Seattle Repertory Theatre Developing Grunge Musical

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Although the grunge era involved a good deal of screaming, it did not exactly scream “Broadway musical!” Yet Variety reports that Seattle Repertory Theatre is developing just such a play: “a new musical set in the grunge scene in 1990s Seattle, featuring an original, fictional story told with pre-existing songs of the era … More »

Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

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The latest band to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell: Guns N’ Roses, who covered “Black Hole Sun” during their gig at Meath, Ireland’s Slane Castle. Check out full-length footage below. More »

Chris Cornell’s Funeral: Chester Bennington Sings “Hallejulah,” Mourners Include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden Members

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Among those who attended Chris Cornell’s private memorial today were his Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron; Pearl Jam’s Jeff Ament; Nirvana’s Krist Novoselic; Metallica’s James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich; Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro; Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, and Pat Smear; Bush’s Gavin Rossdale; Pharrell; Joe Walsh; Audioslave’s Tom … More »

Becoming Chris Cornell: Inside The Early Days Of Soundgarden

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Evan Schiller didn’t know Chris Cornell very well — when it came down to it, few people really did — but the drummer for the ’90s Seattle band Sadhappy cherishes one particular memory of the late Soundgarden frontman. It was December 1991, and their mutual friend Soozy Bridges was throwing a party at her beachfront … More »

Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky Shares Letter To Late Husband

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Chris Cornell’s wife Vicky has written a letter addressed to her late husband and shared it with Billboard. Read it below. More »

Watch Eric Church Cover Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

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Nashville country star Eric Church is apparently a grunge fan. He covered Pearl Jam’s “Better Man” during a recent show outside Seattle, and last night in Washington, DC, he paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell by covering Johnny Cash’s version of Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage.” Watch below. More »

Chris Cornell Police Report Details The Hours Before Singer’s Death

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The Detroit News has obtained a police report detailing the hours before and after Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s death early Thursday morning. According to the report, Cornell’s bodyguard, Martin Kirsten, found the singer unresponsive on his hotel room’s bathroom floor just at about 12:15 am, “with blood running from his mouth

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Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

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My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording “Black Hole Sun,” which was indirectly followed years later by a Paul Anka cover of the generation-defining hit. People make a big deal about the song’s Beatlesque sonics, but the Beatles mostly had some economy … More »

Chris Cornell: Grunge Legends Pay Tribute

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Since news of Chris Cornell’s death broke early yesterday morning, friends and bandmates have begun to pay tribute. Now remembrances from his peers in the world-conquering ’90s grunge scene are beginning to speak up. More »

EDM Community Reacts To Chris Cornell’s Suicide

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Chris Cornell, singer and frontman of Audioslave and singer for Soundgarden, was found dead in a Detroit hotel room early Thursday morning (May 18th). Cornell, 52 at the time, has allegedly committed suicide by hanging. Since his divorce in 2004, Chris Cornell has struggled with depression and drug addiction. While most people know Cornell from

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