Soundgarden Guitarist Reveals New Album Plans After Chris Cornell Death


Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil is planning a mysterious new album, according to a new interview with The Stranger. He discussed the end of Soundgarden after Chris Cornell’s death along with his new album plans.

“Soundgarden ended four or five months before [Wayne Kramer] extended the invitation [to join MC50]. In the interim, there was some general inertia coming down from the dissolution of Soundgarden. There are catalog issues that I spearheaded with Soundgarden for the past nine years. And there still will be catalog issues regarding Soundgarden’s body of work. There’s a Chris Cornell box set I’ve been helping out with for the last year and a half.”

He also discussed his plans for when MC50’s North American tour ends.

“I’m going to start writing and gather some friends together and write with them and hopefully go into the studio. Unfortunately, it won’t be Studio X, which is closing its doors in the next week or so. It’s very sad.”

Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd recently told Rolling Stone that they hope the surviving members of Soundgarden will continue to make music together.

“We’re just still taking our time and giving ourselves space to process everything,” Cameron said. “We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.”

“On a personal level,” Shepherd said, “We haven’t even gotten a chance to hang out, just us three, yet. … We’re going through natural healing, then thinking about the natural next step.”