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Happy Birthday Chris!

Happy Birthday to Chris Cornell! He was born on this day in 1964 in Seattle. It took me more than a year but eventually I prepared his bio, you can find it here.

The song I chose for today is Hey Baby (Land of the New Rising Sun), recorded by Chris, Mike McCready, Jeff Ament and Matt Cameron on the tribute album to Jimi Hendrix (as M.A.C.C.) in 1992.

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‘Hunger Strike’ by Temple of the Dog

Apologies for long silence, harsh reality prevented me from posting on all my blogs. But I am back and getting ready for July 20th.

1200 Musicians Play Nirvana’s ‘Smells Like Teen Spirit’

Happy New Year! I hope 2018 will be better than the previous one and will bring us much more joy. I was overwhelmed by all the sad events that happened in 2017 and was seriously thinking of quitting this blog but now I am more than sure that I should continue no matter what.

So I am eventually planning to prepare the place for Chris Cornell and to post more or less regularly in 2018. Don’t expect the flood of new content but I think one new post a week is a reasonable goal.

Let’s start this year with one of the uplifting events that took place last year. See yourselves what happens when 1200 people gather to play Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit 😀 Read the coverage of this concert here and listen to their cover below. I just wish Kurt could see this! ❤

 

 

Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 5: Anneke van Giersbergen, Norah Jones and Audioslave

Renowned Dutch vocalist Anneke Van Giersbergen paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing a cover version of AUDIOSLAVE‘s “Like A Stone” during her acoustic set on June 30 at the 20th-anniversary edition of the Tuska festival in Helsinki, Finland. You can watch video footage of the performance below.

Anneke‘s new band, VUUR, will release its debut album, “In This Moment We Are Free – Cities”, on October 20 via InsideOut Music.

VUUR was created as a vehicle for the heavy progressive metal side of Anneke‘s career.

The name VUUR — translated from Dutch as “fire”, which can also be interpreted to mean “passion” or “drive” — was chosen as a moniker to represent Anneke‘s metal side, with the idea that when fans buy a ticket with the VUUR name on it they will be getting her heavy progressive music, while an Anneke Van Giersbergen show will be entirely different.

Cornell was pronounced dead on May 18 after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room the previous night. SOUNDGARDEN had played a show earlier that evening.

The 52-year-old had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system on the night he died by hanging himself. According to a completed toxicology report released by Michigan’s Wayne County Medical Examiner, the drugs didn’t contribute to the cause of death.

In addition to SOUNDGARDEN, Cornell sang with AUDIOSLAVE and TEMPLE OF THE DOG, while also recording four solo studio albums and one live set on his own.

Chris was laid to rest on May 26 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

source: Blabbermouth

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Norah Jones covered “Black Hole Sun” at the Fox Theatre in Detroit last night. It was the first concert at the venue since Chris Cornell’s final performance with Soundgarden last Wednesday.

source: Alternative Nation

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Surviving Audioslave members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford performed “Like a Stone” in honor of Chris Cornell a few days ago in the studio with no vocals. Watch below.

They also performed this song with Serj Tankian:

SYSTEM OF A DOWN vocalist Serj Tankian joined surviving members of AUDIOSLAVE during a PROPHETS OF RAGE show last night at the Rock Im Park Festival festival to pay respect to late Chris Cornell with a “Like a Stone” performance. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below.

Cornell was known for his role as one of the architects of the 1990s grunge movement, for his extensive catalog as a songwriter and for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth(2015) and the live album Songbook (2011). Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song “The Keeper” which appeared in the film Machine Gun Preacher and co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), “You Know My Name“.

sources: Alternative Nation and Metal Addicts

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

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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Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 3: Corey Taylor, Bush, Live And Red Hot Chilli Peppers

Soundgarden was due to headline the Rock on the Range Music Festival on Friday night [May 19th]. In the wake of Chris Cornell’s tragic passing, the festival staged an all-star tribute featuring Corey Taylor of Slipknot, Bush, and Live. Video highlighting Cornell’s isolated vocals was also shown.

Taylor covered Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike”, Bush played Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”, and Live performed Audioslave’s “I Am the Highway’.

Watch fan-shot footage from the tribute below.

source: Consequence of Sound

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​​Following the stunning and heartbreaking death of Chris Cornell, tributes to the late singer have been showing up everywhere. Last night in Indianapolis, Red Hot Chili Peppers delivered their own salute to the beloved musician.

During the band’s set at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Thursday evening, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer opened the encore by coming out on stage alone. He performed a cover of “Seasons”, a solo acoustic song Cornell had written for the Singles soundtrack. Watch video of the performance below (via Rolling Stone).