In a new interview with Spin.com, Chris Cornell gave new details about Soundgarden’s plans to record new music for the first time in 15 years. He reveals that the recently reunited grunge pioneers will start recording in about a week in Seattle, while Adam Kasper, who produced 1996’s Down On The Upside, will produce the new material. Though it would appear that plans are moving fast, fans shouldn’t expect a finished product immediately. Cornell explained the following:
“We don’t have a schedule. 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.”
Cornell also admits that his upcoming acoustic solo tour will halt the band’s studio time, while Soundgarden is also planning more live shows. So it might appear as a bit of a bummer that new Soundgarden music won’t be ready as soon as some of us were hoping. However, it is exciting to hear Cornell explain that the band is taking its longevity and “success in the studio” more into consideration, implying that we could expect more than just a one-off reunion from them. You can read Spin’s entire piece with Cornell online.