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The Great Unknown: Kim Thayil & Chris Cornell Talk Soundgarden's 'Superunknown'

In the summer of 1993, Soundgarden were holed up at Bad Animals Studio in Seattle, Washington, working on the follow-up to their semi-successful third album, 1991’s Badmotorfinger. Guitar World’s intrepid Seattle correspondent, Jeff Gilbert, was on hand to get the scoop on the hotly anticipated new record. During his interview, he talked to guitarists Kim Thayil and Chris Cornell about the fact that Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam—three of their Seattle brethren that formed well after Soundgarden—had achieved mass commercial success with their albums, while Soundgarden were still waiting for their breakthrough.