Chris Cornell Says He Won’t Record Music Under Mad Season’s Name

Image Courtesy of 42 WestEarlier this year, the surviving members of the grunge supergroup Mad Season -- Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin -- staged a reunion concert in Seattle. Guns N' Roses and Velvet Revolver's Duff McKagan played bass during the show, while Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell filled in for the late Layne Staley. McCready, Martin and McKagan have already announced they'll be recording new material together, but would Cornell be interested in making a new Mad Season album?

"I won't be doing anything under that name because of the historical significance to it," Cornell tells AM New York. "But I'd certainly be amenable to doing stuff with those three guys, Barrett, Duff and Mike. The experience of being on stage with them and just playing a few songs was really amazing. I was really blown away."

"Having said that, I think of it as something far in the future as all of us are slammed busy," Cornell continues. "But someday, I would love nothing more than to play with those three guys."

Cornell is currently in the midst of a solo acoustic tour in support of his latest solo album, Higher Truth. He also recently revealed Soundgarden has begun work on their next album, their first since 2012's King Animal.

In other grunge collaboration news, Cornell's Soundgarden band mates Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd have joined a new band called Ten Commandos, which also features Queens of the Stone Age collaborator Alain Johannes and Dimitri Coats of the punk band Off!. The debut Ten Commandos album is due in November.

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