Soundgarden Cheat To Get Platinum Record

    There was some surprising platinum record news yesterday: Apparently Soundgarden’s Telephantasm went platinum essentially the same day it was released. Which wouldn’t have been a big deal in 1993, but today, that shit doesn’t happen any more. But then came the news that Soundgarden (well the people that handle this sort of thing for Soundgarden) stuffed the retrospective album into every copy of the new Guitar Hero game, ensuring that the album “shipped platinum” meaning that Activision bought a million copies of the album prior to its release. So, sure, Soundgarden score a rare platinum album, but not one of the people buying the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game is buying it solely for the Soundgarden album. I feel confident saying that. [Daily Swarm]