The Pulse of Radio recently caught up with the Soundgarden front man and talked about recording the new album and how his solo career is being impacted.

Soundgarden is currently in the studio working on their first album in over 15 years.  Drummer Matt cameron reported last week that they already have 14 songs ready to go for the new album. So the question is, what does this mean for Chris Cornells solo career?

He says that working with the band again is having a positive influence in his solo work.  They plan on jamming writing and recording for the new album through this month but after that Cornell will head out to do some solo acoustic shows starting on April 1st.

An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified. 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.

-Chris Cornell

Cornell has quite to body of work too.  On top of his work with Soundgraden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, he also has 3 solo records to work with.  His last one was Scream which was released in 2009.  And you never know what you'll get a Cornell solo show.  He has covered songs like Micheal Jackson's "Billie Jean".