Soundgarden Pics by Baseball’s Randy Johnson
BIG UNIT, BIG SHOW
Photographers working the pit for Soundgarden's comeback set at the recent Lollapalooza festival in Chicago were joined by a very special, if unexpected guest: Baseball legend Randy Johnson, aka "the Big Unit," a veteran of 22 seasons in the big leagues, with 302 career victories, five Cy Young Awards as the game's best pitcher, and a World Series ring with the Arizona Diamondbacks in 2001.
Soundgarden, old pals of Johnson's from his days pitching for the Seattle Mariners in the late-'80s and '90s, invited the 6'10" hurler to hang out with them at Lollapalooza, and Johnson brought along his camera gear to document the band's big night.
Here, Johnson shares his favorite shots from the gig, and tells SPIN.com about how he met SoundgardenSPIN's current cover starsback in 1989 and ended up in their Lolla entourage this year.
Interview by Peter Gaston