Chris Cornell announces new album; parts with Audioslave
Chris Cornell announced the release date of his 13th career album, "Carry On", in stores May 1st on Suretone/Interscope. Steered by Grammy Award-winning British super-producer Steve Lillywhite (U2, Rolling Stones, Morrissey, Dave Matthews Band), "Carry On" is a mature and content departure from the acrimonious artist who brought us Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog.
Additionally Cornell is permanently departing super-group Audioslave stating, "Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. I wish the other three members nothing but the best in all of their future endeavors."
In other (related) news, remaining Audioslave members Brad Wilk, Tim Commerford and Tom Morello will unite with frontman Zack de la Rocha for a reunion show of Rage Against The Machine, at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival in California on April 29th 2007.