Soundgarden: Live Album, New Songs Possible


So, this Soundgarden reunion — at least from this dude’s standpoint — has been kind of lame and lackluster. I feel like it’s been much hullabaloo about nothing: We got one new old song, the band played a few shows and made an appearance on ‘Conan’…no tour. It has definitely not been the Soundgarden reunion I was expecting. Give me a tour or some new new music, or fuck off with you.

But wait…is there some light, glimmering at the end of that tunnel? Guitarist Kim Thayil spoke with Bookie from Toronto radio station CFNY recently, and Blabbermouth is streaming audio of the interview. According to Kim, new music could happen but won’t be forced.

“When we get together to rehearse, it’s natural for us, being guys who have a rapport, to start jamming and inventing,” says Thayil. “We’ve come up with instrumental, and certainly on occasion, lyrical ideas. I’m not confirming anything, but it’s impossible for us to get in a room and not come up with ideas. It’s very likely in the future, perhaps sooner than later, we’ll get together and de-emphasize the rehearsing part and emphasize the jamming part.”

That sounds promising. New album means U.S. tour…OK, I’m starting to get back on board, Soundgarden…what else have you got for me? Kim says in the meantime, they’ve got “a live album in the can just waiting for someone to mix it. We wanted to do B-side albums and that might be two or three albums. We’ll be doing other shows and working on releasing some albums from deeper in our catalog.”

OK. Alright. Let’s see some movement on those stones before the moss starts growing, dudes. Let’s fucking go, because we need to keep Chris Cornell busy. Or else he might team up with Ludacris and release a fucking polka record.

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