Kim Thayil Talks Progress on Soundgarden’s New Studio Release
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"There are some songs that have been demoed. I think Matt's (Cameron) demoed some things completely he's recorded on his computer. Chris (Cornell) has demoed a few things. He's written lyrics for ideas that I've written and that Ben (Shepherd) and Matt have written. So there's some things that have been documented in rehearsal, there's some things that are still in the developmental stage, ideas we have jammed on that we're working out arrangements for. Every different stage within the process of songwriting is being addressed at this point."There's no word yet on release plans for a new album, however. The Soundgarden tour begins April 28 in Tampa, Fla., and features mostly festival appearances through May 27. Cornell was recently out on his own solo tour, while Cameron was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last week as a member of Pearl Jam. Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.