Contact Us

Soundgarden Starts New Album

Chris Cornell
Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Activision

Just two weeks ago, Soundgarden updated fans with their plans for 2011, saying their goal was to make a record.

It’s happening.

“We start recording in about a week in Seattle,” Chris Cornell tells SPIN. Cornell also confirms that Adam Kasper, who worked on Soundgarden’s last album, 1996’s “Down on the Upside,” will produce.

The new project has no real timetable, but the band has its priorities in order.

“We don’t have a schedule,” says Cornell. “It’s not like we are going to go into the studio and come out when we’re finished with an album. We’re putting the music first. The process of writing, recording, and being creative together is the most important thing, not meeting a deadline.”

Soundgarden plan to work around Cornell’s solo “Songbook” tour this Spring, as well as some live dates from Soundgarden. “We plan on playing shows for sure — that’s never been in question,” Chris explains. “Then, when we have some time again, we’ll get back into the studio.”

The band is taking its time for a reason.

“The main thing that got in the way of us wanting to be in Soundgarden is that long cycle of write, record, promote, release, tour — then do it all over again,” explains Cornell. “It all fit into a schedule and Soundgarden come completely from indie roots. We were a Do It Yourself band that became part of a bigger picture. But we’re being really carefully now to do this on our own time.”

“We’re doing things at a pace that’s comfortable for everybody,” adds Cornell.
Story from

Best of KATS

Recommended for You

Best of the Web

Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing VIP profile. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to using your original account information.

*Please note that your prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

(Forgot your password?)

Not a member? Sign up here

Sign up for Kat House quickly by connecting your Facebook account. It's just as secure and no password to remember!

Sign up to have exclusive Kat House contests, events, coupons, presales, and much more delivered to you for FREE.