News – Chris Cornell

April 15, 2015

Chris Cornell Statement Re Temple Of The Dog

Chris has made the following statement on the current legal dispute re Temple Of The Dog.

“The Temple of the Dog recordings were made by members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam to honor our friend, Andy Wood, who died much too soon.  Temple of the Dog recorded the album in a studio co-owned by Raj Parashar.  A&M Records paid for the recordings and the use of the studio.  For Parashar to pretend he has a right to keep the recordings makes no more sense than the owner of a laundromat claiming he owns the clothes you washed in his washing machine.”

Read more about the dispute HERE.

March 12, 2015

Soundgarden Releases ‘Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path” on 6 LP Vinyl

Soundgarden will release highly acclaimed rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path on 6-LP vinyl on May 19 in the US (dates in other countries may vary).

Hard on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of Superunknown early last year, the new vinyl package, first released as a 3-CD collection and as a 14-track single CD last November, will feature the three album thematic collection on six LPs with three separate jackets, each sporting its own unique art and housed in a slipcase wrapped in foil paper designed by Josh Graham.

You can pre-order a copy of the collection starting today at SOUNDGARDENWORLD HERE or at AMAZON HERE.

The collection was curated and hand-selected by guitarist Kim Thayil. Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path includes rarities that have appeared as B-sides, album bonus tracks, EPs, soundtracks, compilations and live recordings – a must for any fan of the band.

Echo Of Miles collects and curates all these “scattered tracks across the path”, offering a different slant on the 26-year history and evolution of one of alternative rock’s finest bands.

LP 1 & 2, dubbed “ORIGINALS,” is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides along with some soundtrack and compilation selections in addition to two unreleased songs on vinyl which go back as far as “Sub Pop Rock City,” originally included as part of the 1988 compilation, Sub Pop 200. The two unreleased tracks are “Kristi,” a 1996 outtake from the Down on the Upside sessions which is reportedly drummer Matt Cameron’s favorite Soundgarden song, and “Storm,” a brand-new track recorded in early 2014.

LP 3 & 4, “COVERS,” offers a stellar showcase of songs from bands who Soundgarden love and admire, from classic rockers The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Sly & the Family Stone to punk pioneers The Stooges, the Ramones, Fear and DEVO. Showing their sense of humor, Soundgarden also cover songs by Spinal Tap and Cheech & Chong. The two unreleased tracks include the Beatles’ “Everybody’s Got Something to Hide…” and the Sly Stone track “Thank You…”, both of which were originally recorded for a BBC Radio 1 John Peel session in 1989.

LP 5 & 6, “ODDITIES,” offer a wide-ranging combination of instrumentals, remixes and demos. The unreleased tracks on vinyl include “Twin Tower,” penned by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle’s London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for Louder Than Love. “Night Surf” is an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd which the band used to open their 1994 tour in conjunction with an introductory film which screened before they took the stage. Steve Fisk’s new remix of “The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix),” a song originally released for 2011 Record Store Day, has also never been available on vinyl before.

LP 1 – Originals

Side A

Sub Pop Rock City

Toy Box

Heretic

Fresh Deadly Roses

Side B

HIV Baby

Cold Bitch

Show Me

She’s A Politician

Birth Ritual

 

LP 2 – Originals

Side C

She Likes Surprises

Kyle Petty, Son of Richard

Exit Stonehenge

Blind Dogs

Bleed Together

Side D

Black Rain

Live To Rise

Kristi

Storm

 

LP 3 – Covers

Side E

Swallow My Pride

Smokestack Lightnin’

Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions)

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions)

Side F

Come Together

Stray Cat Blues

Into The Void (Sealth)

 

LP 4 – Covers

Side G

Girl U Want

Touch Me

Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

I Can’t Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

I Don’t Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

Side H

Waiting For The Sun (Live)

Search And Destroy (Live)

Big Bottom (Live)

Earache My Eye (Live)

 

LP 5 – Oddities

Side I

Twin Tower

Jerry Garcia’s Finger

Ghostmotorfinger

Night Surf

A Splice Of Space Jam

Side J

The Telephantasm

Black Days III

Karaoke

 

LP 6 – Oddities

Side K

Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)

Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)

Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)

Side L

Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’s Back Remix)

Dusty (Moby Remix)

The Telephantasm (Steve Fisk 2014 Remix)

One Minute Of Silence

March 9, 2015

Watch Chris on SNL with the Zac Brown Band

He performed on the track 'Heavy Is The Head' from their forthcoming album JEKYLL + HYDE. Pre-order it from iTunes HERE and get an instant download of the track!

Deending on your location, you can watch the performance at one of these sites:

SNL

Vevo

Alternative Nation

December 15, 2014

Chris Cornell To Perform With Mike McCready’s Mad Season And The Seattle Symphony.

Chris will perform with Mad Season featuring Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) and Duff McKagan plus the Seattle Symphony orchestra at a special 'Sonic Evolution' concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall on January 30.

Tickets start at $50 and may be purchased at www.seattlesymphony.org, by calling the Seattle Symphony Ticket Office at (206) 215-4747, or by visiting the Ticket Office in Benaroya Hall, located on the corner of Union Street and Third Avenue. or via the Seattle Symphony’s iPhone and Android apps.

Now in its fourth year, Sonic Evolution creates a bridge between the Symphony and Seattle’s storied reputation as launching pad for some of the most creative musicians on the popular music scene. In celebration of the past, present and future of our city’s musical legacy, Ludovic Morlot, and the Seattle Symphony commissioned three artists to write orchestral world premieres inspired by bands that launched from, or are related to, Seattle.

The first half of the program features three world premieres and Seattle Symphony commissions and co-commissions. French composer Yann Robin’s Ashes, a piece inspired by the iconic American rock band Nirvana, which rose to fame in Seattle in the late 1980s, will begin the program. It is followed by Beyond Much Difference by Angelique Poteat, inspired by another legendary Seattle-based rock band of the 1990s, Pearl Jam.  Poteat participated in the Seattle Symphony Young Composers Workshop from 2002 to 2004, and has since become one of the most promising young composers for new music. The Symphony commissioned Poteat to write a chamber piece, titled Much Difference, for its May 5, 2014 concert at (Le) Poisson Rouge in New York City. Beyond Much Difference is an orchestral arrangement and expansion of the earlier chamber work.

The first half of the program concludes with Waking the Horizon, a piece conceived by Pearl Jam Lead Guitarist Mike McCready (arranged by Scott Teske). Joining Ludovic Morlot, the Symphony, and members of Vocalpoint! Seattle on stage, McCready will perform during the piece.  Ludovic commented during a recent score reading with McCready: “With this collaboraton we are both coming out of our normal comfort zones. This is an incredible opportunity to learn from one another and give ourselves a chance to grow as artists.”

Mike McCready returns after intermission with American rock supergroup Mad Season, including original drummer Barrett Martin. The star-studded line up will also include iconic Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell and Guns N’ Roses bassist Duff McKagan. Ludovic Morlot will lead guest musicians and the Seattle Symphony in a debut performance of orchestral and solo arrangements of original Mad Season works. See below for more details.

Concert Details

Friday, January 30, 2015, at 8 p.m.

SONIC EVOLUTION

Special Performances

Ludovic Morlot, conductor

Mike McCready, special guest

Mad Season

Chris Cornell, vocals

Mike McCready, guitar

Duff McKagan, bass guitar

Barrett Martin, drums

Members of Vocalpoint! Seattle

Seattle Symphony 

 

 

Program:

Yann Robin                                        Ashes (World Premiere)                                                                

Angelique Poteat                            Beyond Much Difference (World Premiere)

MIKE MCCREADY/arr. Scott Teske        Waking the Horizon (World Premiere)                             

MAD SEASON/arr. Scott Teske             “River of Deceit”

MAD SEASON/arr. Scott Teske             “I Don’t Know Anything”

MAD SEASON/arr. Scott Teske             “Long Gone Day”

Yann Robin’s Ashesis co-commissioned by the Seattle Symphony and the Lille National Orchestra.

Angelique Poteat’s Beyond Much Differenceis generously underwritten by the Brian and Lynn Grant Family.

Presenting Sponsor: CTI BioPharma Corp.

December 2, 2014

Chris To Guest At CMT Artists Of The Year 2014

Chris will be a special guest at CMT Artists of the Year 2014! Watch it live TONIGHT (Dec 2) from Nashville at 8pm ET on CMT and VH1.

November 24, 2014

Out Today: Soundgarden’s Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path

 

 

Soundgarden's 3-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path is released today.

Disc 1, dubbed “ORIGINALS,” contains mainly Soundgarden-written B-sides in addition to two unreleased songs, “Kristi” and a brand-new recording, “Storm,” recorded in May this year with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. Watch the brand new video by the band’s creative director Josh Graham exclusively at NME – click HERE.

Disc 2, “COVERS,” offers a stellar showcase of songs written by bands that Soundgarden love and admire, from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors to The Stooges, the Ramones and DEVO.

Disc 3, “ODDITIES,” offers instrumentals, remixes and demos, including Steve Fisk's unreleased “The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)”, “Twin Tower,” penned by Matt Cameron and “Night Surf”, an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd.

Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path is available from:

Soundgardenworld – check out the exclusive bundles and get an instant download of 'Storm'

iTunes

Amazon

Google Play

 

 

October 28, 2014

Soundgarden Releases 3-Cd Rarities Collection Nov 24: Echo Of Miles:Scattered Tracks Across The Path

 

 

On November 24th Soundgarden releases their long-awaited 3-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path.

 

Among the set's seven unreleased tracks is a brand-new recording, “Storm,” recorded in May this year with producer Jack Endino in Seattle. Stream it below.

 

 

You can pre-order Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path HERE – available from Soundgardenworld.com in several exclusive bundles – and get an instant download of 'Storm'. The album is also available to pre-order from iTunes HERE, Amazon HERE or from Google Play HERE.  

For the first time, Echo Of Miles collects and curates all these “scattered tracks across the path”, offering a different slant on the 26- year history and evolution of one of alternative rock’s finest bands.

 

The package has once again been beautifully designed by Josh Graham. The set features three separate thematic discs in a clear plastic slipcase with three separate mini-jackets, each sporting its own unique art, a booklet and inserts, allowing you to mix and match your own album graphic layout.

 

 

Disc 1, dubbed “ORIGINALS,” is filled with Soundgarden-written songs, mainly B-sides in addition to two unreleased songs, “Kristi” and “Storm.”

 

Disc 2, “COVERS,” offers a stellar showcase of songs written by bands that Soundgarden love and admire, from The Beatles, the Rolling Stones, The Doors to The Stooges, the Ramones and DEVO.

 

Disc 3, “ODDITIES,” offers instrumentals, remixes and demos, including Steve Fisk's unreleased “The Telephantasm (Resurrection Remix)”, “Twin Tower,” penned by Matt Cameron, which was originally recorded at Seattle’s London Bridge studio in December 1988 during the sessions for Louder Than Love, and “Night Surf”, an instrumental performed by bassist Ben Shepherd.

 

TRACK LISTING

 

CD 1 – Originals

1. Sub Pop Rock City

2. Toy Box

3. Heretic

4. Fresh Deadly Roses

5. HIV Baby

6. Cold Bitch

7. Show Me

8. She’s A Politician

9. Birth Ritual

10. She Likes Surprises

11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard

12. Exit Stonehenge

13. Blind Dogs

14. Bleed Together

15. Black Rain

16. Live To Rise

17. Kristi*

18. Storm*

 

 

CD 2 – Covers

1. Swallow My Pride

2. Smokestack Lightnin’

3. Everybody’s Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey (John Peel BBC Sessions)*

4. Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (John Peel BBC Sessions)*

5. Come Together

6. Stray Cat Blues

7. Into The Void (Sealth)

8. Girl U Want

9. Touch Me

10. Can You See Me? (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

11. Homicidal Suicidal (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

12. I Can’t Give You Anything (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

13. I Don’t Care About You (Friday Rock Show BBC Sessions)

14. Waiting For The Sun (Live)

15. Search And Destroy (Live)

16. Big Bottom (Live)

17. Earache My Eye (Live)

 

 

CD 3 – Oddities

1. Twin Tower*

2. Jerry Garcia’s Finger

3. Ghostmotorfinger

4. Night Surf*

5. A Splice Of Space Jam

6. The Telephantasm

7. Black Days III

8. Karaoke

9. Fopp (Fucked Up Heavy Dub Mix)

10. Big Dumb Sex (Dub Version)

11. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)

12. Rhinosaur (The Straw That Broke The Rhino’s Back Remix)

13. Dusty (Moby Remix)

14. The Telephantasm (Steve Fisk 2014 Remix)*

15. One Minute Of Silence

 

 

* Previously Unreleased

 

 

October 6, 2014

An Evening With Jimmy Page In Conversation With Chris Cornell

To celebrate the publication of Jimmy Page’s official photographic autobiography – the first ever book by a member of Led Zeppelin – on November 12 at 8:30pm, Jimmy Page will appear on stage with Chris Cornell. During the course of a dialogue together, the audience will be invited to join Jimmy and Chris looking through unseen photos and memorabilia, many drawn from Jimmy's personal archives. Jimmy Page will be revisiting memories of his life in music – “from 13-year-old choirboy to Sixties session musician, through The Yardbirds to Led Zeppelin and beyond”.

The show takes place at the Theatre at Ace Hotel, Los Angeles. Tickets will be available as of Friday October 10 from local outlets, including Amoeba Music and Book Soup – and nationwide from Ticketmaster.

There will also be an AMEX presale starting Wednesday, October 8th at 10am PST and ending Thursday, October 9th at 10pm PST.

The evening is hosted by Genesis Publications with Guitar World and Guitar Aficionado.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

September 17, 2014

Soundgarden To Play New Zealand

Soundgarden will play Westfest 15 in Auckland, New Zealand on March 3, 2015. Tickets onsale now from http://www.iticket.co.nz/

September 12, 2014

Soundgarden Play 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit

Soundgarden will play the 28th Annual Bridge School Benefit on at the Shoreline Amphitheatre, Mountain View, CA on October 25/26 2014.

Tickets will go on sale Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:00 AM at Live Nation, the Shoreline Amphitheatre box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, or by calling (800) 745-3000. More details at: http://www.bridgeschool.org/concert/

Chris Cornell