Cornell: Soundgarden Reunion “Absolutely Could Happen”
Still trailing in the wake of Soundgarden’s recent near-reunion, Chris Cornell has been making more cryptic comments about a possible reunion for the seminal Seattle rockers.
When quizzed on the possibility of a reunion in a recent podcast, the Seattle native said he was “never going to count anything out.”
“There was never any bad blood between us” added Cornell. “I’ve always remained on great terms with everyone in the band. We’ve always been good friends. Seeing them reunite recently on YouTube? I thought that was terrific. It gave me a warm feeling. I wish I could have been there.”
Later in the interview, Cornell was again forced to defend his latest, Timberland produced LP, Scream, defiantly admitting: “I didn’t make this record to please my fans. I made it to please myself
“I already did Rusty Cage, I already did Black Hole Sun – I don’t need to do them again.
“The second you start writing to please people, you may as well be a short-order cook. That’s not me.”
Cornell also found time to comment on the ‘Twitter war’ involving him and NIN’s Trent Reznon, saying: “I haven’t read what he really wrote, but I think it’s kind of good, because it gets people talking about my record.”
“This album is a huge challenge for me…getting people to talk about it, even if it’s from negativity, that draws people to it.”