In a recent interview with Reuters, guitarist Kim Thayil of reunited grunge outfit Soundgarden spoke about what it was like to be on hiatus for 13 years and when we might expect that new album and that new material they’ve been working on.
“Any acrimony was toward the band as a collective, not toward any individual,” says Kim of the hiatus. “We’re just too interconnected, going back to the ‘80s with so many mutual friends and family in common.”
When is that new record coming out — the band’s first since 1996’s Down On The Upside? Next year, fuckers. Because, they have to — of course — do a tour first and give countless interviews about the new album.
“If we were to say, ‘Let’s get this record out by the fall,’ I think it would put a lot of pressure on us and the quality would at some point suffer. And the more we enjoy it, the more our fans should end up enjoying it.”
I want it this fall, dude. Hurry — RUSH! I’m kidding. Take your time, and perfect it dudes.
“The band is definitely handling its career situation in a lot freer way than it did before. The way we’re doing it is diminished pressure for us. Probably consequently, maybe it’s diminished expectation!”
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