Chris Cornell Says Soundgarden Will Continue “As Long as All Four of Us Are Alive”

Image Courtesy of Mike LavineNext week, Soundgarden is releasing a a three-disc collection of demos, covers, b-sides and other oddities entitled Echoes of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path. However, if you think that a rarities compilation means the band is winding down their four-year-old reunion, frontman Chris Cornell says think again.

"We're already talking about working on new material," he tells ABC News Radio. "There's already ideas, and I don't see that ever stopping."

Soundgarden broke up in 1997 before reuniting in 2010. Cornell's says that the break-up experience has influenced the way he and band members Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd will handle the future of the group now.

"If there's one thing we did wrong [when Soundgarden broke up in 1997], I suppose it was that we felt that it was important to sort of disband publicly," he says.

This time around, however, Cornell and the band are doing things differently.

"As soon as we took a clock off of the notion of tour cycles and release cycles, it seemed possible to continue as long as all four of us are alive," he says. "So as long as nobody gets hit by a bus or has a stroke or anything, I think we're good to continue." 

Echoes of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path will be released on November 24.

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