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Hawk Rock News – 5/22/14

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Soundgarden is likely to begin working on a new studio album before the end of 2014, and singer Chris Cornell told a Los Angeles radio station that once the band gets started, its next record should come together quickly. Cornell explained, “We haven’t been in a studio writing, but because everyone brings song ideas in, it goes from zero to 60 really fast. All of a sudden everyone will have two things, and that’s eight songs you have to work on, and already you’re well into making an album, and that could happen tomorrow.”

Cornell told us that the band will take the same approach to its seventh album as it did with 2012’s King Animal“We’re definitely gonna start writing new songs and I think we’ve all agreed on several occasions that we want to keep doing it. And I think it will be very similar to King Animal in that there’s no clock on it. And I also see us going out into some new Soundgarden frontier musically and see what it is, and hopefully we’ll be here in a year or two talking about what that is.”

  • King Animal was the band’s first album in 16 years and followed a lengthy hiatus that lasted from 1997 to 2010.
  • Cornell added about making the new record, “We’ve made a lot of albums, how do you make the next one, and what is your reason for making it? You’ve got to do something else. We’ve always got to reach. But having said that, we always naturally do that anyways.”
  • Soundgarden will head out on a co-headlining tour of North America this summer with Nine Inch Nails, beginning on July 19th in Las Vegas.


Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne and bassist Geezer Butler seem to have slightly different takes on whether the reunited band will record a follow-up to last year’s 13. Asked about guitarist Tony Iommi‘s recent remark that their upcoming concert in London’s Hyde Park could be their last, Ozzy told Guitar World, “If it’s good-bye, we’re ending it on a high note . . . But I’m up for another Black Sabbath album and tour. If we can, great. If not, I’ll just carry on doing my own thing.”

Butler, meanwhile, thinks that the threesome already have a head start on a new record, explaining, ““We’ve still got four tracks left over from (13). So maybe we’ll fill in the other four or five tracks and put out another album — if it’s right. We wouldn’t do it just for the sake of it, or the money or whatever. But yeah, maybe.”

  • Ozzy added, “I never say never. I never thought after 35 years I’d (be back with Black Sabbath), have a Number One record and a sold-out tour.”
  • 13, the first Sabbath album since 1978 to feature Ozzy, Butler and Iommi, was Number One in the U.S., the U.K. and nearly a dozen other countries.
  • Iommi, who has battled cancer since 2012, said recently that the massive July 4th gig at London’s Hyde Park could be the band’s last because the touring can be tough on him.
  • Iommi, who is in remission, admitted, “To be honest I don’t want to be touring to this extent too much longer, because it makes me feel so bad.”
  • The Hyde Park show will feature Soundgarden and others in addition to the headliners.

This article was written by canyonadmin