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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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  • Avatar for sejrende
    hey, happy birthday
  • Avatar for tequilaboy180
    So, like, where can I sign up on a list to let me know when this guy starts playing again?
  • Avatar for avataria
    the man is just too cool.
  • Avatar for Roadwolf
    Criminally underrated. One of the best guitarists of the 90s. [2]
  • Avatar for Ontineyu
    Criminally underrated. One of the best guitarists of the 90s.
  • Avatar for iza__bela
    He is my idol :D Kim is THE BEST
  • Avatar for PrettyTiedUp
    The greatest & the best...KIM THAYIL!!!
  • Avatar for XagieX
    He make a guest appearance on Sunn O))) & Boris Album, which is fucking great!!!!
  • Avatar for EdgeLike
    Damn he was great with SG. So amazing. There is a lot of fury in his work. Which is fucking great.
  • Avatar for Andragon_90
    Who cares where he's from. He fuckin rocks (and metals) out with his c*ck out!!

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