News – Chris Cornell

May 2, 2014

Soundgarden Add Three More Shows

Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails have added three shows to their summer tour.

8/27 – Wheatland, CA @ Sleep Train Amphitheatre
8/29 – Ridgefield, WA @ Sleep Country Amphitheatre
8/30 – Auburn, WA @ White River Amphitheatre

Pre-sale begins 5/6 at 10 AM

April 24, 2014

Rare Soundgarden Demos Released

Two rare Soundgarden demos from 'Superunknown' have been released to fans via press exclusives in the US and UK.

Black Hole Sun and Superunknown were both recorded solo by Chris back in 1994.  Both tracks are part of the 20th Anniversary Edition of Superunknown, available June 3rd.

You can hear 'Black Hole Sun' via Pitchfork HERE

You can hear 'Superunknown' via NME HERE.

You can pre-order the 20th Anniversary reissue of 'Superunknown' in two deluxe formats):

Digital Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/superunknownitunes​
Physical Pre-order: http://smarturl.it/superunknown20​

Soundgarden’s Guitar Center Session Airs May 4

Soundgarden’s rooftop performance at SXSW for DIRECTV’s Guitar Center Sessions will air on May 8th at 8PM. More info: http://sessions.guitarcenter.com/

April 16, 2014

Chris on Loudwire Nights!

Chris Cornell will guest on the Loudwire Nights radio show with Full Metal Jackie tonight! (April 16) Find a station: http://loudwire.com/category/loudwire-nights/

Update: You can now read the transcript of the interview – just click HERE

 

March 15, 2014

Soundgarden To Tour With Nine Inch Nails

Soundgarden and Nine Inch Nails have announced they will be touring together this summer. Fan presale begins Monday March 17 only (details emailed to mailing list). Facebook presale begins Tuesday March 18. Tickets for the tour will go on sale to the public Friday, March 21. 

 

SG/NIN Tour Dates

7/19* – Las Vegas, NV @ Planet Hollywood

7/21* – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/22* – Denver, CO @ Red Rocks Amphitheatre

7/24 – Tinley Park, IL @ First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre

7/26* – Clarkston, MI @ DTE Energy Music Theatre

7/27 – Toronto, ON @ Molson Canadian Amphitheatre

7/29* – Mansfield, MA @ Xfinity Center

7/30* – Camden, NJ @ Susquehanna Bank Center

8/1* – Wantagh, NY @ Nikon at Jones Beach Theatre

8/2* – Holmdel, NJ @ PNC Bank Arts Center

8/4* – Bristow, VA @ Jiffy Lube Live

​8/5* – Virginia Beach, VA @ Farm Bureau Live at Lakewood

8/7* – Charlotte, NC @ PNC Music Pavilion

8/8* – Atlanta, GA @ Aaron's Amphitheatre at Lakewood

8/10* – West Palm Beach, FL @ Cruzan Amphitheatre

8/11* – Tampa, FL @ MidFlorida Credit Union

8/14* – Austin, TX @ Austin360 Amphitheatre

8/16* – Woodlands, TX @ Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion

8/17* – Dallas, TX @ Gexa Energy Pavilion

8/19* – Albuquerque, NM @ Isleta Amphitheatre

8/21* – Chula Vista, CA – Sleep Train Amphitheatre

8/22* – Irvine, CA – Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre

8/24* – Mountain View, CA @ Shoreline Amphitheatre

8/25* – Los Angeles, CA @ Hollywood Bowl

 

 

* – Death Grips Supporting

 

March 14, 2014

Watch Soundgarden play ‘Superunknown’ live at iTunes Festival

For a limited time, replay Soundgarden's live performance of Superunknown in its entirety live at SXSW as part of the iTunes Festival.

Billboard said: “Soundgarden was on fire from note one…Thursday’s format was a welcome reminder of the rest of the album’s material which hardly sounded dated and even felt fresher for their relative absence over the years.”

Go to:http://iTunes.com/soundgarden

 

March 13, 2014

Soundgarden films Guitar Center Session in Austin

Tomorrow night, (March 14) at 11pm, Soundgarden is filming an episode of DirectTV's Guitar Center Sessions live from the rooftop of the Starr Building in downtown Austin, Texas. A limited number of wristbands will be made available to the public.

 

February 26, 2014

Soundgarden to perform Superunknown at iTunes Music Festival

Soundgarden will be headlining night three of the iTunes Festival at SXSW in celebration of the 20th Anniversary of Superunknown (available on iTunes for pre-order on March 11th). Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd will perform the album front to back for the first time ever.
More details at: http://itunes.com/festival

 

February 24, 2014

Superunknown20

To celebrate 20 years of Superunknown – SOUNDGARDEN is reissuing the album on June 3rd, 2014. The re-issue editions include rare demos, rehearsal recordings, and more.

On Record Store Day – Soundgarden is releasing a limited edition set of five 10″ vinyls of Superunknown. These will only be available at your local record store on April 19th, 2014


SUPERUNKNOWN – DELUXE EDITION 2CD TRACK LISTING:
CD ONE – REMASTERED ALBUM
1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell on Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD TWO – Demos, Rehearsals, B-Sides & More
1. Let Me Drown (Demo)^
2. Black Hole Sun (Demo)^
3. Half (Demo)^
4. Head Down (Rehearsal)^
5. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)^
6. The Day I Tried to Live (Rehearsal)^
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic)
8. Black Days III*
9. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
10. Exit Stonehenge
11. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
12. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
13. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
14. The Day I Tried To Live (Scott Litt Mix)^
15. 4th of July (Instrumental)^
16. Superunknown (Instrumental)^
SUPERUNKNOWN – SUPER DELUXE TRACK LISTING:
CD ONE – REMASTERED ALBUM
1. Let Me Drown
2. My Wave
3. Fell on Black Days
4. Mailman
5. Superunknown
6. Head Down
7. Black Hole Sun
8. Spoonman
9. Limo Wreck
10. The Day I Tried to Live
11. Kickstand
12. Fresh Tendrils
13. 4th of July
14. Half
15. Like Suicide
16. She Likes Surprises

CD TWO – B-SIDES & MORE
1. The Day I Tried To Live (Alternate Mix)^
2. Spoonman (Alternate Steve Fisk Remix)^
3. Beyond The Wheel (Live)
4. Fell On Black Days (Live)
5. Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
6. Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
7. Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
8. Kickstand (Live)
9. My Wave (Live)
10. Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
11. Exit Stonehenge
12. Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
13. Black Days III*
14. Ghostmotorfinger**
15. Jerry Garcia’s Finger
16. Fell On Black Days (Video Version)

CD THREE – THE DEMOS (unreleased)
1. Let Me Drown (Demo)
2. Fell On Black Days (Demo)
3. Superunknown (Demo)
4. Black Hole Sun (Demo)
5. Spoonman (Demo)
6. Fresh Tendrils (Demo)
7. 4th of July (Demo)
8. Half (Demo)
9. Like Suicide (Demo)

CD FOUR – THE REHEARSALS (unreleased)
1. Black Hole Sun (Rehearsal)
2. Bing Bing Goes To Church (Rehearsal)
3. Half (Rehearsal)
4. Head Down (Rehearsal)
5. Kyle Petty, Son Of Richard (Rehearsal)
6. Let Me Drown (Rehearsal)
7. Limo Wreck (Rehearsal)
8. My Wave (Rehearsal)
9. Fresh Tendrils (Rehearsal)
10. Like Suicide (Rehearsal)
11. Ruff Riff-Raff (Rehearsal)
12. Exit Stonehenge (Rehearsal)
13. Spoonman (Rehearsal)
14. The Date I Tried To Leave (Rehearsal)
15. The Day I Tried To Live (Rehearsal)

DISC FIVE – BLU-RAY AUDIO 5.1 MIX
1. Let Me Drown (5.1 Mix)
2. My Wave (5.1 Mix)
3. Fell On Black Days (5.1 Mix)
4. Mailman (5.1 Mix)
5. Superunknown (5.1 Mix)
6. Head Down (5.1 Mix)
7. Black Hole Sun (5.1 Mix)
8. Spoonman (5.1 Mix)
9. Limo Wreck (5.1 Mix)
10. The Day I Tried To Live (5.1 Mix)
11. Kickstand (5.1 Mix)
12. Fresh Tendrils (5.1 Mix)
13. 4th Of July (5.1 Mix)
14. Half (5.1 Mix)
15. Like Suicide (5.1 Mix)
16. She Likes Surprises (Int’l Vers & Us 12″) (5.1 Mix)

SUPERUNKNOWN: THE SINGLES – FIVE 10-INCH VINYL SET
1. SPOONMAN
Fresh Tendrils
Cold Bitch
Exit Stonehenge

2. THE DAY I TRIED TO LIVE
Like Suicide (Acoustic Version)
Kickstand (Live)
Limo Wreck

3. BLACK HOLE SUN
Jesus Christ Pose (Live)
Beyond The Wheel (Live)
Fell On Black Days (Live)

4. MY WAVE
Spoonman (Steve Fisk Remix)
Birth Ritual (Original Demo Version)
My Wave (Live)

5. FELL ON BLACK DAYS
Kyle Petty, Son of Richard
Ghostmotorfinger**
Fell On Black Days (Video Version)
Girl U Want
Black Days III*

* Originally titled “Fell On Black Days (Demo – Early Version)”
**Originally titled “Motorcycle Loop (Short Version)”
^ Previously Unreleased

February 3, 2014

“What Was That Sound?”

“What Was That Sound?” A short film about Seattle, Seahawks and the 12th Man, narrated by Chris Cornell.   Watch it here:  youtu.be/YT9XN9jmpiU

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