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Chris Cornell Posts Clips of New Solo Track

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is teasing his next solo work, posting a clip online of him recording a song called "The Promise."

The finished track is due out this Friday and is featured the upcoming film of the same name, which stars Oscar Isaac, Christian Bale and Charlotte Le Bon in a love triangle drama set in Armenia during the 1920s and the final days of the Ottoman Empire. The film premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival last fall and opens wide on April 21, and the title song follows Cornell's previous musical contributions to movie such as Great Expectations, 12 Years A Slave, Machine Gun Preacher and the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.

Soundgarden will be hitting the road on April 20 in Tampa, Fla., for an 18-date North American tour mixing headline shows with festival appearances. A deluxe reissues of the group's 1980 debut album, Ultramega OK, comes out Friday (March 10).

Chris Cornell on Twitter

In the studio recording my song "The Promise", which will be released this Friday, March 10. #KeepThePromise https://t.co/pQF7FSfeXZ

 

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.