Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron recently shared a touching photo from their first return to Detroit since Chris Cornell died following a Soundgarden performance in May 2017. Cameron wrote on Instagram, “We ❤Detroit! #grandeballroom #detroit #mc5.”
Kim Thayil discussed the new self-titled Chris Cornell career retrospective album in a recent Rolling Stone interview.
“There’s a lot of things about Chris [Cornell] that people don’t know,” Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil tells Rolling Stone. “He didn’t bring a lot of baggage. Meaning, he didn’t carry a lot of things or materials or relationships within his life. He was a little bit independent of that. He traveled lightly.”
As Thayil explains, the goal going in was to capture, “the breadth of his career, and the large spectrum of stylistic approaches to songwriting and the growth that was shown.” He added, “Obviously Chris isn’t there to put in his two cents, so we have to try to appraise what his feelings and sentiments will be. There are some cases where I remember distinctly that Chris didn’t like this song, or he didn’t like this record, or he didn’t like this particular version, so it’s like, ‘Let’s don’t use it.’”