Kim Thayil On Recording & Touring As Soundgarden Without Chris Cornell: “I Don’t Think That’s Anything We’d Give Reasonable Consideration To At This Point”

The surviving members of Soundgarden have shown interest in working together again, but they do not plan on using the Soundgarden name without the late Chris Cornell. Kim Thayil told the Seattle Times that the group would most likely never use the moniker for touring or new music. However, they may use it for things like compilations, live tracks, and unreleased material. Thayil said the following:

“No, I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point. When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever [laughs]. I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that. There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”

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Surviving Soundgarden Members “Would Certainly Love To Try To Continue To Do Something” Together

It appears the surviving members of Soundgarden may work together again following the tragic death of Chris Cornell. Matt Cameron told Rolling Stone the following: “We’re just still taking our time and giving ourselves space to process everything. We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.” Ben Shepherd added: “On a personal level, we haven’t even gotten a chance to hang out, just us three, yet. …We’re going through natural healing, then thinking about the natural next step.” The band members recently made an appearance during the unveiling of the new Cornell statue in Seattle, WA.

Chris Cornell Statue Unveiled In Seattle

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) officially unveiled the new commemorative statue of Chris during a ceremony in Seattle, WA yesterday (October 7). The life-size bronze statue was sculpted by artist Nick Marras and it was commissioned and donated to MoPOP by Vicky. Members of Soundgarden and Chris’ family were in attendance for the unveiling.

Listen To Previously Unreleased Chris Cornell Song “When Bad Does Good” From New Career Retrospective

The late Chris Cornell’s previously unreleased song “When Bad Does Good” has officially been released. The track will appear on his posthumous career retrospective, which will be available on November 16. Pre-orders can be found HERE.

Cornell‘s widow, Vicky said the following about the new release:

“Since Chris’ sudden passing I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world. I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.”

There will be a few different formats, including a super deluxe edition, which will feature all of the following:

– 4 CDs, 1 DVD, 7 x 180g Audiophile black LPs
– 88 total tracks / 64 audio tracks (11 unreleased) / 24 videos (2 unreleased)
– 66-page hard cover photo book wrapped in linen with red foil signature
– Liner notes by Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, Tom Morello, Mike McCready and Brendan O’Brien
– Creative direction by Jeff Ament
– 3 x 12”x12” Artist lithos
– 3 x 12”x12” Photochromatic lithos – under direct sunlight the ink is activated and the complete image will appear. **Depending on your location and UV index intensity actual results may vary**
– Vinyl turntable mat
– Microfiber vinyl cleaning cloth
– 36”x48” Wall poster
– FIRST 500 ORDERS WILL INCLUDE A FREE LIMITED EDITION + NUMBERED CHRIS CORNELL LITHOGRAPH

Here’s the track listing for the super deluxe version:

CD 1:

01 – “Hunted Down” (Soundgarden)
02 – “Kingdom Of Come” (Soundgarden)
03 – “Flower” (Soundgarden)
04 – “All Your Lies” (Soundgarden)
05 – “Loud Love” (Soundgarden)
06 – “Hands All Over” (Soundgarden)
07 – “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (Temple Of The Dog)
08 – “Hunger Strike” (Temple Of The Dog)
09 – “Outshined” (Soundgarden)
10 – “Rusty Cage” (Soundgarden)
11 – “Seasons”
12 – “Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun)” (M.A.C.C.)
13 – “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden)
14 – “Spoonman” (Soundgarden)
15 – “Dusty” (Soundgarden)
16 – “Burden In My Hand” (Soundgarden)

CD 2:

01 – “Sunshower”
02 – “Sweet Euphoria”
03 – “Can’t Change Me”
04 – “Like A Stone” (Audioslave)
05 – “Cochise” (Audioslave)
06 – “Be Yourself” (Audioslave)
07 – “Doesn’t Remind Me” (Audioslave)
08 – “Revelations” (Audioslave)
09 – “Shape Of Things To Come” (Audioslave)
10 – “You Know My Name”
11 – “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson cover)
12 – “Long Gone” (Rock Version)
13 – “Scream”
14 – “Part Of Me” (Steve Aoki remix)
15 – “Ave Maria” (with Eleven)

CD 3:

01 – “Promise” (Slash feat. Chris Cornell)
02 – “Whole Lotta Love” (Santana feat. Chris Cornell)
03 – “Call Me A Dog” (Live Acoustic)
04 – “Imagine” (Live Acoustic)
05 – “I Am The Highway” (Live Acoustic)
06 – “The Keeper”
07 – “Been Away Too Long” (Soundgarden)
08 – “Live To Rise” (Soundgarden)
09 – “Lies” (Gabin feat. Chris Cornell & Ace)
10 – “Misery Chain” (feat. Joy Williams)
11 – “Storm” (Soundgarden)
12 – “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
13 – “Only These Words”
14 – “Our Time In The Universe”
15 – “’Til The Sun Comes Back Around”
16 – “Stay With Me Baby”
17 – “The Promise”
18 – “When Bad Does Good” (previously unreleased)

CD 4:

01 – “Into The Void (Sealth)” (Live at the Paramount) (Soundgarden)
02 – “Mind Riot” (Live at the Paramount) (Soundgarden)
03 – “Nothing To Say” (Live in Seattle) (Soundgarden)
04 – “Jesus Christ Pose” (Live in Oakland) (Soundgarden)
05 – “Show Me How To” Live (Live in Cuba) (Audioslave) (previously unreleased)
06 – “Wide Awake” (Live in Sweden) (previously unreleased)
07 – “All Night Thing” (Live in Sweden) (previously unreleased)
08 – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Live at SiriusXM) (previously unreleased)
09 – “One” (U2/Metallica cover) (Live at Beacon Theatre) (previously unreleased)
10 – “Reach Down” (Live at the Paramount) (Temple Of The Dog) (previously unreleased)
11 – “Stargazer” (Live at the Paramount) (Temple Of The Dog) (previously unreleased)
12 – “Wild World” (Live at Pantages Theatre) (Yusuf/Cat Stevens feat. Chris Cornell) (previously unreleased)
13 – “A Day In The Life” (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) (previously unreleased)
14 – “Redemption Song” (Live at Beacon Theatre) (feat. Toni Cornell) (previously unreleased)
15 – “Thank You” (Live in Sweden)

DVD (music videos):

01 – “Flower” (Soundgarden)
02 – “Loud Love” (Soundgarden)
03 – “Hunger Strike” (Temple Of The Dog)
04 – “Outshined” (Soundgarden)
05 – “Jesus Christ Pose” (Soundgarden)
06 – “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden)
07 – “Fell On Black Days” (Soundgarden)
08 – “Burden In My Hand” (Soundgarden)
09 – “Can’t Change Me”
10 – “Preaching The End Of The World”
11 – “Like A Stone” (Audioslave)
12 – “Cochise” (Audioslave)
13 – “Show Me How To Live” (Audioslave)
14 – “Be Yourself” (Audioslave)
15 – “Original Fire” (Audioslave)
16 – “Arms Around Your Love”
17 – “No Such Thing”
18 – “Part Of Me” (feat. Timbaland)
19 – “Long Gone” (Rock Version)
20 – “Scream” (Acoustic) (previously unreleased)
21 – “Live To Rise” (Soundgarden) (previously unreleased)
22 – “By Crooked Steps” (Soundgarden)
23 – “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” (Lyric Video)
24 – “The Promise”

LP 1:

A1 – “Hunted Down” (Soundgarden)
A2 – “Kingdom Of Come” (Soundgarden)
A3 – “Flower” (Soundgarden)
A4 – “All Your Lies” (Soundgarden)
A5 – “Loud Love” (Soundgarden)
A6 – “Hands All Over” (Soundgarden)

B1 – “Say Hello 2 Heaven” (Temple Of The Dog)
B2 – “Hunger Strike” (Temple Of The Dog)
B3 – “Outshined” (Soundgarden)
B4 – “Rusty Cage” (Soundgarden)

LP 2:

C1 – “Seasons”
C2 – “Hey Baby (Land Of The New Rising Sun)” (M.A.C.C.)
C3. – “Black Hole Sun” (Soundgarden)
C4 – “Spoonman” (Soundgarden)

D1 – “Dusty” (Soundgarden)
D2 – “Burden In My Hand” (Soundgarden)
D3 – “Sunshower”
D4 – “Sweet Euphoria”

LP 3:

E1 – “Can’t Change Me”
E2 – “Like A Stone” (Audioslave)
E3 – “Cochise” (Audioslave)
E4 – “Be Yourself” (Audioslave)
E5 – “Doesn’t Remind Me” (Audioslave)

F1 – “Revelations” (Audioslave)
F2 – “Shape Of Things To Come” (Audioslave)
F3 – “You Know My Name”
F4 – “Billie Jean” (Michael Jackson cover)
F5. – “Long Gone” (Rock Version)

LP 4:

G1 – “Scream”
G2 – “Part Of Me” (Steve Aoki Remix)
G3 – “Ave Maria” (with Eleven)
G4 – “Promise” (Slash feat. Chris Cornell)

H1 – “Whole Lotta Love” (Santana feat. Chris Cornell)
H2 – “Call Me A Dog” (Live Acoustic)
H3 – “Imagine” (Live Acoustic)
H4 – “I Am The Highway” (Live Acoustic)
H5 – “The Keeper”

LP 5:

I1 – “Been Away Too Long ” (Soundgarden)
I2 – “Live To Rise” (Soundgarden)
I3 – “Lies” (Gabin feat. Chris Cornell & Ace)
I4 – “Misery Chain” (feat. Joy Williams)
I5 – “Storm” (Soundgarden)

J1 – “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”
J2 – “Only These Words”
J3 – “Our Time In The Universe”
J4 – “Til The Sun Comes Back Around”
J5 – “Stay With Me Baby”

LP 6:

K1 – “The Promise”
K2 – “When Bad Does Good” (previously unreleased)
K3 – “Into The Void (Sealth)” (Live at the Paramount) (Soundgarden)
K4 – “Mind Riot” (Live at the Paramount) (Soundgarden)

L1 – “Nothing To Say” (Live in Seattle) (Soundgarden)
L2 – “Jesus Christ Pose” (Live in Oakland) (Soundgarden)
L3 – “Show Me How To Live” (Live in Cuba) (Audioslave) (previously unreleased)
L4 – “Wide Awake” (Live in Sweden) (previously unreleased)
L5 – “All Night Thing” (Live in Sweden) (previously unreleased)

LP 7:

M1 – “Nothing Compares 2 U” (Live at SiriusXM) (previously unreleased)
M2 – “One” (U2/Metallica cover) (Live at Beacon Theatre) (previously unreleased)
M3 – “Reach Down” (Live at the Paramount) (Temple Of The Dog) (previously unreleased)

N1 – “Stargazer” (Live at the Paramount) (Temple Of The Dog) (previously unreleased)
N2 – “Wild World” (Live at Pantages Theatre) (Yusuf/Cat Stevens with Chris Cornell) (previously unreleased)
N3 – “A Day In The Life” (Live at the Royal Albert Hall) (previously unreleased)
N4 – “Redemption Song” (Live at Beacon Theatre) (feat. Toni Cornell) (previously unreleased)
N5 – “Thank You” (Live in Sweden)

Listen To Stone Sour Cover Rage Against The Machine, Soundgarden, & Van Halen

Stone Sour released the deluxe edition of “Hydrograd” on August 31, and it featured a number of bonus tracks including a cover of Rage Against The Machine‘s “Bombtrack,” a cover of Van Halen‘s “Unchained,” and a live in the studio cover of Soundgarden‘s “Outshined.“ Those tracks have now been shared online and can be found below:

[via The PRP]

Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Etc.) Statue Unveiling Pushed Back To October

Vicky Cornell and the Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP) have announced that the new commemorative statue of the late Chris Cornell will now be unveiled on October 7. After the unveiling, there will be a screening of “Live From The Artist’s Den: Soundgarden,” which was filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, CA, inside MoPOP’s Sky Church. The decision to push things back was made to accommodate crowds, since so many people expressed a desire to attend.

The life-size bronze statue was sculpted by artist Nick Marras and it was commissioned and donated to MoPOP by Vicky Cornell. She had the following to say:

“As an artist, my husband was not only one of the greatest voices in rock history but also one of the greatest and most prolific poets of his time- his contribution to music birthed a movement that would leave an indelible mark on popular music forever. It only makes sense that I donate this statue to MoPop with their dedication to the ideas and risk-taking that fuel contemporary popular culture,” said Vicky Cornell. “Like my husband and his music, MoPop reaches multigenerational audiences, and this is the perfect place where people near and far can come together to not only support the museum and its programs, but also celebrate the legacy that my husband left behind, not only in Seattle but around the world.”

Jasen Emmons, artistic director of MoPOP added:

“MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from Vicky Cornell and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music. MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide.”

Members of the community are invited to attend the statue unveiling and can also RSVP to attend the screening. Here’s the details:

Sunday, October 7, 2018
5:30 p.m.: Public Statue Unveiling
Speakers will include representatives from Cornell family, MoPOP and special guests

6 p.m.: Members of SOUNDGARDEN host special screening of “Live From The Artist’s Den: Soundgarden” filmed at The Wiltern in Los Angeles, California.

RSVP Required

Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP)
Statue unveiling will take place on the northwest corner of 5th Avenue N and Thomas Street
Screening will take place in MoPOP’s Sky Church

The event is free and open to the public.
RSVP is required to attend the screening: MoPOP.org/ChrisCornell
All ages. 21+ to drink.

[via Blabbermouth]

Pearl Jam Joined Onstage By Soundgarden & Mudhoney Members At Seattle Show

During Pearl Jam’s August 10 show at Seattle’s Safeco Field the group were joined onstage by some special guests including Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Mudhoney’s Mark Arm and Steve Turner. Thayil performed MC5’s “Kick Out The Jams” with the band during the first encore and returned to the stage to play Iggy and the Stooges’ “Search and Destroy” and The Dead Boys’ “Sonic Reducer” with Arm and Turner during the second encore. You can see footage of all that below. If that’s not enough, you can also see footage of Pearl Jam paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of “Missing” and footage of them paying tribute to the late Tom Petty with a cover of ” I Won’t Back Down” as well.