Published On June 21, 2011 | By Brett Buchanan | Headline, Soundgarden

Here are a couple of quotes from Guitar Player magazine’s new interview with Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil.

“There are some things that sound similar in a sense to Down on the Upside, so it’s kind of like picking up where we left off. There are some heavy moments, and there are some fast songs.”

“I will say that Chris tracked a mandolin part last night. Rest assured, though, it was more in a Zeppelin way than a Renaissance way. After that, I grabbed the mandolin and we all had fun jamming acoustically. It will be interesting to see where we wind up.”

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  1. Robert says:

    To it would sound like a mixture between Down on the Upside and Louder Than Love with Led Zeppelin influence with a new direction combine which sounds like a pretty cool combination too me.

  2. Ben says:

    Sounding good to me and I’m sure it will be amazing!

  3. King Cornell 20 says:

    Was kinda hoping he would mention Superunknown but DOTUS is one hell of an album in its own right. Can’t wait. Hopefully they can really progress their sound past Dotus as they did with each of their albums.

  4. Denis says:

    DOTUS already has a huge LZ influence. The album is going to be very Led Zeppelinish, which is great!

  5. Joe says:

    Oh shit! Damn! What the fuck? I was thinking they wold release something heavy, but they are worried about making a soft album. Bulcrap, I fucking hate soft rock, that’s why I hate Pearl Jam. That sucks!

  6. Jimmy says:

    Hahaha, Dotus is not soft rock.

  7. Matt from DC says:

    Down on the Upside is a fucking great record! Honestly I’m just happy that we have a chance to see them again.

  8. tmekt says:

    @Joe – DOTUS soft rock? Really? Do Ty Cobb, No Attention, Never The Machine Forever or An Unkind sound like soft rock to you?

  9. Gsus says:

    Down on the Upside and Led Zeppelin!!!

    That sounds Like something I am gonna enjoy a lot (heavy and diverse) from what I can make of that it sounds like it will be Superunknown with a bit more bite, not that there was anything wrong with Superunknown from beginning to end.

    God damn, let the good times roll!

  10. King Cornell 20 says:

    Neither DOTUS nor Pearl Jam is “soft rock”. There is nothing soft about Ty Cobb or Not for You

  11. RödeOrm says:

    there is nothing soft with Gonna See My Friend or Comatose either. but if you cant extend your enough to at least appreciate calmer music, you sir, are a pretty close -minded person…

  12. Philip says:

    Joe- you’re a fucking moron.

  13. Grungy says:

    Both bands can rockNroll hard when they want@Joe nothing soft here.

  14. Pete says:

    We are so lucky to even have Soundgarden together

  15. Olivavu says:

    Pearl Jam are the best band ever!!

  16. GrungeJunkie says:

    Seriously Brett,

    Get rid of the god damn ads. Whatever you and your Dad are trying to do, don’t use as your fucking vehicle to do it. I don’t want to get screamed at by some ad saying “you have won!” every time i change stories. I know I didn’t fucking win anything because I’m not the 100,000 visitor to your damn site. Not cool. You should consider fixing that. It’s not okay and the antithesis of what the members of these bands are all about. You go ahead and serve “the man” in your suit and yet write about the best music on the planet on one of the best sites out there. So don’t tarnish it with crappy ads that aren’t related to music or grunge. I understand you probably need advertisers to pay for your operating costs and whatnot, but just make them a little more catered to your audience dude. We don’t need to know where to get cheap Viagra and Learning PHP/HTML, nor do we need a freaking Pizza Hut ad. Seriously, the only one up there that “fits” the genre of your site is the “” ad for PJ’s box set. I don’t know. I’ve been visiting the site since it’s inception and if you don’t fix your ad issue, it will spiral out of existence. I’ll stop using it along with other people if it turns into a bunch of annoying ads and pop-ups. Come on Brett, you can do it.

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