has defended his new Timbaland
-produced album "Scream
The album has been lambasted by fans, critics and even Cornell
's fellow musicians. Earlier this month, Trent Reznor
" on his Twitter page.
In an interview with Alternativeaddiction.com, Cornell
said he wasn't surprised at people's reaction towards "Scream
"Older American fans don't like it because they are typically my core fans that really supported me in Soundgarden and really loved that band,
" he said. "To them that's kind of who I am, I'm that guy in that band, and I'm that guy who wrote those songs.
He went on to praise "Scream
He said: "I'm thrilled with the album that I made. I think it's really exciting, I have listened to it as much or more than any album I have ever made.
He added: "As a song writer and creative person, I have to do what makes me happy. That changes, it goes into different worlds.
Thanks for the report to Nme.com