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Chris Cornell Discusses Vibe of Upcoming Soundgarden Album

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Soundgarden hit the road last year on their first tour since going on hiatus in 1997, but plans for a new album from the grunge goliaths seem to keep getting pushed back. Last March they revealed that they had about a dozen songs "kind of ready to go," yet it's nearly a year later and no release date has been announced. So, what's up with the comeback album? What will it sound like and when will it drop?

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Soundgarden Singer Chris Cornell Explains Indefinite Hiatus vs. Breakup

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Soundgarden went on hiatus in 1997 but it was believed that the band had just broken up. Singer Chris Cornell, who fronted Audioslave in between the hiatus and the band's return to activity, recently opened up about the semantics of "indefinite hiatus" versus "breaking up." With the benefit of hindsight, Cornell admitted that the band members should have used different terminology in order to make navigating the murky "Soundgarden are currently inactive" waters more manageable for everyone involved.

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Trent Reznor, Chris Cornell Nominated for 2012 Golden Globe Awards

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Iconic Nine Inch Nails pioneer Trent Reznor has been nominated for yet another Golden Globe Award for his work with longtime collaborator Atticus Ross, scoring 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.' The duo captured the 2011 'Best Original Score' Golden Globe for the music from 'The Social Network,' and are looking to achieve back-to-back wins in 2012.

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Chris Cornell Streaming Select Tracks From ‘Songbook’ Online

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Jason Merritt, Getty Images

Chris Cornell fans eagerly anticipating the next chapter of the Soundgarden frontman's solo career, your wait is over. Cornell's fourth solo album, 'Songbook,' is due out next week, and in advance of the Nov. 21 release date it's being issued digitally as three shorter EPs.

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Chris Cornell to Release ‘Songbook’ Album

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Chris Cornell will release 'Songbook,' an album full of live performances from his Songbook tour. The 16-track album is due out on Nov. 21 and will include Cornell originals, ranging from his work in Soundgarden to Audioslave, along with a batch of select covers.

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Chris Cornell Releases Video for ‘The Keeper’

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In his newest video for the song 'The Keeper,' Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell sports a Jesus-like look. Ironically, the song is featured on the soundtrack for the new movie, 'Machine Gun Preacher,' based on a true story.

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Chris Cornell Adds U.S. Dates to 2011 Solo Tour, Performs on ‘Letterman’

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Mary Ouellette, SheWillShootYou.com

Chris Cornell’s latest opus ‘The Keeper,’ is part of the soundtrack for the upcoming Gerard Butler film ‘Machine Gun Preacher.’ The song, much like the film, is an homage for those strong enough to seek out a single ray of light during troubled times. According to Cornell’s website, “it captures the desperation of people plagued by war – looking for hope in what seems like a dark world.”

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Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Recalls ‘Rivalries’ With Nirvana, Alice in Chains

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Cory Schwartz, Getty Images

With the twentieth anniversary of Soundgarden’s 'Badmotorfinger' nearing on Oct. 8 (not to mention the birthdays of Pearl Jam’s ‘Ten’ and Nirvana’s ‘Nevermind, also out in 1991), lead crooner Chris Cornell is reminiscing about the band’s coming out year, and he says he wouldn’t change a thing.

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Chris Cornell: Upcoming Soundgarden Album ‘Different’ Than Past Efforts

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Soundgarden will always be remembered as one of the most popular bands of the '90s grunge/alternative rock explosion. After 13 years of rocking and millions of albums sold, Soundgarden disbanded in 1997, only to reunite in early 2010. Soundgarden have since been working on a new album, with frontman Chris Cornell promising fans that it will be unlike anything the band has ever done.

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Chris Cornell Joins Pearl Jam Onstage for Temple of the Dog Set

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Pearl Jam are celebrating 20 years of rocking our world with a two-day festival that's currently shaking the rafters at the Alpine Valley Music Theater in Wisconsin. At last night's kickoff, PJ played a rarities-heavy three-hour set, according to Billboard, which no doubt delighted the band's bootleg happy/collector mindset fanbase. However, the highlight of the set was when Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell joined Eddie Vedder and co. onstage to perform three Temple of the Dog songs and a Mother Love Bone track.

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