A new Chris Cornell album will be released on November 16th, 2018. A listing for the album shows it will be a self-titled four-disc set, with the eponymous title of Chris Cornell. A photo of a vinyl version of the record has surfaced online and is available below. This is the first posthumous Chris Cornell album since his May 2017 death, and his first record since 2015’s Higher Truth.
It’s not known what exactly will be on the album and if it could feature unreleased material, but the length of the record seems to suggest that it is likely to be a career retrospective. At the time of his death, Cornell was in the early stages of making a covers album with producer Brendan O’Brien. He had also been working on demos for a new Soundgarden album for two years. Audioslave have unreleased songs as well from their time together in the 2000’s.
Meanwhile, Soundgarden have not yet officially commented on the outcome of their unfinished seventh studio album, but Kim Thayil offered the first clue at the band’s future plans in a new Billboard interview.
“We often reference rock history and we’ve often commented on what other bands in similar situations have done,” Thayil says, “not as a plan or anything but just commenting on how bands have handled situations like this and what bands seem to have been graceful and dignified in how they manage their future musical endeavours and how some maybe were clumsy and callous. We think about those things. We try not to go too deep into these conversations, but stuff comes up after a few beers.”
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