I’m still amazed that we here at Prefix get at least one response a day to a post I did months ago about Chris Cornell covering “Billy Jean.” Who knew debate about whether his version was any good or not would reach creation-versus-evolution, Mac-versus-PC, Pepsi-versus-Coke proportions.
The controversy will get rekindled on May 1 when Interscope releases Cornell’s second solo album, Carry On. One of the fourteen tracks will be his take on “Billy Jean,” as well as his recent Bond theme “You Know My Name.” Steve Lillywhite, who has long worked with U2, produced the album. It’s the long-coming follow-up to 1999’s Euphoria Morning.
In other news, Cornell released a statement basically saying that Audioslave is a done deal–probably stemming from the whole, you know, Rage reuniting thing.