Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Soundgarden considering release of final album with Chris Cornell

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil says the band is considering completing and releasing an album of recordings they were working on with Chris Cornell before his passing in 2017.

"It is entirely possible, because that's what we were doing… We definitely have another record in us,” Thayil told SiriusXM Trunk Nation host Eddie Trunk recently. “Stuff that's written, stuff that's demoed and recorded – certainly. All it would need is to take the audio files that are available. I'd tighten up the guitar stuff that's on there, add other stuff. Ben [Shepherd] does the bass. Matt [Cameron] is able to get the drums he wants. We can get the producers we want to make it sound like a Soundgarden record. And yes, we can totally do that."

"And I think that will happen,”
he added. “It would be ridiculous if it didn't. But these are difficult things – partnerships and property."

The rocker also revealed the band’s approach to moving forward without their frontman.

"Reasonably, you've got a big part missing,” Thayil explained. “So, I think in terms of the Soundgarden catalog, that's still gonna be active as best as it can be. In terms of unreleased recordings, live material, I'm still gonna attend to that; that's my gig. I love that. Let's make records.

"I do not see, given the commitments that other bandmembers have, given our sentiments and love for Chris, I do not see us reconfiguring a tour or anything, as other bands have done in the past, without him.”

Soundgarden are among the nominees under consideration for entry into the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; the inductees will be announced in December and the ceremony will take place in Cleveland, OH next spring.

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