Soundgarden have confirmed they are to release their first album in 16 years.
The grunge veterans, who split up back in 1996, have revealed they are working on new material after reforming in 2010.
This yet-untitled release is set to drop later this year.
Smashing Pumpkins‘ frontman Billy Corgan however, and perhaps rather richly, feels the reunion is fuelled by money.
Corgan recently told PhilStar.com:
”There are those bands that are essentially coming back only to make money. Playing their old albums, and maybe somewhere in the back of their minds they’re thinking there might be a future.
When Soundgarden came back and they just played their old songs, great. I was a fan of Soundgarden, but call it for what it is. They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”
Soundgarden’s new album is set for a release date of 12 November in the UK and 13 November in the US.