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Kim Thayil (born September 4, 1960 in Seattle, Washington) is best known as the guitarist for Seattle, USA grunge band Soundgarden, which he founded with Chris Cornell and Hiro Yamamoto in 1984.

Thayil's parents are from the south Indian state of Kerala. Born in Seattle in 1960, he grew up in the Chicago suburb of Park Forest, spending some time in India. Thayil is one of three Indian-Americans in the major rock, Grammy considered, music industry (the other two being… read more

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  • hey, happy birthday
  • So, like, where can I sign up on a list to let me know when this guy starts playing again?
  • the man is just too cool.
  • Criminally underrated. One of the best guitarists of the 90s. [2]
  • Criminally underrated. One of the best guitarists of the 90s.
  • He is my idol :D Kim is THE BEST
  • The greatest & the best...KIM THAYIL!!!
  • He make a guest appearance on Sunn O))) & Boris Album, which is fucking great!!!!
  • Damn he was great with SG. So amazing. There is a lot of fury in his work. Which is fucking great.
  • Who cares where he's from. He fuckin rocks (and metals) out with his c*ck out!!

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