Chris Cornell is one guy that could challenge Dave Grohl for the title of "Busiest Man in Rock n' Roll".  Cornell, 51, is set to release his fifth solo album, Higher Truth on September 18th.  KRNA is currently spinning the single, "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart".

Cornell's career output is astounding... Soundgarden, Audioslave and his solo career.  In addition, the self-titled Temple of the Dog album from 1991 was conceived and mostly written by Cornell.  He's also worked with, among others, Alice in Chains, Alice Cooper and the Zac Brown Band.

Cornell is widely recognized as one of the best vocalists in rock. His career, which now spans 30 years, will always be most known for his time with Soundgarden.  How the hell are they not in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?  You could induct them if 1994's Superunknown was the only thing they ever did.  I wasn't a huge fan of the term "grunge", but Soundgarden, for me, was the band most representative of that word.  Nirvana had a lot of punk, Pearl Jam was more anthemic and Alice in Chains had some elements of metal in their early days.  Sure, Soundgarden had some of that metal sound, but at their best they were just a heavy-hitting locomotive.  Very tight and strong.

Do yourself a favor and get Higher Truth on September 18th.  In the meantime, enjoy this look back to his first solo album, "Can't Change Me" from Euphoria Morning.

Soundgarden albums:

  • Ultramega OK(1988)
  • Louder Than Love (1989)
  • Badmotorfinger (1991)
  • Superunknown (1994)
  • Down on the Upside (1996)
  • King Animal (2012)


Audioslave albums:

  • Audioslave (2002)
  • Out of Exile (2005)
  • Revelations (2006)


Solo albums:

  • Euphoria Morning (1999)
  • Carry On (2007)
  • Scream (2009)
  • Songbook (2011)
  • Higher Truth (2015)


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