Major Update On New Soundgarden Album


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Chris Cornell offered a major update on Soundgarden’s next album, the followup to 2012’s King Animal, in a recent interview with the Hartford Courant.

“Soundgarden is in the middle of writing songs. After this tour the songs will become real and we’ll put an album out. There’s much more to Soundgarden. I get to play with my band and I get to go solo. It’s great for me.”

He also discussed his setlist on the Higher Truth tour.

“There are certain songs people show up wanting to hear. I try to cover that for people. But that’s less than half of the set list. I look at songs from the back catalog and choose songs that would be appropriate. I’ll do ‘Rusty Cage.’ It reminds me of when Rick Rubin asked me to write an arrangement for Johnny Cash and I told him it just wouldn’t work. Cash did ‘Rusty Cage’ as a Tennessee shuffle and it worked very well so I do that version live. I’ve learned that you have to have an open mind as a recording artist. You have to open yourself up to possibility.”