CHRIS CORNELL On Possibility Of More SOUNDGARDEN Music: ‘I Don’t See Any Reason Why Not’

Even though it’s only been two months since reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN released their “comeback” album, “King Animal”, the band’s guitarist/vocalist Chris Cornell tells Billboard.com that he is looking forward to making more music in the future.

“I don’t see any reason why not,” Cornell says. “I think the overall attitude about keeping it going and the way we want to treat it to keep it going is really good. There’s nothing stopping us from continuing to make records and continuing to play shows, that’s for sure.”

“We had a good experience making [‘King Animal’],” he adds, “and since we’ve come back together everything has been kind of that way. There hasn’t really been any of the tension, specifically surrounding peripheral stuff. And I think that’s a simple as us making the conscious decision to not be influenced by anything other than what the four of us want to do and not putting a business version of a timeline on it. Our attitude is that we’re doing this because we love it and because it matters to us and not for any other reason, and everything else kind of takes care of itself.”

SOUNDGARDEN tapped FOO FIGHTERS frontman and documentary director Dave Grohl to get behind the camera on December 18 and shoot the band’s new video for its song “By Crooked Steps”. The track is taken from SOUNDGARDEN‘s first album in 16 years, “King Animal”, which came out in November and sold 83,000 copies in its first week of release to debut at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart.

SOUNDGARDEN reunited in 2010 after a 13-year break, releasing a retrospective collection called “Telephantasm” and a concert album titled “Live On I-5”.

The band kicked off a winter North American tour on January 18 in Washington D.C. The trek is scheduled to wrap February 17 in Los Angeles.

 

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