Watch Soundgarden Hilariously Dodge Nine Inch Nails Tour Question
Band avoids question about rumored pairing in video interview before South by Southwest iTunes gig
At this point, the rumored Soundgarden/Nine Inch Nails tour seems to be one of the worst-kept secrets in the music business: As compiled by Antiquiet: An announcement for an August 17 Dallas date for the two bands apparently leaked; fans found a link for an auction for a meet-and-greet with Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell and tickets for an August 25 Hollywood Bowl date for both acts; and least subtle of all, the two bands recently released teaser videos hinting broadly at summer dates that are almost comically similar.
So in an interview with Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Ben Shepherd before the band’s Superunknown 20th anniversary set at the iTunes festival at South by Southwest, we popped the question: Are they or aren’t they? The results are entertaining, although maybe not conclusive …