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Kim Thayil Speaks On Future Soundgarden Output And Unreleased Material


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Amid recently discussing the band’s nomination for induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame next year, Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil also addressed some of the group’s forthcoming plans. During a conversation with Billboard, Thayil referred to the ‘current enterprise’ of Soundgarden, prompting the question as to what he meant by that. He responded:

“Well, there’s still catalog issues to address. There’s still things we want to release — old tapes, some live performances. So in that regard there is a current concern…”

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When asked what the band next had in store, he offered:

“The ‘Louder Than Love‘ album just passed its 30 anniversary. We were very busy this year with other anniversary releases and, of course, the Artists Den release, but ‘Louder Than Love‘ will get a special package, probably to celebrate its 31st anniversary.

And I think we’d like to put the ‘Louder Than Live‘ album out; It was released promotionally back in the day but never available commercially.

Since it’s all over YouTube we should make a nice little package available for release, including the DV, which was us live at The Whisky (in Los Angeles). That would be the one document of (bassist) Jason Everman‘s time with us.”

When asked about any unreleased music that the band may put out in the future, including the songs they were working on prior to Chris Cornell‘s passing, he replied:

“There’s stuff we recorded back in the early days with Sub Pop, just low-budget eight-track stuff we did with Jack Endino that never came out. In terms of stuff we’re working on, that’s kind of static right now. At some point we hope to work on that and complete the material we were writing.”

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