Chris Cornell, who will perform on tomorrow nights “Late Show With David Letterman, recently talked about some of the new Soundgarden material that he and his newly reunited bandmates have been recording over the past month at Cornell’s studio in Seattle.
“I don’t really know how to describe it musically,” Cornell told Billboard.com. “Typically with Soundgarden…every time we write a song we always take it for what it is and try to make it the most it can be. It’s very diverse, I can tell you that. We went into this with the idea that we wouldn’t worry about scheduling or timing,” Cornell explains. “We would worry about making a great record; that’s kind of where we’re at. It’s been a pretty fast pace, considering everything. We’ve really gotten very far very quickly, and it’s really exciting. But we’re not putting any pressure on ourselves or around the music and just want it to organically be finished without being concerned that, ‘Oh, we have to master this on this specific date.’ We’re not in a situation where we have to rush, and this is one time we’re lucky enough that we can afford to…let the album decide when it’s done.”
Soundgarden just announced a few summer tour dates. Soundgarden’s fan club will have first dibs on tickets starting April 18th. A public on-sale for Morrison begins April 22nd, with the other three dates available April 23rd.
July 2 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre
July 13 – Philadelphia, PA @ Festival Pier at Penn’s Landing
July 18 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre
July 22 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Forum
Cornell is currently on his solo acoustic tour, which wraps up in san Francisco on May 6th. Here is footage from his April 12, 2011 performance at the Town Hall Theatre in New York City.