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Soundgarden are underrated says Cornell

Chris Cornell has argued that Soundgarden have spent their career being underrated – even if it does make him sound arrogant.

The band returned with King Animal in 2012 after a 13-year hiatus. They’re currently working on what will be their seventh studio album, and the frontman last month reported they were making “serious headway” in the studio.

Now Cornell tells Status magazine: “I could say that, maybe on some levels, Soundgarden is underrated.

“If I could say all the arrogant things about my band, I think that out of all the rock bands that came out in the same era, we’re one of the most experimental.”

He adds: “I could say that we were the most varied in our songwriting. I think we were way more adventurous from one album to the next.”

Cornell released fourth solo album Higher Truth last month.

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Martin Kielty

Not only is one-time online news editor Martin an established rock journalist and drummer, but he’s also penned several books on music history, including SAHB Story: The Tale of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band (opens in new tab), a band he once managed, and the best-selling Apollo Memories (opens in new tab) about the history of the legendary and infamous Glasgow Apollo. Martin has written for Classic Rock and Prog and at one time had written more articles for Louder than anyone else (we think he's second now). He’s appeared on TV and when not delving intro all things music, can be found travelling along the UK’s vast canal network.