Kim Thayil Shoots Down the Idea of Any Sort of Soundgarden Reunion

But other surviving members say it could take some time
Kim Thayil Shoots Down the Idea of Any Sort of Soundgarden Reunion
Chalk it up to a recent reunion by some Seattle counterparts, but much has been made about the possibility of new music from Soundgarden's surviving members. However, the three are presently unsure about when and if it could happen.

Speaking with Rolling Stone at the unveiling of a Chris Cornell statue in Seattle, drummer Matt Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd raised hopes that a future reunion would take place.

"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," Cameron told the magazine.

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."

However, guitarist Kim Thayil was quick to temper expectations in conversation with the Seattle Times. When asked about recording as Soundgarden in the future, he told the paper, "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]."

He added, "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."

Earlier this year, Thayil performed alongside MC5's Wayne Kramer in celebration of that group's 50th anniversary.

Last month, it was announced that Chris Cornell's work would be compiled for a posthumous career-spanning box set.