Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell thinks Nirvana’s recent collaboration with Paul McCarntey is ‘really great’
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is one of the legendary players in the Seattle grunge scene, so his opinion about all things grunge matters. Recently, the surviving members Seattle group Nirvana reunites, via a collaboration with Paul McCartney on the track “Cut Me Some Slack” for Dave Grohl‘s new “Sound City” documentary, and Cornell says not only is he happy with the return of Nirvana, but he thinks the collaboration makes sense.
“I think it’s really great,” Cornell told Billboard. “The first time I heard about it, it all made perfect sense to me. I think it really works.”
Switching gears to Soundgarden’s jams, Cornells says he’s pleased with how the band’s newer cuts off their 2012 album “King Animal” blend with their older, ‘90s tunes.
“I’m not sure I really comprehended how different these songs are than some of the other things we’ve done,” he said. “We’re playing them mixed in with songs that were anywhere from 13 to 23 years old, and that felt really great.”
He added that Soundgarden have “never been a band that stared out trying to figure out what our specific idea, musically, was and repeat that. We’ve always been reaching, and we’re still doing that, and it was really evident when we started mixing in new songs with the old songs on the contest of a rehearsal and a show.”
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