Published Jan 16, 2015Chris Cornell has been busy with Soundgarden in recent years, as the grunge band reunited and, in 2012, released the album King Animal. Now, the frontman has returned to his solo career.
Although details regarding Cornell's exact plans are still unknown, the singer tweeted yesterday (January 15) that it was his first day of recording. He also posted a photo from the studio.
Day 1 of recording a new solo album and as it happens, learning that I share a name with an alleged jihadist— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) January 15, 2015
Cornell hasn't released a solo album of new material since 2009's rather dismal Scream, an electronic pop crossover with Timbaland that generally received poor reviews and was made fun of by Trent Reznor. In 2011, Cornell released an acoustic live album called Songbook.
Back in the studio! pic.twitter.com/1QvP0j33SE— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) January 16, 2015
As for the "alleged jihadist" he mentions, the singer is referring to a 20-year-old Ohio man who has been accused of plotting an attack on Washington, DC, this week. The man's name? Christopher Lee Cornell.