Nirvana are already in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and the other three members of Seattle's grunge class -- Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains -- also have strong cases for induction. But for Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, while the Rock Hall would be an honor, it's not something that he's in a rush to get.

Cornell recently explained to in an interview, "It’s not something that I’m in a hurry for. It might just be my personal perspective, but I’ve seen a lot of bands get inducted that are defunct or there are several dead members or something like that. To me, it feels like something that should be more of like in the category of a gold watch. And I’m not ready for a gold watch, yet.”

In fact, Cornell and Soundgarden are very much far from the "gold watch" phase. The singer is currently on tour promoting his Higher Truth solo album, but also recently revealed that Soundgarden are ready to work on their follow-up to the successful King Animal album.

In a new interview with Rolling Stone about his solo disc, Cornell stated of Soundgarden, “We’re already working on new material for an album. And then I’ve got several other irons in the fire and things going that I won’t mention now. There’s a lot of things coming in addition to Higher Truth, as well as a new Soundgarden album.”

For the time being, you can catch the vocalist taking a seat, but not sporting that gold watch, on his 'Higher Truth' acoustic tour. Dates can be found here.

40 Acts Who Deserve to Be in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

10 Best Soundgarden Songs

More From Loudwire