Bad news for Soundgarden fans: the band’s guitarist, Kim Thayil, doesn’t think the band will ever perform or record together again, following the passing of lead singer Chris Cornell last year.
Now that’s not to say they won’t do so under a different name, but in an interview with Seattle Times, Thayil said that performing again as Soundgarden is unlikely.
“I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point,” he said. “When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever.”
“I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that. There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”
There is hope though. Rolling Stone reports that drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd were open to the idea of recording again, just perhaps not under Soundgarden.
“We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.”
This comes after the unveiling of the statue of Cornell in his hometown of Seattle, which you can see below.
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Chris Cornell’s children Lily, Toni and Christopher unveiled a statue of their late father in Seattle, Washington today. . The life-sized sculpture of the Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was commissioned by Cornell’s wife Vicky. (Photo: Mat Hayward / Getty Images) #chriscornell #statue #seattle #soundgarden #audioslave