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Bits & Pieces: Soundgarden's 20th

Go back about 20 years and Seattle bands ruled the music scene — Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Soundgarden among them.

Soundgarden plans to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the release of “Superunknown,” which became an immediate No. 1 hit, earned two Grammys and featured “Black Hole Sun,” “Spoonman” and “Fell on Black Days.”

The band plans to reissue two deluxe versions on June 3, 2014 via A&M Records/UME. The “Deluxe Edition” will be a two-CD package, a remastered album along with demos, rehearsals, B-sides and more. The “Super Deluxe Edition” will be a five-CD package that includes a hardbound book.

For info: www.soundgardenworld.com.

Concert info

Singer/songwriter James Taylor plans a concert at the Moda Center (May 30, rosequarter.com), followed a month later by Cher (June 30), who will be joined by Cyndi Lauper. While Cher has quite a list of accomplishments, including winning Grammy, Emmy and Academy awards, Lauper has her own success story, winning Grammy, Emmy and Tony awards. In 2013, she became the first solo woman to win the Tony Award for Best Original Score for “Kinky Boots.” (“Kinky Boots,” by the way, comes to Portland next season as part of Broadway Across America).

Last year marked the 30-year anniversary of Lauper’s release of “She’s So Unusual,” which produced the hit, “Girls Just Want to Have Fun.”

A month later, Motley Cure stops at Sleep Country Amphitheater (July 26, www.LiveNation.com) on “The Final Tour,” joined by Alice Cooper. The Crue has signed a pact saying they will never play again together past the next tour.

New ‘radio’ station

A launch party was held last weekend for www.XRAY.fm, a new community radio station that can be heard online as well as on the airwaves at 91.1 FM.

Organizers used a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the station, and hoped to raise $80,000 for new studio space. Its Kickstarter page heralded 1,148 backers for $103,472.