CHRIS CORNELL To Take Part In ‘American Songwriter’ Twitterview

Grammy-award winning musician Chris Cornell will take part in a “Twitterview” on Monday, October 31 at 3 p.m. CST at Cornell, who fronted ’90s grunge gods SOUNDGARDEN and alt-rock supergroup AUDIOSLAVE, is currently on tour promoting “Songbook”, his acoustic solo album, due November 21 via Universal Music Enterprises.

To take part in the interview, simply log on to Twitter and follow American Songwriter @Amersongwriter and Chris Cornell @ChrisCornell or email and include your Twitter username.

Entries must be made by 5 p.m. CST on Friday (October 28). Those who participate will be eligible to win an American Songwriter gift pack, which includes an American Songwriter T-shirt.

“Songbook” will feature Cornell‘s own songs as well as a few covers. All fans who purchase their “Songbook” tour tickets online will receive a digital copy of the album with each order.

“Songbook” track listing:

01. As Hope And Promise Fade
02. Scar On The Sky
03. Call Me A Dog
04. Ground Zero
05. Can’t Change Me
06. I Am The Highway
07. Thank You (LED ZEPPELIN cover)
08. Cleaning My Gun
09. Wide Awake
10. Fell On Black Days
11. All Night Thing
12. Doesn’t Remind Me
13. Like A Stone
14. Black Hole Sun
15. Imagine (JOHN LENNON cover)
16. The Keeper

You can can now preview the song “Cleaning My Gun” on Cornell‘s Facebook page.

Cornell‘s new song, “The Keeper”, is the lead single from the soundtrack to the movie “Machine Gun Preacher”. The film, which stars Gerard Butler as a former drug dealer who becomes a crusader for hundreds of refugee children in war-torn Sudan, opened on September 23.

Although Cornell has been recording a new album with SOUNDGARDEN for the first time in 15 years, he continues to work as a solo artist as well. He told how it’s different from playing with a band. “An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified,” Cornell explained. “I’m very nervous about it, but I love the intimacy. Once you sit in front of people and start playing songs, it’s all on you. No matter what happens, it’s entirely your responsibility the entire time. I like that intensity.”

Cornell told The Pulse Of Radio that he sees working with SOUNDGARDEN again as having a positive influence on his solo career. “One thing about a solo artist is you can just be in a room way too long with yourself and your own thoughts and your own songs, and it feels really good to be working with Ben (Shepherd, bassist) and Matt (Cameron, drummer) and Kim (Thayil, guitarist) again, and it’s actually a really nice reprieve also from just being alone, doing what I do,” he said. “It’s helping with the balance, I think, too.”

Cornell has issued three solo albums. The last one, 2009’s “Scream”, was trashed by critics and fans for abandoning Cornell‘s rock roots for an urban pop sound.