Soundgarden Taking a Break: 'That Will Be It for Awhile'

artist: Soundgarden date: 07/24/2013 category: general music news
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Soundgarden Taking a Break: 'That Will Be It for Awhile'
According to guitarist Kim Thayil, grunge veterans Soundgarden will go separate ways for some time once the current set of European tour dates is brought to an end. While talking to Seattle's KIRO Radio, Thayil revealed that each of his bandmates has other projects to work on, making the break inevitable. "I think [after the European tour] that will be it for awhile. I know that Matt [Cameron]'s going to do some touring with Pearl Jam and I think Chris [Cornell] is going to be working on a solo acoustic record and he might be playing some shows during that." The guitarist continued by revealing his own future plans, saying, "And I will be working on compiling the Soundgarden B-sides box, which we have a lot of songs that were released on European and Australian releases, movie soundtracks, various things like that that have yet to be compiled and put into album form." Although he wasn't mentioned by the axeman, bassist Ben Shepherd has also been busy working on a side project, as his debut solo record "In Deep Owl" is set to drop on August 29. The album was already announced with a single titled "Barron Robber." Soundgarden came back to the music scene in 2010 after a 12-year hiatus. Their latest record, "King Animal," saw its release in November 2012 as the sixth studio effort in the group's opus. With 83,000 units shipped in the US within the first week, it peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart.
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