Soundgarden have released the video for Been Away Too Long, the lead track from comeback album King Animal.
The band are gearing up to play London’s Shepherds Bush Empire – 18 years to the day since they became the first-ever outfit to perform in the venue.
Ben Shephard recalls: “It was a big deal that Shepherds Bush had reopened. They were still finishing it when we turned up for soundcheck. I remember really liking the building a lot. We were at the pinnacle of success, kind of, and the crowd were pretty wild for Britain too. I liked it. I didn’t know the British liked us that much – I just remember getting hate mail all the time.
“I usually judge crowds by how bad they smelt, the wilder they were the more I liked them – but the crowd didn’t smell like anything there, because all they smelt like was new paint.”