According to The Pulse of Radio, former SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman Chris Cornell has set October 14 as the release date for his third solo album, titled "Scream". The set was produced by pop and urban mastermind Timbaland, a choice that has proven controversial among fans of Cornell's earlier heavy rock projects. But the singer told The Pulse of Radio that he was always in control of his own record. "A lot of people were concerned about, like, am I gonna do what, for example, Timbaland tells me to do, if he wants to tell me to do something, that kind of thing," he said. "We didn't really have that relationship, it wasn't that type of a process. It was more, he would bring in a beat, an idea, I would write to it and sing it, and we would move on kind of to the next thing."
Timbaland has previously produced albums by MADONNA, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, ASHLEE SIMPSON and many others, in addition to his own projects.
Cornell is currently previewing three tracks from "Scream", called "Long Gone", "Watch Out" and "Ground Zero", at his MySpace page.
The vocalist just finished a stint on LINKIN PARK's Projekt Revolution tour, which wrapped on Sunday (August 24) in Texas. He next performs at the House of Blues in San Diego on Friday (August 29).
Cornell's previous solo album, "Carry On", was released in the spring of 2007. He officially left AUDIOSLAVE earlier that year.
Chris Cornell performing "Long Gone" on the August 8, 2008 episode of NBC-TV's "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno":