Back in 1990, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell was the creative force behind the band Temple of the Dog in tribute to his lost friend and Mother Love Bone frontman Andrew Wood who passed away the same year. Temple of the Dog was a musical juggernaut chock full of talent with Stone Gossard on guitar, Jeff Ament on bass (both former members of Mother Love Bone) along with Matt Cameron and Eddie Vedder. A super group by definition, the collective released one self-titled disc and only played live one time together.
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has revealed plans for a North American solo tour kicking off this fall. The intimate ‘Songbook’ tour will showcase Cornell’s acoustic arrangements of songs throughout his career spanning close to 30 years, encompassing his work with Soundgarden in addition to his other musical projects including Audioslave, his solo releases and his work with Temple of the Dog.
The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame just gained a few more great acts, with Rush, Heart, Donna Summer, Public Enemy and Randy Newman making up the 2013 induction class. The five acts were inducted Thursday night (April 19) in Los Angeles at the Nokia Theater with a number of music luminaries doing the honors.
President Obama began his second term with his inauguration earlier this week and with the ceremony came a number of galas. Soundgarden's Chris Cornell, one of Obama's many supporters, was invited to perform at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball, which recognized Medal of Honor recipients and Wounded Warriors, and video footage of his entire performance has surfaced online.
Although Soundgarden are in the midst of their current North America tour run, the recently reunited rockers just added a very special appearance to their itinerary. Frontman Chris Cornell has signed on to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, helping President Obama and Vice President Biden honor U.S. armed forces, while all of Soundgarden will be providing entertainment at the Inaugural Ball on the same day.
Smashing Pumpkins visionary Billy Corgan does not have much of a filter when it comes to speaking his mind. The most recent example of this was his personal commentary on the Soundgarden reunion and the impetus behind it, saying, “They’re just out there to have one more round at the till; same with Pavement and these other bands.”