We had planned to post our list of the 21 albums we most want to hear in 2010 and then go back to sleeping it off for the rest of the day. But we saw a blurb on Blabbermouth that brought us up short. Here’s the blurb:
Singer Chris Cornell‘s (SOUNDGARDEN, AUDIOSLAVE) official web sitehas been updated with the following message:
“The 12-year break is over and school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”
To sign up, go to www.soundgardenworld.com.
That’s really all there is. If you go to the Soundgarden site and register, all you get is a Soundgarden video to watch. But Chris Cornell‘s message on his site sure sounds like a reunion is going to happen, and as a Seattle-based site, we gotta take notice. Reunion rumors have been roiling the netz off and on this year, but Cornell has been denying that it would happen. Something has obviously changed.
We’ve seen lots of reunions this year, and mostly they just make me wanna yawn. But these dudes were among the pioneers of music that put Seattle on the metal map in the early 90s and influenced the trajectory of heavy music for years to come. Don’t know if this reunion will just be for a tour or might actually result in a new album. And even if it produces new music, who knows if it’ll sound like latter-day Chris Cornell or something like a next evolutionary step for the old Soundgarden (which would be way more cool). But are we interested in finding out? Absofuckinlutely.