Soundgarden Reveal ‘Next Step’ For Band After Chris Cornell: ‘We’d Love To Try’


Surviving Soundgarden members Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron did their first joint interview since Chris Cornell’s death with Rolling Stone on Sunday, and they dropped hints at playing together again in the future.

“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,” Shepard 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.”

Soundgarden’s comments came just a day after Nirvana reunited to perform at the Cal Jam festival, with surviving members Dave Grohl, Krist Novoselic, and Pat Smear playing hits from Nevermind and In Utero to honor Kurt Cobain. It’s unclear what Soundgarden could do in the future, but the band had a new album in the works and six ‘strong’ songs according to members of the band, even playing one backstage for another musician just a few days before Chris Cornell’s death. Would you like to see Soundgarden finish the album, or possibly regroup for tribute performances like Nirvana in the future, or even fully continue like Alice In Chains? Let us know in the comments section.