Published Apr 06, 2009Chris Cornell has put in his two cents about his Soundgarden band-mates' recent reunion show, saying, "If I was there, I probably would've gotten up onstage."
As previously reported, 75 percent of Soundgarden played their first gig together in over a decade last month in Seattle, but with fellow grunge icon Tad Doyle of TAD behind the mic instead of Timbaland's new BFF.
"I thought it was cool that they'd actually get together and rehearse some songs. I was kind of surprised by it, to be honest. And I love Tad," Cornell told the Washington Post. "We toured with Tad; I've always felt he was a really amazing person and a really talented guy. So I just really thought it was a cool thing for them to do. They were just getting up there and doing it for fun, and I think that's great. The only thing I didn't like is that I wasn't there to see it."
When asked if Cornell would ever reunite with his old band, he replied: "You never know," despite the impression at the reunion show that his band-mates weren't exactly leaving the door open.
Also, Cornell replied to Trent Reznor's recent barrage of online heckling, which has so far led to a Scream-bashing Twitter brawl, as well as this rather hilarious April Fool's gag. "That's kind of childish. To be honest, if I wanted to go out to blast records that I hate, I would be sitting on Twitter 24 hours a day blasting 96 percent of what comes out - maybe 98 percent of what comes out," Cornell said. "There's a lot of music that I don't like."
However, despite the basically unanimous hate-on for his new solo album, he's still standing behind it. "A lot of people hated it, even people who were fans of us and had liked what we'd done until then hated it," Cornell said. "They didn't get it. That was exciting, actually. I like that feeling."