The last time Chris Cornell dropped a solo album, it was a fucking disaster. His 2009 solo effort Scream, recorded with producer Timbaland, managed to bring out the worst tendencies of both Cornell and Tim and to prove just how incompatible those tendencies were. The bleep-howl fest served as a near-perfect primer on how to not combine rock with club-pop. Trent Reznor publicly mocked it. Cornell’s recent Soundgarden reunion has been going well, but he evidently hasn’t gotten the solo-career bug out of his system. On Twitter, Cornell recently announced that he’s once again working on some solo music:
Day 1 of recording a new solo album and as it happens, learning that I share a name with an alleged jihadist
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) January 15, 2015
If he makes another album with Timbaland, will that mean we have two terrorist Chris Cornells?