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On reforming Soundgarden...
“We started talking in 2008/2009 about updating our catalogue. We had a B-sides record we wanted to put out, there was a Sub Pop record that was never released, so we were trying to get that rolling and figure out some business stuff.
“Through that we decided to go out and play. Gee, we’re a band, let’s get in the room and see what happens. Then we had a gig at the Showbox in April 2010 and it was fantastic. We had such a good time we decided to pursue some gigs and take it slow. We got the Lollapalooza gig and from there it was my idea to make a record.
“That was the only reason I wanted to do it, to make a record. I didn’t need to go out and play more gigs, but I’m certainly happy we’re able to do that and make all of the schedules work.”
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