Just weeks after breaking the ARIA record for most #1 albums, Jimmy Barnes has confirmed he is now working on releasing a new record with Cold Chisel by the end of the year. 

Appearing on The Green Room with Neil Griffiths podcast in celebration of the release of his latest album, My Criminal Record, the legendary frontman said working with Cold Chisel bandmate Don Walker on the record sparked work on what will be the band's first studio album since 2015.

"We started really communicating better as songwriters, so the rest of the band and I are gonna get together now and start writing and recording," Barnes said.

"I think by the end of the year we could have a really great Cold Chisel record out. Everybody feels really confident."

Barnes said the new Chisel music will make for an "interesting record".

"When we broke up in '83, we really thought it'd be like hell freezes over... we were at each other's throats, we thought we'd gone as far as we could. Stepping back until 1997 when we reformed for The Last Wave Of Summer, which I personally think is one of the best records we've ever made... we've realised since that point that there is so much more that we can do.

"Cold Chisel once again now is not just following on from where we were, it's evolving from where we were."

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Barnes will embark on a headline tour of Australia in support of My Criminal Record this September. Check out theGuide for all of the details.

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Mackay Entertainment & Convention Centre, Mackay
Jimmy Barnes, Eskimo Joe
Townsville Entertainment & Convention Centre, Townsville City
Jimmy Barnes, Eskimo Joe
Munro Martin Parklands, Cairns
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
WIN Entertainment Centre, Wollongong
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
Hordern Pavilion, Moore Park
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
Adelaide Entertainment Centre, Hindmarsh
Jimmy Barnes
Empire Theatre, Toowoomba
Jet, Jimmy Barnes, Eskimo Joe
Riverstage, Brisbane
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
HOTA, Gold Coast
Jet, Jimmy Barnes
Newcastle Entertainment Centre, Broadmeadow
Jet, Jimmy Barnes, Eskimo Joe
Park Beach Reserve, Coffs Harbour
Jimmy Barnes, Eskimo Joe
Royal Theatre, Canberra
Jimmy Barnes, The Daisy Dukes, Troy Cassar-Daley
Pola Park, Tullamore