is a dedication to Soundgarden . . .

The only book EVER created by the fans for any high-profile band, Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal is dedicated to rock pioneers Soundgarden. It features commentary and recollections from fellow artists, the music press, and other notable contributors.

Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal highlights the Seattle band's rebirth via hundreds of pages' worth of photographs, graphic art, anecdotes, interviews, and reviews. In a truly collaborative effort, fans, artists, musicians, authors, photographers, and other notable personalities all help chronicle Soundgarden's performances across the globe from 2010 to 2013. Photofantasm thoughtfully pairs content from over 300 contributors around the world, spanning more than thirty countries on six continents, providing a meaningful and visually appealing narrative as we follow Soundgarden on this journey.

This book captures moments in time that will never be replicated. The moment when you first heard the band might get back together after thirteen years; when you heard the rumors that Nudedragons would open a show in Seattle and later discovered the band's name was in fact an anagram for Soundgarden; when you first saw them onstage after years of thinking you'd never see your favorite band perform again; when you felt the palpable energy of the band's chemistry reignite while their thunderous beats filled your chest; when you learned that King Animal was the title of their first new album in sixteen years, then had to endure the gut-wrenching anticipation of waiting for what seemed like an eternity for its release. No, these moments in Soundgarden's history can never be replicated, and that's why they've been documented by their fans in Photo - fan - tasm. To quote Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge author Mark Yarm in his foreword to Photofantasm Soundgarden, the book is "by the fans, for the fans" and captures what promises to be just the beginning of a very long second chapter! Although Photofantasm covers the epic return of Soundgarden from Nudedragons to King Animal it transitions to present day looking forward to the band's future.

Contributors, who in the spirit of this project and mutual passion for Soundgarden, shared their work and gave their time for Photofantasm. Irrespective of location and language we all have one thing in common: a deep appreciation of Soundgarden's music. It inspires us. The individual impact and experience of their music is personal to each contributor, as it is to the millions of fans that didn't have an opportunity to participate in this project. The heart of this book is a section devoted to the loving memory of an extraordinary friend and Soundgarden fan Tiffany Patterson Gross who courageously fought cancer. All net proceeds will go to Canary Foundation, the first and only foundation in the world solely dedicated to the funding of early cancer-detection solutions.

Photofantasm is a thank you to Soundgarden from their fans - the Knights of the Soundtable.

Only 1000 Limited Edition Copies!

  • All Net Proceeds Go To Charity!
  • Hard Cover, 8.5 x 11, Smyth Sewn Binding, Quality Collector's Edition
  • Over 70 Pages Of Artwork Including Soundgarden Concert Posters And Original Artwork
  • Over 1000 Photographs With Hundreds Of Stories, Reviews, Interviews And More . . .
  • 592 Pages! Tons of Exclusive Content!
  • Printed And Bound In The U.S.A.

Soundgarden, which features members Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Ben Shepherd, have released six studio albums, won two Grammy® Awards, and sold millions of records worldwide. They are currently planning another album and working on their own personal projects.

Knights of the Soundtable

All Contributors

Notable and Graphic Artists . . .

Anecdotes / Quotes / Interviews

    (In Order Of First Appearance)
    Mark Yarm, Author of Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge
    Bruce Pavitt, Sub Pop cofounder and author of Experiencing Nirvana: Grunge in Europe, 1989 and Sub Pop USA
    Kevin Martin, Candlebox lead vocalist
    Duff McKagan, Musician / Author
    Mark Dancey, Graphic Artist
    KoRn Jonathan Davis, James "Munky" Shaffer, Brian "Head" Welch, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, Ray Luzier
    Mark Pickerel, Musician / member of Truly and founding member of the Screaming Trees
    Dave Krusen, Original Pearl Jam drummer
    Chad Channing, Before Cars and Bleach-era Nirvana drummer
    Robert Roth, Truly songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist
    Mickey Leigh, Writer, musician, author of I Slept with Joey Ramone: A Family Memoir
    William DuVall, Alice in Chains vocalist and guitarist
    Kevin Wood, Malfunkshun lead guitarist
    Shandon Sahm, Meat Puppets drummer
    Curt Kirkwood, Meat Puppets vocalist, guitarist, and songwriter
    Bill Kelliher, Mastodon guitarist
    Pepper Keenan, COC and Down vocalist and guitarist
    Ryan Crase, Producer, director, manager of Motopony and creator of Reignwolf
    Andy Park, Studio X
    Greg Prato, Rolling Stone contributor and author of Grunge Is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music
    Dale Crover, Melvins
    Stephen Carpenter, Deftones lead guitarist
    Serj Tankian, System of a Down lead vocalist, songwriter, and keyboardist
    Josh Graham, Creative director, artist, musician
    Glenn Case, Mural artist
    Craig Wedren, Composer for film and TV, songwriter, singer, Shudder to Think front man
    Peter Cornell, Musician
    Kenny Stoff, Director of Photography, "By Crooked Steps" video
    Jessica Young, Cinematographer, "By Crooked Steps" video
    Myles Kennedy, Alter Bridge / Slash and the Conspirators
    Dimitri Coats, OFF! guitarist and Burning Brides front man
    Scott Crane, Actor, record producer, founder and former owner of Seattle's Soundhouse Recording Studios

Special Guest Appearance Photos

(In Order Of First Appearance)

    Mike McCready - Pearl Jam
    Dave Grohl - Foo Fighters
    Pepper Keenan - COC and Down
    Duff McKagan - Velvet Revolver, Guns N' Roses
    Ozzy Osbourne and Tony Iommi - Black Sabbath

    Jimmy Page - Led Zeppelin
    Taylor Hawkins - Foo Fighters
    Sean Kinney - Alice in Chains
    Peter Cornell - PC
    Ray Cameron - Matt Cameron's son

Media Contributors

(In Order Of First Appearance)

    Travis Hay (Guerrilla Candy)
    William Goodman (Spin)
    J. Edward Keyes (Rolling Stone)
    Lisa Worden (KROQ Music Director)
    Jane Stevenson (Toronto Sun)
    James Reaney (London Free Press)
    Lynn Saxberg (Ottawa Citizen)
    John Frazzetta (Tunes News)
    Jim Farber (New York Daily News)
    Salvatore Bono (Officially A Yuppie)
    Sarah Rodman (Boston Globe)
    Alexia Kauffman (WELOVEDC)
    Joe Vallee (Philly2Philly)
    Scott Cronick (Press of Atlantic City)
    Joshua Klein (Chicago Tribune)
    Mary J. DiMeglio (MTV)
    John Tuckness (

    Jim Harrington (Mercury News)
    Trina N. Green (The Owl Mag)
    Jason Bracelin (Las Vegas Review-Journal)
    Lyle Aspinall (Calgary Sun)
    Cole MacKinnon (The Snipe)
    Nicole Brodeur (The Seattle Times)
    Cory Graves (Dallas Observer)
    Keith Spera ( Times-Picayune)
    Shane Fenton (SoundStageReview InterMedia)
    Tim Cashmere (
    Ivar Muñoz-Rojas (Rolling Stone España)
    Esteban De Tollenaere (
    Andreas Busche (Berliner Zeitung)
    Paolo Bianco (MusicaMetal)
    Andy Lye (
    Heather McDaid (

    Julian Okines (Velour Magazine)
    Marc Hogan (Spin)
    Christian Funke (WeWantMedia)
    Jamie Carson (
    Liz Ramanand (Loudwire)
    Jane Van Arsdale (
    Greg Prato (Rolling Stone)
    Jon Dolan (Rolling Stone)
    Adam Harrison (Aesthetic Magazine Toronto)
    Ben Wener (Orange County Register)
    Don Kaye (Pulse of Radio)
    Adam Graham (The Detroit News)
    Gene Stout (Special to The Seattle Times)
    Artists Den Entertainment (Live from Artists Den)
    "Iron" Mike Savoia (KISW 99.9 FM Blog)
    Gary Graff (Billboard Magazine)
    Jody Macgregor (Faster Louder)

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Main Fan Contributors

And now... scattered thoughts from Scott's Craneium

Ride Again!
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"The 12-year break is over and school is back in session. . .
Knights of the Soundtable ride again!"
—Chris Cornell

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Photofantasm Original Artwork
Section 1

Page xvi & xvii Nudedragons 2010

Photofantasm Soundgarden Lollapalooza
Chapter 3

Page 22 & 23 Lollapalooza

Photofantasm Soundgarden Lollapalooza
Chapter 3

Page 26 & 27 Lollapalooza

Photofantasm Soundgarden Philadelphia
Chapter 13

Page 116 & 117 Philadelphia

Photofantasm Soundgarden Red Rocks
Chapter 16

Page 146 & 147 Red Rocks

Photofantasm Soundgarden Red Rocks
Chapter 16

Page 164 & 165 Red Rocks

Photofantasm Soundgarden San Francisco
Chapter 18

Page 186 & 187 San Francisco

Photofantasm Soundgarden Los Angeles
Chapter 19

Page 194 & 195 Los Angeles

Photofantasm Soundgarden The Gorge
Chapter 23

Page 246 & 247 The Gorge

Photofantasm Soundgarden Texas
Chapter 24

Page 258 & 259 Texas

Photofantasm Soundgarden New Orleans
Chapter 25

Page 272 & 273 New Orleans

Photofantasm Soundgarden Paris
Chapter 31

Page 328 & 329 Paris

Photofantasm Soundgarden Berlin
Chapter 32

Page 336 & 337 Berlin

Photofantasm Soundgarden Milan
Chapter 34

Page 352 & 353 Milan

Photofantasm Soundgarden Hard Rock Calling
Chapter 37

Page 390 & 391 Hard Rock Calling

Photofantasm Soundgarden London
Chapter 38

Page 410 & 411 London

Photofantasm Soundgarden New York
Chapter 38

Page 432 & 433 New York

Photofantasm Soundgarden Hollywood
Chapter 38

Page 472 & 473 Hollywood

Photofantasm Soundgarden Seattle
Chapter 39

Page 528 & 529 Seattle

Photofantasm Soundgarden Los Angeles
Chapter 39

Page 530 & 531 Los Angeles

Photofantasm Soundgarden Front Cover Art
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Nudedragons to King Animal
  • Authors Jaye and Mike English
  • Cover Art Jaye and Mike English
  • Language English
  • Genre Arts and Photography / Rock
  • Media Type Hard Cover
  • Publisher Spoondog Entertainment Group LLC
  • Publication Date August 10th 2015
  • Pages 592
  • ISBN 978-0-988530-01-0
  • LCCN 2015904721
$99.95 Order Now!

About The Authors

  • Photofantasm Soundgarden Author
Jaye and Mike English Authors

Let us start by stating that we are die-hard Soundgarden fans pure and simple! Although music, photography, travel and art have always been an important part of our lives, this is our first endeavor utilizing those interests and skills, combined with our background in technology, to actually design and publish a compilation photobook.

We started this journey back in 2010 taking photos of a band whose music truly inspired us. Our original goal was simply to keep those memories alive since we didn't know how long Soundgarden would continue touring, but as they continued to tour, we continued to follow. Toward the end of 2012, after countless shows following Soundgarden in five countries, we knew we had captured some extraordinary Soundgarden moments. Our Preface describes exactly how we got here, but we ultimately decided to create a Soundgarden compilation photobook knowing that one did not exist (let alone as a fan based book). We took our experiences and photos and collaborated with other fans and artists around the world to create Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal as a dedication and thank you to Soundgarden.

In the beginning, having been somewhat naive and not grasping the enormity of completing a project like this on our own, we were forced to quickly learn! We were adamant about keeping it an authentic fan based book so we pressed on during all our free time, vacations, and in between the responsibilities of our daily lives. In July, 2012 we publically announced the start of our project Photofantasm Soundgarden.

In 2013 we continued on for several more Soundgarden shows knowing we would conclude the book with some highlights of the King Animal tour. In 2013, during the course of making this book, we were faced with a number of personal challenges with one of the toughest being the passing of our friend Tiffany Patterson-Gross. She made this project an even greater labor of love as we also decided to dedicate this book to our friend and fellow Knight. She was a pillar of strength and inspiration to us and everyone she touched.

We paused for part of 2013, but having witnessed Tiffany's own strength in her battle with cancer, we promised ourselves we'd finish this book in her honor. We don't believe we would have finished Photofantasm without her inspiration, making it an easy decision to donate all the net proceeds from this limited edition book to charity.

So here we are in 2015 with Photofantasm finally finished! Although we started this adventure back in 2010 it took us about two and half years of very long days and nights to complete this book which we are extremely proud of accomplishing. Creating, researching and gathering the content that made this book a reality while keeping it authentic has been a labor of love for many reasons, but not without the struggles and sacrifices normally associated with taking on any project of this magnitude. In fact, this book would not have been possible without the combined contributions of hundreds of people who shared their talent, offered their time, thoughts and experiences. So to all of those who thoughtfully gave of themselves, we will forever be grateful.

Jaye & Mike English

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First, we want to thank Chris and Vicky Cornell, their team and family for hosting a special VIP evening in Seattle at the 2013 Soundgarden show for our friend Tiffany Patterson-Gross. We collectively agreed to give a private donation to the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation in honor of their generosity and work they are doing with children in need.

During the course of creating this book we evaluated several reputable charities who we felt would have been a great fit for worthy causes. The primary factors that were critical to us were how the funds were directly used (minimal overhead less than 5%), a foundation focused on detection / prevention of cancer with a solid reputation, four star ranking and 501(c) (3) credentials. We also wanted to feel comfortable with who was running the organization and if we were familiar with them. A foundation focused on cancer detection / prevention is the primary focus for us for countless reasons. Not only in honor of our friend Tiffany, but for our immediate family directly affected by the disease, and for all our family, friends and fellow Knights fighting their own battles with cancer. We know there are many great organizations fighting the war against cancer. However, we decided on a foundation focused on early cancer detection and research, which in our opinion, is the best way to beat the disease until there is a cure.

We selected Canary Foundation, the first and only foundation in the world solely dedicated to the funding of early cancer-detection solutions, as the primary benefactor for the net proceeds of Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal. More information on Canary Foundation

When the entire inventory (1,000 books) is sold-out we will announce how much was donated in total. In order to maximize the most for charity we opted to sell the limited edition book exclusively online via to help minimize 3rd party fees. We want to thank everyone who purchases Photofantasm and helps donate to this cause!

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Photofantasm Reviews & News

Thank You!

To Everyone Who Took The Time To Review Photofantasm

"A beautiful piece of work." - Rod Yates, Editor/Rolling Stone

"Photofantasm Soundgarden: Nudedragons to King Animal" is a lavishly produced, time-capsule tribute to Soundgarden - written by and for the Seattle band's legion of fans. The encyclopedic volume is like no other book of its kind -- packed with photos, stories and vivid reminiscences. A must-have for Soundgarden fans. - Gene Stout, music critic/freelance writer incredible piece of fan-created history - World Famous KROQ 106.7

Rating: 11/11 ... this book was 100% fan created, but it is nothing if not professionally crafted and brilliant in execution, let alone mind-boggling in conception. I don't know how they pulled this herculean feat of a book off... - High Voltage Magazine

Photofantasm is an extraordinary photographic collection... an incredible visual spectacle of the acceleration of Soundgarden. One awesome literary tribute. - LOUDWIRE

Photofantasm is the coolest band documentary book I have seen. Focusing primarily on photography, the images draw you in and let you live the story of the band's reunion. Working so closely with Soundgarden since the reunion, (concert visuals, album packages, music videos, etc), it's awesome to see a lot of that time and work documented in flawless layouts that carry you from page to page. It's hard to put it down once you have it in hand. I am honored to be part of it, and thank Jaye and Mike for the inclusion. I hope they release one of these every 5 years. ;-) - Josh Graham, Creative director, artist, musician

The book is SUPER gorgeous! Amazing amount of detail, quality, and love. Such a ridiculous job you guys!! - Duff McKagan, Musician/Author

5 stars out of 5. Simply a beautiful piece of art disguised as a book. Even the texture of the cover was exceptional. I am moved by your devotion to the band, the era, the music, the craft and my family. Thank you for allowing me the honor of being part of this one of a kind tribute. - Peter Cornell, Musician/Jester/Misfit

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