Chris Cornell has responded to Billy Corgan labelling Soundgarden as a ‘nostalgia act‘. Although Cornell has previously dismissed such accusations, a recent interview with ABC News Radio gave Cornell the platform to mention Corgan directly.
Back in August Corgan told the Philippine Star that he felt Soungarden’s reformation was motivated purely by profit, and accused the band of being dishonest about their intentions.
“When Soundgarden came back and they just played their old songs, great… I was a fan of Soundgarden, but call it for what it is. They’re just out there to have one more round at the till,” said Corgan.
Corgan later admitted his comments were motivated by Cornell suggesting that The Smashing Pumpkins’ reunion in 2007 was not ‘legitimate’. When speaking with ABC Radio News, Cornell made light of Corgan’s assertions and recounted a time when money was a motivating factor for the Pumpkins’ frontman.
“When Billy Corgan was completely broke, I got him a movie deal with director Cameron Crowe where he made $40,000,” Cornell told ABC News Radio. “He was very happy about that, and he was specifically happy about the $40,000 … So next time you see him, tell him he owes me my $40,000 back.”
Speaking of foot-in-mouth, Soundgarden have released a very limited edition Chuck Taylor All Star shoe to coincide with the recent release of their new album King Animal. The sneaker, as seen below, is inspired by the artwork for King Animal and is reportedly limited to just 60 pairs!