Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Sets Release Date for ‘Songbook’

2011-10-24

Story by Anne Erickson

Chris Cornell’s Songbook features songs from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog

Soundgarden crooner and illustrious grunge rock personality Chris Cornell has announced details on his forthcoming acoustic, solo album. Songbook will arrive Nov. 22 in the U.S., and the corpus will comprise of his “best” songs from Cornell’s days in Soundgarden and previous groups Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. Songbook will also feature covers by Led Zeppelin (“Thank You”) and John Lennon (“Imagine”). With so many great hits spread between several bands, this is a clever move on Cornell’s part. Plus, the set hits stores in time for Christmas madness, making it a must-have gift for classic Cornell fans.

Cornell is supporting Songbook with a U.S. club tour, which takes the songster through a variety of venues right up until Dec. 15 in San Francisco, Calif. Expect to hear tracks such as “I Am the Highway,” “Fell on Black Days,” “Black Hole Sun,” “Like a Stone” and a crop from his solo project, to boot. Many of the venues are small, making these uber-intimate performances! The jaunt is in full sail, and find a complete list tour dates on the news page.

Cornell recently told Faster Louder that although he cherishes his time with alternative rock supergroup Audioslave, it was also a hard period for him. “Personally, a lot of it was me trying to land on my feet again,” he revealed. “I went through a lot of personal turmoil right around the time Audioslave formed and unfortunately I think that affected the band a little bit in terms of me not really being grounded. Having said that, I love all three records, I think they’re all great and I view them as being a super lucky thing to have been a part of.”

 




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