Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil told a Toronto radio station [edit: Bookie on 102.1 the edge! Listen to the interview here] that the band hopes to release a live album in the spring, with work on the project happening right now. According to Blabbermouth, Thayil also said that the band will delve deeper into its back catalog to find and reissue a number of rare B-sides at some point. Thayil added that while other members of the band have other outside commitments, "definitely this is the thing that we're most excited about." He also hinted that new music is "very likely."
Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron also continues to play drums in Pearl Jam, a position he's held for 12 years, while singer Chris Cornell and bassist Ben Shepherd both continue to work on solo music.
Soundgarden has played just a handful of gigs since reuniting earlier this year, including a headlining show at this past summer's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and two club dates. The band has yet to announce any full-length tour plans.
Soundgarden released a CD/DVD retrospective set in late September called Telephantasm, featuring singles, album cuts, live material and the previously unavailable "Black Rain."
The group made its first national TV appearance in 13 years last month when it performed on the new Conan O'Brien late night show, Conan.