News – Chris Cornell

October 17, 2012

Making ‘By Crooked Steps’

Chris Cornell & Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron talk about ''By Crooked Steps', a track from the band's upcoming album 'King Animal', in this new video at Details. Or click HERE.

October 4, 2012

Making ‘Been Away Too Long’

Chris Cornell & Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron tell the story behind ''Been Away For Too Long', the first single from the band's upcoming album 'King Animal', in this new video at Noisecreep.


September 27, 2012

Listen to Soundgarden’s new single ‘Been Away Too Long’

Listen to Soundgarden's new single 'Been Away Too Long' from the band's forthcoming album 'King Animal' at

Download the single and pre-order King Animal HERE.



September 17, 2012

Soundgarden To Release ‘King Animal’ November 13


Soundgarden will release King Animal, the band’s first new studio album in over 15 years on November 13th, 2012. The album’s first single, “Been Away Too Long” will be available via digital retailers on September 27th.  Watch for additional details.

Pre-order King Animal HERE
Watch a preview for King Animal HERE

Track listing for King Animal:

Been Away Too Long
Non-State Actor
By Crooked Steps
A Thousand Days Before
Blood On The Valley Floor
Bones of Birds
Black Saturday
Halfway There
Worse Dreams
Eyelid’s Mouth

August 29, 2012

Chris Cornell To Open For Barack Obama in Des Moines

This Saturday, September 1, Chris Cornell is proud to be opening for Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa. Tickets available here.

August 28, 2012

Made in America Festival Appearance Cancelled

Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict Chris Cornell is unable to perform at the Made in America festival in Philadelphia on September 2 as previously planned.  Apologies for any inconvenience or disappointment.

Update: Made in America Festival/Live Nation have issued the following statement:

August 14, 2012

Postponed Torino date

Due to factors beyond our control it has not been possible to reschedule Chris's June 26 Songbook concert in Torino, which was postponed due to illness.  Please accept our apologies; all ticket holders can obtain a refund at point of sale or via

July 31, 2012

Chris Cornell To Play Made in America Festival

Chris Cornell will play the Made in America Festival in Philadelphia, PA, USA on September 2 2012.

Full lineup, further details and tickets are available HERE.

July 4, 2012

Critics Praise Songbook in Europe

Chris Cornell's solo acoustic Songbook tour has been gathering rave reviews from across Europe. Here's a selection from Ireland and the UK:

“Cornell has perhaps the best voice of his generation. Tonight, relatively naked, it's the star of the show…its richness and power fill this West End venue.” – Tom Bryant, Kerrang

“Power-house rock hits…reworked with new majesty and sentiment.His vocal was at its best, full-bodied with soul, and with phrasing to send envy around the Rat Pack.” – Kirstin Lynn, STV

“Showcasing the full range of his immaculate voice alongside songwriting skills which have an unwavering ability to inspire emotion.” – Sadie Walton, Stereoboard

“One of the best voices in rock and perhaps one of the most underrated canons of work in music.” – Jon Bye, Gigwise

“Little to dilute the potency of Cornell's material…an adoring audience was entranced.”  – Killian Barry,

“An amazing mix of solo songs, hits from his various bands and the most jaw-dropping covers imaginable…his unique voice held the entire room in rapture.” – Brian McIver, Scottish Sunday Mail

“One of the finest displays of acoustic musicianship I have ever seen…Chris Cornell has managed to firmly establish himself as one of the finest voices in music, irrespective of the genre or venue” – Toni Woodward, Birmingham Live

“Chris' vocal range is as expansive as ever, his guitar skills are top notch…a great show of mind blowing tunes by a true modern day musical legend.” – Danielle Millea, Egigs

The tour continues until July 17.

June 26, 2012

Torino show (26/6) postponed

Due to a stomach virus, tonight's (6/26) Chris Cornell show at Colonia Sonora in Torino, Italy has been postponed.  A new date will be announced as soon as possible.  All tickets for tonight's show will be honored at the rescheduled date.  Refunds are available at point of purchase.  Please go to for more information.

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