Chris Cornell Working on New Solo Album

Chris Cornell Working on New Solo Album
Chris 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. 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.

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.