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Soundgarden to release live album, record new songs

Post by Ernest Jasmin on Feb. 18, 2011 at 1:55 pm with No Comments
February 18, 2011 2:00 pm

Soundgarden will release its first live album, “Live on I-5” on March 22, and has headed into the studio to record new material, Rolling Stone reports. The live album consists of tracks recorded on their West Coast tour of 1996.

“We brought Adam Kasper out on the West Coast leg of our headlining ’96 tour,” guitarist Kim Thayil tells Rolling Stone. “We wanted him to record it for a number of things – as a way to appraise and review the performances, we were hoping to maybe provide content for B sides for foreign releases, and possibly, to do a live record. So that’s what was on our mind. Of course, the band broke up after that tour.”