Although there are no plans for it yet, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has revealed that an onstage collaboration between his band and Nine Inch Nails could happen on their joint tour taking place this summer.
“We tend to be really open, and we’ve toured with bands that are and we’ve toured with bands that aren’t, and there’s some bands that totally aren’t set up for that,” Cornell tells Billboard. “Some bands have a thing that they have to do, and the idea of a collaboration might open the curtain so people can see behind it. So you never know.”
Cornell, who has never met the guys in Nine Inch Nails, also says that he doesn’t remember how the upcoming 23-date trek came about, saying, “It was the way most tours probably come about, which is the tour guys think, ‘Well, what tours should we put together?’ I don’t remember when the idea came up, but it was definitely a while ago.”
Something Cornell does remember is getting into NIN when the industrial rock band first hit it big. “It seemed cool, like this new sort of wrinkle of aggressive rock, but closer to Killing Joke than Metallica, which appealed to me,” he says. “And it just seemed like everything about it was cool and aggressive.”