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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

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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).

 

Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 2: Ryan Adams, Incubus, Cage the Elephant and U2

Part 2 of tributes to Chris Cornell

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Like so many other musicians this weekend, Ryan Adams took a moment during a recent concert to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell. During a gig in Auckland, New Zealand, Adams covered the Soundgarden classic “Black Hole Sun”. Watch fan-shot footage above.

“Black Hole Sun” has proven to be a popular choice for bands looking to honor Cornell. Incubus with Cage the Elephant’s Matthew Schultz and Bush also covered the Superunknown track in recent days.

Click here for our complete coverage of Chris Cornell’s death.

source: Consequence of Sound

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Incubus and Cage the Elephant honor Chris Cornell by covering “Black Hole Sun” — watch
“He taught me how to be heavy and look for beauty at the same time,” Incubus singer Brandon Boyd told the audience

The annual KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta took place in Carson, California on Saturday night. Incubus and Cage the Elephant were both on the bill; during the former’s set, the two acts teamed up to pay tribute to Chris Cornell. Cage the Elephant’s Matthew Schultz joined Incubus to a cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”. Watch fan-shot footage above.

“All night tonight my thoughts with my brother Chris Cornell,” Incubus frontman Brandon Boyd told the crowd. “He is one of three people that made me want to be a singer. He taught me how to be heavy and look for beauty at the same time. He was a huge influence on me and he was a huge influence on our band and so many other bands here tonight. So, I just wanted to say to Chris, I love you wherever you are. We will never forget you.”

source: Consequence of Sound

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U2 dedicate performance of “Running to Stand Still” to Chris Cornell — watch
“For the lion that was Chris Cornell, tonight we send a prayer to his lioness, to Vicky”

U2 are currently in the middle of a tour marking the 30th anniversary of their classic Joshua Tree album. At last night’s stop in Pasadena, California, however, the concert went from a celebratory tone to a mournful one as the band took time honor Chris Cornell. The Irish rock icons dedicated “Running to Stand Still” to the late Seattle legend.

“For the lion that was Chris Cornell, tonight we send a prayer to his lioness, to Vicky,” Bono said as he introduced the song. He continued, mentioning each of Cornell’s children, “And to Christopher and Toni and Lilly, the whole family. A beautiful, sweet soul, Chris Cornell.” Watch video of the dedication and performance above.

U2 also played Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” over the loud speaker prior to the concert’s start.

source: Consequence of Sound

 

Tributes To Chris Cornell Part 1: Eddie Vedder, Guns’N’Roses and Metallica

EDDIE VEDDER

The first concert of his solo tour that began in Amsterdam was heavily influenced by Chris Cornell’s death. Here is the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Eddie Vedder kicked off a European solo tour in Amsterdam on Saturday night. Reeling from the death of his longtime friend and collaborator Chris Cornell, the performance was said to be an emotional one, with Vedder playing several songs in tribute to the Soundgarden singer.

In his opening performance of Pearl Jam’s “Long Road”, Vedder changed the lyrics to “Without you/ something is missing.” A cover of Cat Stevens’ “Trouble” followed. Vedder than played Pearl Jam’s “Sometimes” during which he cried out, “Where were you, dear God?” Other notable performances included his own composition “Without You”, a cover of Neil Young’s “The Needle and the Damage Done” (a song about heroin addiction), and Pearl Jam’s “Immortality”. He opened the first encore with a cover of Fugazi’s “I’m So Tired”, which features lyrics like, “Out here/ Barely see my breath/ Surrounded by jealousy and death/ I can’t be reached/ Only had one call/ Dragged underneath Separate from you all/ You all.”

At one point during the concert, a fan yelled out, “I love you!”, to which Vedder responded, “Thank you. I need it – we all need it. I’m thinking of a lot of people tonight. And some in particular and their families. And I just know that healing takes time, if it ever happens. It takes time, and that means you have to start somewhere. So let it be music. Let it be love and togetherness. And let it be Amsterdam.”

A PearlJam.com member named Electro_UK who attended the show, posted the following account to the band’s message board,

“The show was pretty much entirely about Chris without directly mentioning him. It was clear Eddie couldn’t bring himself to talk about it head on. He spoke a little how the healing process can start with music and made numerous references to how sad he was and how much he and his friends were struggling.

Frankly it is the bravest performance I have ever seen. At times it seemed like he was a word or two away from breaking into tears. He mumbled more than usual, he violently stamped into the floor on Immortality and others and after ‘The End’ I thought he was ready to just walk off and not play anymore. There were funny moments and he picked up in the second half. You could hear the crowd emotionally gasp when Light Years started. On the outro to Sometimes he cried out ‘Where were you, dear God?’ It was heart breaking.”

Guns’n’Roses

Here is the coverage by Consequence of Sound

Guns N’ Roses kicked off their 2017 summer tour at Slane Castle in Ireland on Saturday. Near the middle of the set, after ripping through a bunch of their greatest hits, the band took a moment to honor Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”. Watch fan-shot footage below.

“This one’s for you Chris,” the band tweeted prior to the performance.

This one’s for you Chris.
Black Hole Sun.
Live from Slane, Ireland.#GNRinSlane

— Guns N’ Roses (@gunsnroses) May 27, 2017

In 2015, GNR bassist Duff McKagan collaborated with Cornell as part of a Mad Season reunion performance staged by surviving members Mike McCready and Barrett Martin and also featuring the Seattle Symphony Orchestra.

Metallica

Again the coverage of Consequence of Sound

Metallica are currently on one of the most anticipated tours of the season as they support their latest album, Hardwired…to Self-Destruct. During a concert near Boston last Friday, however, the metal rockers took time out of their set to remember fallen grunge legend Chris Cornell.

As Metallica were wrapping up a performance of “Halo on Fire,” bassist Robert Trujillo launched into a solo bass version of Soundgarden classic “Black Hole Sun”. Though brief, Trujillo knocked it out with both admirable focus and reverence. Listen to it on Metallica’s Instagram account.

to be continued…

 

Space Needle (Episode 27)

I thought it would be good to post sth lighter today and to restore the tradition of Fridays with Space Needle so here it is, a stunning picture of Seattle panorama.

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I am planning to come back to the topic of Chris Cornell’s death next week. I have gathered quite a lot of links with numerous tributes that have been made to him by various artists and will post them here (divided into parts because it is just too much content for one entry).

I am not sure if you are interested in that but Chris’ death has inspired me to make a twin site called Metal Graveyard. It debuts in the net today, I am not  sure if you like metal music as well, however if you do, please check it out. Link is here. Thank you 🙂

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