Soundgarden 10/17/19

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil says that the band’s nomination this week for entry into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame gives him further incentive to continue restoring and reissuing both the band’s existing catalog as well as unreleased material from the group.

Thayil gave us a rundown of potential future releases: [“The Louder Than Love album just passed its 30th anniversary and will get a special package, probably to celebrate its 31st anniversary. And there’s stuff we recorded back in the early days that was just low-budget eight-track stuff that never came out. In terms of stuff we were working on, that’s just kind of static right now. At some point we hope to work on that and complete the material that we were writing.”] SOUNDCUE (:23 OC: . . . we were writing.)

Soundgarden was in the early stages of work on its seventh studio album in 2017 when lead singer Chris Cornell committed suicide in May of that year, effectively ending the group.

Soundgarden was nominated for the Hall of Fame for the first time earlier this week, part of a class of nominees that also includes Judas Priest, Motorhead, Thin Lizzy, Nine Inch Nails, Depeche Mode, Dave Matthews Band and several more. The final list of inductees will be announced in December.

Story source: Loudwire


  • Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil says that future catalog releases from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees are possible.
  • He cited a 30th anniversary edition of 1989’s Louder Than Love as well as unreleased material from the band’s early days.
  • He also hopes the band can complete the material it was working on before singer Chris Cornell’s death.

SIDE NOTES: Vicky Cornell, widow of late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, expressed her feelings about the band’s nomination to the Hall of Fame on Twitter, writing, “Congratulations Soundgarden! I’m so proud! I know @chriscornell would be so honored! Thank you @rockhall this means so much & thank you to all the fans who’s love & support continues to cement Chris’s life and legacy.”