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October 4, 2000

Added an interview with Kim concerning the Battle in Seattle and the NO WTO Combo

Added an interview conducted by Kim. In this article, he interviews James Baker of the band Rorschach Test.

June 19, 2000

"Trade Off", a documentary about the WTO protest can be viewed online. "Trade Off" contains an interview with Jello Biafra.

May 25, 2000

You can order the "Battle from Seattle" CD. There are also MP3's available. MP3s may be purchased and at

A video has been made for "New Feudalism". The label is currently working on getting the video onto 120 Minutes on MTV or on M2.

Added the Alternative Tentacles newsletter, which discusses the WTO combo story and FAQ.

May 8, 2000

Kim was recently seen by a fan at a Melvins' concert in Seattle on April 7th. He was with Krist Novoselic (Sweet 75 and Nirvana).

The article, "Jello Biafra Speaks about his Nomination February 29, 2000" isn't really an article about the upcoming CD, but there is a small mention of it.

April 3, 2000

According to the Jack Endino newsletter (#18), the WTO Band CD "should be out soon on Alternative Tentacles as the 'Anti-WTO Combo Live from the Battle in Seattle' or something similar'". The LP is entirely live, with no re-recording.

For those of you who have forgotten, WTO is comprised of Jello Biafra, Krist Novoselic (bass), Gina Mainwal (drums), and, of course, Kim Thayil on guitar.

A recorded interview with Kim will be on "display" (not sure how that works) at the Seattle Music Museum.

The combo formed for a one-off show during the World Trade Organization (WTO) controversy last year, and rolled tape for an album that will be released May 8 on Biafra's Alternative Tentacles label. The collection will be titled The No WTO Combo: Live From The Battle In Seattle. The band actually grew out of the Spitfire Tour, which visited New York Tuesday night (March 28).

February 28, 2000

Kerrang! magazine announced that Jello Biafra is planning on releasing a live EP of the WTO show (with Kim on guitar) on his label, Alternative Tentacles. The CD will be released on May 8, 2000.

According to a member of the SOMMS list, " Turns out he [Kim] has been jamming with Krist Novoselic alot..and they recorded a bunch of stuff during the WTO riots with Jello on vocals!!! that is going to be released on SST records soon".

February 14, 2000

Kim will be interviewed for "Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story".

December 6, 1999

Last Tuesday night's WTO Band performance at the Seattle Showbox was canceled due to a curfew imposed by the mayor after riots broke out.

A picture of the WTO Band can be found at Krist Novoselic's site.

November 22, 1999

Kim, along with his band The WTO Band (composed of Jello Biafra, Krist Novoselic, Gina Mainwal), will be playing at a JAMPAC protest of World Trade Organization. "WTO" stands for World Trade Organization. It's "a benefit for the institute for consumer responsibility"; a protest against the World Trade Organization. You can catch the show at the Showbox in Seattle on November 30th. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster under "Spearhead". You can read further details about the cause.

October 11, 1999

In Chris' interview with Classic Rock, he says, "Kim has been trying to compile a B-sides album which we don't have any plans on releasing any time soon. It's just a project that he's really gotten into. It's mainly because of the A-Sides album that we had to let A&M release. That wasn't exciting for us, we were never a singles band. There are a lot of people in the States who've never heard a lot of the B-sides stuff so they might be interested in that. There's also going to be some stuff on there that no one's ever heard."

September 4, 1999

Happy 39th Birthday to Kim A. Thayil! Kim was born on September 4, 1960.

July 5, 1999

According to Interscope Records, Soundgarden will be releasing a double CD sometime in 2000. Kim is supposedly in charge of putting together the "upcoming" double CD.

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