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Chris Cornell Appearing On New Zac Brown Band Album

Soundgarden is working on its own new music, but frontman Chris Cornell will turn up in an unexpected setting this spring.

Cornell guests on the song "Heavy is the Head" on country act the Zac Brown Band's new album, Jekyll + Hyde. The album comes out April 29 and marks the group's second recent collaboration with a Seattle rocker; Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl produced and played on the ZBB's 2013 EP The Grohl Sessions, Vol. 1.

Soundgarden is working on new material for a follow-up to 2012's King Animal, which guitarist Kim Thayil has said will likely come out in 2016. Soundgarden currently has no shows scheduled for the year.


Gary Graff is an award-winning music journalist who not only covers music but has written books on Bob Seger, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen.