[UPDATE: 9/28. Apparently the “secret show” fans risked their lives too was a big commercial for the Guitar Hero videogame. Protip: the longer you spend with the little colorful buttons on that toy guitar, the less you're likely to actually play like Soundgarden!]
Original post from 9/27:
This “secret show” by major bands bullshit is getting completely out of control.
This morning Soundgarden fans who have surrendered their personal info to the band through some website they have, were sent the following message:
Soundgarden is playing an invite-only, short set tonight at an undisclosed location in the LA area. Since you're a fan, we wanted to give you a chance to attend. Here's how. Drop what you're doing right now and come to Amoeba Music at 6400 Sunset Blvd. (@ Cahuenga), Hollywood, CA 90028, starting at 11am – ask the fat guy with the glasses and bald head (that's me!) back in the Country section corner about Telephantasm, and I'll give you a pair of wristbands and information that will get you into the show. Only members who have Soundgardenworld accounts as of 9/26 are eligible.
That's right: drop what you're doing (your job, for example) on a Monday. At noon. DURING THE WORST HEAT WAVE IN RECORDED LA WEATHER HISTORY.
Soundgarden: stop trying to kill your fans, ok? That's not very grunge of you.
Oh, the irony: