Tool Dedicate Rock On The Range Set To Chris Cornell

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Tool were the headliners for the final night of the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 20th. As part of their set, Tool paid tribute to Chris Cornell in honor of the one-year anniversary of his death this past Friday. According to Alternative Nation, lead singer Maynard James … More »

Chris Cornell Died 1 Year Ago Today, Public Vigil Being Held Tonight In LA

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Chris-CornellA year ago today, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room at the way-too-young age of 52. Today marks the one-year anniversary of his death, and Vicky Cornell, his widow, is hosting a public vigil for her late husband tonight in Los Angeles. The vigil, set to begin … More »

Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park

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We’ve unfortunately lost a lot of great musicians over the last few years, and movie star and Thirty Seconds To Mars leader Jared Leto decided to pay tribute to five of them by mashing their songs together in a medley for BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Accompanied by a choir and acoustic guitar, Leto sings … More »

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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