Black Saturday
Fell On Black Days

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  1. Flips says:

    Is the audio available somewhere?

  2. Me says:

    Hmmm, interesting setlist…

  3. tycobb667 says:

    That’s a lot of BLACK haha…I sure hope this is the beginning of something new…Perhaps a Cornell/Shepherd acoustic side project or tour? SG Lite?

  4. Melonboy says:

    BHS? Come on, playing to the masses.

  5. allegra says:

    BHS & Halfway There… YAWN.

  6. Shoegazer says:

    I’m not a fan of King Animal, but I imagine the 2 songs they played here from the album would come across better in an intimate, acoustic setting.

  7. Triz says:

    It’s Black, none more black….

  8. Shadow on the sun says:

    A lot shorter for a cornell performance but I would love to hear black saturday acoustic

  9. yo says:

    Yeah Halfway There stripped down could be really cool

  10. Mia says:

    Wow, I didn’t realize how many of their titles had the word “Black” in them until I saw them in order like that. And then there’s Black Rain too!

  11. Ben says:

    I really hope this was recorded and that they might do this more often. I was hoping for some heavier songs with the acoustic treatment but still very interested to hear this.

  12. Raj says:

    SG needs to do a full Unplugged set, I prefer the 80′s SG sound. Could you imagine Hunted Down, He Didn’t, Hands All Over, I Awake, No Wrong No Right, Power Trip done acoustically?

  13. NiceNcleaN says:

    Need to hear it the pictures are nice but until then guess we can think songbook plus punk.

  14. Scott says:

    How many Grunge songs the word Black in the song title? Of course there’s “Black” by Pearl Jam.

  15. Seattle Dan says:

    you’re welcome for passing this to you, brett.

  16. Kirill says:

    At Scott, not alot at least from the big 4
    Nirvana – 0
    Alice in Chains – 1 song
    Pearl Jam – 2 songs
    Soundgarden – 4 ))

  17. Rob says:

    From the photos it looks like a nativity in black (NIB).

  18. moth says:

    @ Krill,

    Actually, PJ has three songs with ‘black’ in its title:
    - Black
    - Spin the Black Circle
    - Black Red Yellow

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