Chris Cornell Talks Soundgarden, Releases New Solo LP
Chris Cornell will release a new solo album -- his fourth -- on September 18. The album, titled Higher Ground, was inspired by a 2010 tour Cornell undertook on which he played stripped down and unplugged versions of songs from throughout his career with Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog.
Cornell worked with producer Brendan O’Brien for Higher Ground, and the two played almost all the instruments themselves. Cornell even contributed drum loop tracks he made himself.
Cornell also let it be known in recent interviews that Soundgarden are working on a new album. The band, which had huge success in the 1990s, disbanded in 1996, but reunited in 2010 and released their sixth album King Animal in 2012.
"We're already working on new material for an album," Cornell told The Pulse of Radio, an industry trade website. "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."
The first single from Cornell’s new solo album, “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” was the most added song at the active rock, mainstream rock and adult alternative radio formats. Cornell launches a North American tour September 17 in Phoenix which runs through November 2. He’ll then spend November and half of December in Australia and New Zealand.
Check out the cool lyric video for “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”:
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