In a new interview with Rockpalast, Soundgarden members Chris Cornell and Ben Shepherd had the following to say.
-Ben on when he knew Soundgarden was back, “When I was hitchhiking a ride to meet Chris and the guys at Chris’ hotel in downtown Seattle, I smirked and went yeah here we go, we’re going to be in the same room, it’s going to be cool.”
-Soundgarden could have reunited sooner, but they couldn’t get in a room together. Chris said he knew they were back once they did that and enjoyed spending time together.
-when asked about Soundgarden’s future plans, Chris Cornell said the most exciting thing is thinking about what the next Soundgarden song will sound like.
-Chris mentioned that with 13 new songs, the dynamic of Soundgarden’s live shows will change. He expects the songs to develop a life of their own as live songs.