Chris Cornell

Soundgarden Wants to Finish an Album, But Doesn't Have Access to Cornell Demos

Soundgarden released six studio albums before Chris Cornell ’s untimely death in 2017, and there’s still hope for a seventh. Cornell’s vocals have been preserved on a series of demos that were recorded with the help of the band’s techs, but there’s one major problem – guitarist Kim Thayil , drummer...
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Family and Friends Remember Chester Bennington

Tributes, condolences, and memories continue to pour in for Chester Bennington . Saturday marked two years since the Linkin Park frontman was found dead in his Southern California home. Chester’s widow, Talinda , thanked friends and family for their love and support and said she wanted to pass...
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Chester Bennington Died 2 Years Ago Today - On Chris Cornell's Birthday

It’s one of the most devastating coincidences in rock history. Friends Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell , two of the most talented and influential musicians of their generations, share July 20 in a heartbreaking way. It’s the day Cornell was born, and the day Bennington took his own life – two...
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Soundgarden Inspired St. Vincent Movie

Soundgarden’s 1994 “Black Hole Sun” is probably one of the band’s most popular songs, and let’s be real: It’s a classic. For effect, let’s have a listen below, shall we? Now that we got that out of our system, let’s talk St. Vincent AKA Annie Clark. The singer-songwriter directed a segment of XX ,...
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So, Did The Foo Fighters Break Up?!

The Foo Fighters have a little time on their hands these days and everyone thought they were totally breaking up thanks to this post on Twitter: What an ominous post. It’s like saying "report to the boss’s office first thing in the morning" #terrifying. The immediate reaction from the media (...
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Top 10 music performances of 2014 shot by Mat Hayward

You want just one word to describe my experience with live music in 2014? That’s easy…“insane.” I was fortunate to be armed with cameras and memory cards for shows all around Washington State. I witnessed hundreds of bands in standalone shows and festivals throughout the year. The range of music...
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Chris Cornell & Tom Morello @ El Corazon for "15 Now" benefit concert 09.26.14

Sitting in the small pit, one foot away from the dimly lit stage with my jaw on the floor I watched and photographed an amazing reunion between former Audioslave bandmates Chris Cornell and Tom Morello. The show was a benefit for "15 Now" and was preceded by some rally speeches in an attempt to get...
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Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails at Sleep Country Amphitheater in Ridgefield, WA

In what can only be described as an unusual turn of events, I found myself making the 6 hour drive (thanks to labor day traffic) to Ridgefield, Washington on Friday night to see two of my favorite bands perform at the Sleep Country Amphitheater. When I first heard about this tour I had to thin k...
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Soundgarden @ Paramount Theater Seattle 02.08.13

When Chris Cornell raises his arms in the air, a thousand more fly up in unison within a second. Soundgarden performed their second of two sold out shows at the Paramount Theater on Friday night in Seattle and commanded the stage. Any up and coming rock bands...this is how you put on a concert!...
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