JOURNEY PLAYERS – Journey lead singer Chris Cornell and drummer Matt Helders announced a collaboration this week, with the duo collaborating on a solo album.
“We are so excited to announce that we are teaming up with Matt Heldens drummer to release our first solo album, Journey Lead,” Cornell said in a statement.
“Chris has been a member of Journey for nearly four years and has played drums in their most recent album, The Day We Met, and in recent years he has been one of their main songwriters.
He also writes a great song for Journey called ‘Caveman,'” Cornell said.”
Matt has done so much for Journey, and we are excited to be working with him again in the future,” Cornell added.”
In the future, we hope to release more music and make more music together, as well as share stories and collaborate on new projects together.”
The pair also shared a video from a recent performance of Journey’s song “CaveMan” featuring the songwriting duo, which you can watch below.
As the band prepares to celebrate the release of Journey Lead, Cornell also shared his thoughts on why he’s taking a break from the band.
“I feel like I’ve been on a roller coaster ride,” Cornell told NPR.
“I’m so grateful for the support that I’ve received, and it has made me realize how blessed I am to have been a part of the band, and to be able to continue to make music.”