Before the passing of Chris Cornell in May 2017, Soundgarden had been working on a new album, the follow-up to the grunge legends’ 2012 comeback effort, King Animal. Speaking with Rolling Stone, guitarist Kim Thayil says that material might see the light of day.
“We were working on an album before everything came to a head,” Thayil says, referring to Cornell’s death, which was ruled a suicide.
He continues, “So we have some pretty strong demo material that we’re still trying to finish developing and accessing some of the recording material, to be able to flesh it out.”
While we wait for that to happen, a career-spanning Cornell box set will be released on November 16. Thayil, who helped put the collection together, says he wants it to represent “the breadth of [Cornell’s] career, and the large spectrum of stylistic approaches to songwriting and the growth that was shown.” For more on the story, go to ABC News Radio Online.