Remaining Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron recently teamed up with vocalist Brandi Carlile to cover Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" and "Searching with My Good Eye Closed" for a special Record Store Day 7" that dropped on September 26.
Now in an interview with Rolling Stone, Cameron said it was great to play with his former bandmates again. Thayil later added that he would play with his former bandmates again "without hesitation."
"We felt honoured that [Brandi] asked us to take part in her Record Store Day project," the drummer tells Rolling Stone. "We had a blast. I think most people assume the three of us over and done with since Chris passed away, but that's not the case. It's nice to know that people still want to hear us play together."
"It was so natural and fun to play with Brandi, and the twins, and playing with Ben and Matt is second nature for me," adds Kim. "Any opportunity to play with all of them again whether live or in the studio, I would embrace without hesitation."
Cameron and Thayil also elaborated on Carlile's choices.
"That was Brandi's choice and it was a good one," Cameron said. "'Searching With My Good Eye Closed' is one of Chris' greatest songs, it has so much depth. It's a colossus. Hearing Brandi and the twins completely rock the fuck out on that tune was amazing. I love how it turned out. Kim's solo is pretty incredible too."
"I assume that Brandi chose to record 'Searching With My Good Eye Closed' because it's a beautiful song that is accommodating of her vocal style. I'm really happy that she chose this song, because her interpretation is absolutely amazing. It's beautifully emotive, floating and trippy. Her version sent shivers down my spine."
Read the full interview here.