With Alice In Chains and Stone Temple Pilots back in action, it was only a matter of time before fellow Grunge veterans Soundgarden followed suit. Finally, after an acrimonious split in 1997, singer Chris Cornell announced via Twitter on New Year's Eve that the band is primed to rock again. "The 12-year break is over and school is back in session," Cornell wrote. "Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!"

The announcement linked to the website www.soundgardenworld.com, which features a picture of the group and a place for fans to enter their e-mail address to get updates on the reunion. Entering that information unlocks an archival video for the song "Get On The Snake" from the 1989 album Louder Than Love.

The full lineup of Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron has not played live since splitting up in the spring of 1997. In the past they had said that a reunion was unlikely, but all four members were present at an October 6, 2009 Pearl J...

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