Monthly Archives: October 2017

Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 4: Megadeth, The Pretty Reckless and Toronto Choir

Another portion of tributes to Chris Cornell, I will post the last episode of his covers next week.

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MEGADETH

Dave Mustaine paid tribute to late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell yesterday at a Megadeth show in Japan with a cover of “Outshined.”

A visibly shaken Mustaine had to start by somewhat patiently explaining to some of his younger fans who Cornell was, and get some of the rowdier fans to stop yelling out requests so he can properly pay tribute.

via Alternative Nation

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The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden during the band’s final shows this past week prior to frontman Chris Cornell’s death, and frontwoman Taylor Momsen sang Audioslave’s “Like a Stone” in honor of Cornell yesterday for a tear filled incredible performance.

Momsen discussed her excitement about opening for Soundgarden in an interview a couple of weeks ago with Alternative Nation reporter Lauryn Schaffner.

“Well we’ve only played with them once before and it was in Quebec City. They were amazing and I love Matt Chamberlain who was playing with them at the time, but I’m very excited to see them with Matt Cameron tonight. It’ll be my personal first time seeing Matt Cameron play, and he’s one of my favorite drummers.

Soundgarden is one of the bands that brought us as a group together, we all bonded over the Beatles and Soundgarden. So when we got the call that we were gonna open for them, I didn’t know what to say. I have no words – we are extraordinarily excited and I hope we don’t disappoint their fans.”

via Alternative Nation

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TORONTO CHOIR

Toronto’s Choir! Choir! Choir! have paid tribute to late singer Chris Cornell with a stirring rendition of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun.

A total of 225 people gathered in the Canadian city to record the Superunknown track, saying simply: “RIP Chris Cornell. No one sang like you or ever will.”

The choir have previously covered a range of songs, including Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit, Bon Jovi’s Livin’ On A Prayer, Joy Division’s Love Will Tear Us Apart and Metallica’s Nothing Else Matters.

via Metal Hammer

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Lighthouses Don’t Go Running All Over An Island…

Thank you if you still follow this calm site that has recently turned really quiet. Sorry about that, I have a new job and in my free time I am trying to multi-task, unfortunately this is not a good tactics when you want to keep up with regular blogging. But I still have some links with tributes to Chris Cornell and some unpublished material in the Drafts section so please, stay with me.

Meanwhile, this beautiful picture of West Point Light made me think of the quote I once read

My dear,

Here’s the thing about teaching people; you can’t teach them if they don’t want to learn. And most don’t want to learn.

That’s why all you can do is live your life to the best of your ability and let it shine like a beacon for others to follow. If they want to learn they’ll come to you. And when they do, that’s when you try to teach them something.

Lighthouses don’t go running all over an island looking for boats to save; they just stand there shining.

Falsely yours,
Anne Lamott

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