Soundgarden Guitarist Kim Thayil Says A New Album Is ‘Entirely Possible’

Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has revealed that a new album from the band featuring late frontman Chris Cornell is “entire possible.”

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM’s “Trunk Nation LA Invasion,” Thayil was asked if it is possible that a new album will be released featuring some of the final recordings of Cornell that he was working on before his death.

“It is entirely possible, because that’s what we were doing,” Thayil said. “We definitely have another record in us. Stuff that’s written, stuff that’s demoed and recorded — certainly.”

He added, “”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 does the bass. Matt is able to get the drums he wants. We can get the producers we want to make it sound like a Soundgarden record. And yes, we can totally do that.”

When asked if there is any other problem that stops the band from releasing the album, Thayil replied, “There shouldn’t be — there really isn’t — other than the fact that we don’t have those files… And I think that will happen. It would be ridiculous if it didn’t. But these are difficult things — partnerships and property.”

Thayil also talked about the possibility of Soundgarden reforming with a new singer in the future for a tour or a new record.

“Reasonably, you’ve got a big part missing. So, I think in terms of the Soundgarden catalog, 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,” he said.

Cornell died on May 17, 2017 in an apparent suicide.

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