1998/1999 – In 1998 Chris Cornell begins writing and recording with guitarist Alain Johannes and keyboardist Natasha Shneider of the band Eleven. Chris Cornell’s first solo album Euphoria Morning is released on September 21, 1999.
2000 – The album’s single Can’t Change Me is nominated for “Best Male Rock Vocal Performance” at the 2000 Grammy Awards. Bonus track Sunshower is featured on the soundtrack for the film Great Expectations, and a reworked version of the track Mission, retitled Mission 2000, is used on the soundtrack to the film Mission: Impossible II.
2006 – Cornell co-writes and performs the theme song You Know My Name for the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. This is the first Bond theme song since 1983’s Octopussy to have a different title from the film and the first since 1987’s The Living Daylights to feature a male singer.
2007 – In May/June, Cornell releases his second solo album Carry On, produced by Steve Lillywhite, which includes a groundbreaking reinvention of Michael Jackson dance classic Billie Jean as a slow blues.
2008 – Cornell writes and records third solo album Scream with producer Timbaland and plays summer shows across the US with Linkin Park’s Projekt Revolution tour. In the fall, he plays solo shows in the US and Canada and appears in front of the President at the Kennedy Center Honors Gala in Washington DC, playing The Who’s “Won’t Get Fooled Again” in tribute to the band.
2009 — “Scream” is released worldwide in the Spring. In the first half of the year, Cornell continues to tour in North and South America and across Europe, taking in a total of 21 nations and including a triumphant open-air show in Tel Aviv. In December, he plays the first in his acclaimed “Songbook” series of solo acoustic shows at the Hotel Cafe in Los Angeles.
2010 – Chris Cornell’s collaborations with rock guitarist Slash (on “Promise”), Santana (on “Whole Lotta Love”) and Italian nu-jazz group Gabin (“Lies”) are released.Chris plays more acoustic ‘Songbook’ shows at the Troubadour and the Roxy in Los Angeles.
2011 – In Spring, Chris Cornell embarks on a sold-out ‘Songbook solo acoustic tour of the US and announces autumn dates in New Zealand, Australia and South America.
In August he releases “The Keeper”, an original song written for the Marc Forster directed film Machine Gun Preacher, released by Relativity in September 2011. The song is the lead track on the film’s soundtrack album and in December receives a Golden Globe nomination for Best Original Song.
In September, he joins members of Pearl Jam for a Temple Of The Dog live reunion at the PJ20 Festival in Alpine Valley, WI. On November 21, he releases Songbook, his live acoustic album featuring songs recorded on the Spring tour.
2012 – Chris continues to tour ‘Songbook’ in the US and Europe.
2013 – Chris tours Songbook in the US. He records his song ‘Misery Chain’, a duet featuring Joy Williams, for the movie soundtrack album ‘Music From and Inspired By 12 Years A Slave’.
2015 – New studio album, Higher Truth is released on September 18, 2015. Chris tours in North America and Australasia.
2016 – Chris tours in Europe, North America and South America.