SOUNDGARDEN Guitarist Says Band Name Is Pretty Much Retired Without Chris Cornell
Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd recently said in an interview with Rolling Stone they might try to make some new music together after the passing of Chris Cornell. Cornell passed away in May 2017 and Soundgarden hasn't really spoken much about their future, but now in a new interview with The Seattle Times, Thayil sheds a little more light on what the trio meant in the previous interview.
When asked if Thayil and crew would make music under or tour under the Soundgarden name, he responded they pretty likely wouldn't for the rest of their careers.
"No, I don't think that's anything we'd give reasonable consideration to at this point," Thayil 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."
It's completely understandable why the trio wouldn't want to go out as Soundgarden anymore, and it'll be really interesting to see where they go as a band completely outside what they were known for.