Soundgarden Set To Record New Album In Seattle
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has told Spin.com that the band will “start recording in about a week in Seattle.” The reunited Soundgarden have been playing live dates together for a little under a year, and have hinted at the strong possibility of recording new material over the last several months, but this is the first confirmation that the band is, in fact, hitting the studio.
Fans would be well-advised to be patient, however, as recording will be interrupted by several Soundgarden dates during the summer, as well as a run of Cornell solo acoustic shows this Spring. The band will also be taking their time in the studio. Says Cornell, “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 will also release their first ever live album later this year, Live on I-5, which features choice cuts from their 1996 tour of the west coast. Check out a live video of “Spoonman” from 1996 below. The band is currently up for the Eagle Rock Comeback of the Year award at the 2011 Revolver Golden Gods Award Show. Vote here.