Soundgarden Teams with Converse -
To coincide with this week's release of much anticipated new
album, 'King Animal' by Seattle's
Soundgarden, footwear giant Converse has announced
a limited edition, collaboration with the band.
Converse & Soundgarden's Chuck Taylor All Star sneaker features unique album artwork from 'King Animal' on a monochromatic low-top black sneaker. The new official Soundgarden logo is also highlighted in white on the heel.
The suggested retail price is $65.
The limited-edition sneaker is available exclusively at Converse's Santa Monica store at Third Street Promenade (US) and at www.converse.com
In related news Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil has told Consequence of Sound that he believes drummer Matt Cameron may have planned the band's reunion.
"Matt demoed a couple of songs that he wanted us to learn. He sent us an email saying he booked studio time that November and that he'd love to show us these songs and have us learn and record them. I guess he just wanted to hear what they'd sound like with us playing them. I'm inferring from that that they didn't work out for Pearl Jam or something."
When asked if Cameron may have had the intention of reuniting Soundgarden all along, the guitarist said:
"He might have. I shouldn't speculate, but I think he wanted to get us back together - because that's where we are. We went into the studio, rehearsed and jammed on those songs, and from there other ideas started coming forward."
Soundgarden's new album 'King Animal', is on sale now.