Published Jul 08, 2009As we recently reported, rumours have been flying that grunge rock geezers Soundgarden would be reuniting for a 2010 summer tour. However, grizzly front-man and would-be pop star Chris Cornell has put the rumours to rest and denied the reunion.
In a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Cornell said that the band have not even talked about a tour.
"I've always said nothing is impossible," states Cornell. "I never wanted to be one of those people who tries to predict the future. I don't want to know what I will be doing two years, five years from now. I want to be open to anything, but nothing has changed in terms of our attitude toward it. It takes somebody to really stand up and say, 'We should do this, we have to go do this, let's go do this,' and so far, no one has raised their hand to do that. Still, it's not impossible."
Instead, the band have been discussing a different cash cow: the reissue market. Besides their catalogue, Soundgarden are also sitting on a heap of B-sides that have never seen the light of day.
"The only thing that we have talked about is trying to put together an album of B-sides and maybe a box set with some unreleased tracks we have," Cornell said. "This is something we first talked about ten years ago. We all feel it's time to do that, and we have a lot of fans out there, and we have a lot of new fans discovering our music, and I think the catalogue and the legacy of the band has been ignored by the record label and previous management, so we decided to get together, and start working towards putting something like that out."
However, Cornell didn't give any specifics on when fans might see any Soundgarden reissues.