Soundgarden guitarist discusses new album with Chris Cornell vocals

Soundgarden guitarist discusses new album with Chris Cornell vocals

There is also the final word on any potential future touring.


When Chris Cornell passed away in May 2017, it was reported that he was in the process of working on a new Soundgarden album, which would've been their first since 2012's King Animal.


Since then, there has been reports that there is a documentary on Cornell's life in the works (more on that here), but fans of his music might be very happy to know that there is still a chance that final album could see the light of day.


Speaking on SiriusXM, guitarist Kim Thayil discussed the possibility, and the technicalities, behind the project:


"It is entirely possible, because that’s what we were doing. We definitely have another record in us. Stuff that's written, stuff that is 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."


Thayil does go on to say that the primary obstacle right now is the fact that they don't have access to those demos, which apparently are not under his control.

However, don't go expecting that this might mean the band reforming properly for a new tour:

"I do not see, given the commitments that other band members have, given our sentiments and love for Chris, I do not see us re-configuring a tour or anything as other band bands have done in the past without him."


You can watch the interview in full right here:


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Clip via SiriusXM

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