CHRIS CORNELL: 'As A Songwriter And Creative Person, I Have To Do What Makes Me Happy'

Former SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell recently spoke to about why he thinks some people have so negatively received his new solo album, "Scream".

"Older American fans don't like it because they are typically my core fans that really supported me in SOUNDGARDEN and really loved that band," Cornell said. "To them, that's kind of who I am, I'm that guy in that band, and I'm that guy who wrote those songs."

Cornell claims that he is a musician that needs to take chances to grow and be imaginative with his music.

"As a songwriter and creative person, I have to do what makes me happy. That changes, it goes into different worlds," Cornell explained. "Sometimes it's going to be in the world that those core fans of my earlier period love, and sometimes it won't."

He added, "When you look at [Cornell's first solo album] 'Euphoria Morning' that came out in '98, that was different musically and lyrically from anything I had done up to that point, people asked me, 'So is this what you always wanted to do and SOUNDGARDEN was just something that the band made you do?' because the album was so mellow compared to SOUNDGARDEN. Then the next record I did was the first AUDIOSLAVE record which was extremely aggressive."

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