Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN have issued the following update:"Over the past few months, we've been busy jamming, writing and hanging out together — exploring the creative aspect of being SOUNDGARDEN. It feels great. We have some cool new songs that we are going to record very soon. "Thank you for all of the support!" Check out photos from the studio at this location. Asked if he would like to make an all-new SOUNDGARDEN album, singer Chris Cornell recently told The Pulse Of Radio he's up for it. "Having not written a SOUNDGARDEN album in so long, I'd think it'd be really exciting to do it, just to be working on music with those guys again," he said."It certainly feels like it would be really fresh and we could probably push boundaries we didn't do before, as well as complete some specific feel or some aspect of the band musically that I felt like we brushed up against, but we never perfected, you know."
SOUNDGARDEN released a CD/DVD retrospective set last September called "Telephantasm", featuring singles, album cuts, live material and the previously unavailable "Black Rain", which was nominated for a Grammy Award. SOUNDGARDEN fans who pre-order the band's upcoming concert album, "Live On I5", through the group's official web site will also receive an exclusive bonus CD recorded during soundchecks and featuring five extra tracks. The songs included on the bonus disc are "No Attention", "Never The Machine Forever", "Waiting For The Sun", "Room A Thousand Years Wide" and "Somewhere". The songs were recorded at soundchecks on the Oakland, Vancouver and Sacramento dates of the band's 1996 West Coast tour, during which "Live On I5" was recorded.
The bonus tracks will be available in digital format exclusively from iTunes.
"Live On I5" is SOUNDGARDEN's first-ever official live album and will arrive on March 22.
SOUNDGARDEN had intended to release its first live album shortly after the 1996 tour, but the group ended up disbanding and the tapes were left in the studio, untouched for years.
SOUNDGARDEN reunited in early 2010, but has played just a handful of gigs since. The band has yet to announce any full-length tour plans, although Cornell will kick off a solo trek on April 1 in Austin, Texas.
Photos below courtesy of SoundgardenWorld.com