During a recent interview with Seattle Times, guitarist Kim Thayil discussed the future of Soundgarden, saying that the odds for the band to tour or create new music are very slim.
The source wrote that “Thayil says more releases are in the works. Thayil is managing the band’s catalog, working with Sub Pop on possible compilations, live albums, and other unreleased material, as well as discussing potential projects with A&M.”
However, the piece adds that “while Thayil plans to continue making music with [drummer Matt] Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd (among other friends), writing or touring under the Soundgarden banner again seems doubtful.”
“No, I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point. When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever. [Laughs].
Pressed for more, Thayil added:
“I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that.
“There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”