Unreleased Soundgarden Material Will See the Light of Day
Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s estate — consisting of his widow, Vicky Cornell, and her children, Toni and Christopher — last week surprise-released Chris’s final fully-completed studio album, No One Sings Like You Anymore, which he recorded and sequenced in 2016 and consists of ten cover songs. That left Soundgarden fans wondering whether there is anything else Chris worked on still in the vault, or if those were the songs in legal limbo in the battle between Vicky and the three surviving band members.
Good news for Soundgarden fans: there is indeed more. And Vicky promises it’ll eventually see the light of day.
In a new interview with USA Today, Vicky stated unambiguously that there are unreleased Soundgarden tunes (as opposed to the covers album, which was a solo Cornell joint) that she and the band plan to release:
“All of Chris’ music, including Soundgarden, will see the light of day because there’s nothing in the world that lifts me [more] than sharing Chris’ gifts, having people speak his name, and having his music out there.”
“He’s alive that way and his legacy lives on. So it’s the most important thing to me, seeing how much people love him, miss him, respect him, and how much we want more of his music out there. So everything will be released.”
That’s at least somewhat exciting, no? I tend not to get too worked up about posthumous releases as they typically tend to disappoint, but I’ll reserve judgment until hearing what Soundgarden have in the tank; Cornell was a singular talent, there’s no question about that.
[via Metal Injection]