Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has revealed that the grunge legends have almost completed their first album in 15 years.
In an interview with Billboard, the vocalist reckons that the as-yet-untitled effort will be completed over the next couple of months with producer Adam Kaspar.
“[It’s] mostly done. We just need to finish a couple of songs and mix it, so that will be happening probably over the holidays,” says Cornell. “It sounds to me exactly like it should sound — like we took a break and we got together and we’re making an album. I don’t think we’ve taken any dramatic new approaches to writing or recording. We’ve all had a decade-plus of more experience in writing and recording and took a long break… So it’s very refreshing and it feels to me like the next logical step in Soundgarden, creatively.”
Cornell, meanwhile, will release a live solo album next month. Songbook, which features two new songs – Cleaning My Gun and The Keeper – hits the shops on November 21.