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Chris Cornell Says New Soundgarden Album Is Coming

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - NOVEMBER 13: Musicians Chris Cornell (L) and Matt Cameron pose at a private reception and dinner for Jimmy Page to celebrate his new autobiography "Jimmy Page by Jimmy Page" at the Sunset Marquis Hotel and Villas on November 13, 2014 in West Hollywood, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

Chris Cornell’s solo album, Higher Truth, is due out next month, but the Soundgarden frontman says the Seattle grunge outfit is working on a new album. “We’re already working on new material for an album,” he told Rolling Stone. “And then I’ve got several other irons in the fire and things going that I won’t mention now.”

While looking forward to his forthcoming LP, the 51-year-old musician also looked back and reflected on one of his most infamous release — 2009’s much-maligned pop-rock collaboration with hip-hop producer Timbaland, Scream. “I don’t think there was any reference for [Scream] at the time,” Cornell, told RS.  “And obviously the world of recorded and released music is a world that required reference 99 times out of 100.”

SPIN‘s review called Scream an “Akon knockoff,” albeit one that was “fresher and more enjoyable, at least in a monkey-riding-a-tricycle sort of way.” That was one of the more-positive reviews. “The response to the album didn’t surprise me,” Cornell continued. “But I do think there is more context for it now.”

Read the full interview at Rolling Stone, and look for Higher Truth when it drops on September 18.