Chris Cornell: Soundgarden Is Working on New Album

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Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron, and Chris Cornell of Soundgarden perform as part of the iTunes Festival At SXSW at Moody Theater on March 13, 2014 in Austin, Texas. 

Chris Cornell is less than a month away from releasing his latest solo album and going on tour to support it. But even with Higher Truth dropping Sept. 18 and the tour commencing the day before, he’s already got his mind on Soundgarden’s next move. 

According to a recent interview with Rolling Stone, that next move already in progress. 

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"We're already working on new material for an album," Cornell said. "And then I've got several other irons in the fire and things going that I won't mention now. There's a lot of things coming in addition to Higher Truth, as well as a new Soundgarden album."

This would be the second new album in phase two of Soundgarden’s lifespan. Back in 2012, they released King Animal through Republic/Seven Four, marking their first release since 1996’s Down on the Upside and their breakup the following year. 

Since reuniting in 2010, Soundgarden has also opened the vaults. They released a rarities collection called Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path in Nov. 2014, along with a deluxe, 20-year anniversary edition of Superunknown the same year.

Cornell starts his 2015 solo tour on Sept. 18 in San Diego and will be on the road through mid-December, when the trek wraps in Australia.