Soundgarden axeman Kim Thayil revealed that the remaining members of the group are contemplating finishing and releasing an album of recordings.
These tracks was music that the rockers were working on with legendary frontman Chris Cornell before his passing in 2017.
Thayil was speaking to SiriusXM Trunk Nation host Eddie Trunk recently when he announced the prospect:
“It is entirely possible, because that’s what we were doing… We definitely have another record in us,”
The guitarist continued, “Stuff that’s written, stuff that’s demoed and recorded – certainly. All it would need is to take the audio files that are available. I’d tighten up the guitar stuff that’s on there, add other stuff.”
“Ben [Shepherd] does the bass. Matt [Cameron] is able to get the drums he wants. We can get the producers we want to make it sound like a Soundgarden record.” Thayil thinks it there could be a very real chance of this becoming a reality:
“And yes, we can totally do that. And I think that will happen. It would be ridiculous if it didn’t. But these are difficult things – partnerships and property.”
The axeman also talked the band’s further long term plans without their frontman.
“Reasonably, you’ve got a big part missing,” Thayil explains.
“So, I think in terms of the Soundgarden catalogue, that’s still gonna be active as best as it can be. In terms of unreleased recordings, live material, I’m still gonna attend to that; that’s my gig. I love that. Let’s make records.
“I do not see, given the commitments that other bandmembers have, given our sentiments and love for Chris, I do not see us reconfiguring a tour or anything, as other bands have done in the past, without him.”