Soundgarden Talk Future Albums, Perform at Inaugural Balls
After two-plus years of touring and a new album, there’s good news for Soundgarden fans as it looks like their reunion is one that will continue. Frontman Chris Cornell revealed the band’s status update in a new interview with Billboard.
The vocalist explained, “I don’t see any reason why [we wouldn't continue]. 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.”
Cornell added that even though their ‘King Animal’ album is still fairly new, the band members continue coming up with new ideas. He revealed, “We had a good experience making this album 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 the peripheral stuff. And I think that’s as 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.”
Soundgarden are currently on tour, but made a detour to Washington, D.C., Monday for pair of President Obama inauguration galas. Cornell played a solo set at the Commander-in-Chief’s ball that included covers of Elvis Costello’s ‘Peace, Love & Understanding,’ Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Long As I Can See the Light’ and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ He would later return with the full Soundgarden lineup to perform ‘Been Away Too Long,’ ‘Outshined’ and ‘Rusty Cage’ at Obama’s Inauguration Ball.