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Chris Cornell Covers Led Zeppelin, John Lennon On ‘Songbook’ Album

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Led Zeppelin‘s ‘Thank You’ and John Lennon‘s ‘Imagine’ get the Chris Cornell treatment on ‘Songbook,’ a new album from the Soundgarden singer that’s due out Nov. 21.

The 19-song set, which will be given out to fans who buy tickets to Cornell’s upcoming ‘Songbook’ tour, also includes tunes from his solo work and time spent playing with Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog. The trek kicks off Nov. 1 in Memphis, Tenn., and is scheduled through Dec. 15 in San Francisco.

The ‘Songbook’ tour will give fans the opportunity to hear Cornell perform unplugged and in an up-close and personal setting. Like the album of the same name, he will offer up songs spanning his extensive career and catalog– perhaps with a few covers thrown in — and will share personal tidbits about the music and his life with fans in attendance.

The final track on ‘Songbook’ is ‘The Keeper,’ which is on the soundtrack for the upcoming Gerard Butler flick ‘Machine Gun Preacher.’ The tune is an homage for those strong enough to seek out a single ray of light during troubled times. According to Cornell’s website, “it captures the desperation of people plagued by war – looking for hope in what seems like a dark world.”

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