Monday, May 18 marked the third anniversary of the tragic passing of SOUNDGARDEN singer and rock legend Chris Cornell. To honor his memory, THE PRETTY RECKLESS singer Taylor Momsen and Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron collaborated on a powerful cover of Soudgarden’s “Halfway There”, which they recorded while in quarantine.
Watch and listen to the beautiful performance, featuring Cameron on guitar, here.
The original appears on the band’s 2012-released album King Animal.
The Pretty Reckless recently released their new single “Death By Rock And Roll.” Listen here.
Gifted Singer/Songwriter Ryan Quinn –The Voice Season 10– has released a video of his stirring rendition of the Temple of the Dog hit single “Say Hello to Heaven” in homage to the late Chris Cornell. Shot, recorded and edited by Frank Briggs in North Hollywood, CA, each layer of Quinn’s stunning tribute was a complete take, including vocals, with no pitch correction or fixing.
Chris Cornell was the reason I started singing. I was absolutely devastated by his death. Since Chris had such a profound influence on my life, I wanted to figure out how I could honor his life and genius. This was my attempt at a ‘thank you. – Ryan Quinn
Ryan Quinn is a singer/songwriter and Top 24 Finalist on Season 10 of NBC’s “The Voice” currently based in Los Angeles, CA. His debut EP, “Some Dream,” was released in September 2016.
“Some Dream” is available on Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify, CDBaby, and Amazon.
Ryan began his musical career as a drummer, but slowly shifted his focus to singing after attending SUNY Oneonta (SUCO). While at SUCO, he was able to work with Grammy-nominated jazz musician and Spyro Grya founding member, Jeremy Wall, for three years as the lead singer of the SUCO Funk Band. Wall played keyboards in the band, which performed songs by artists such as Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye, Otis Redding, Tower of Power, and more.
Ryan was recently on Season 10 of NBC’s show, “The Voice.” He advanced to the Live Playoffs (the top 24 contestants) and was brought back to perform on the season finale. During his time on the voice, he was able to work and learn from several world class vocalists/musicians, including: Adam Levine, Tori Kelly, Miley Cyrus, and Christina Aguilera.
After “The Voice,” Ryan went on a college/university tour in the North Eastern U.S. and then relocated to Los Angeles, where he currently resides. He’s currently writing, recording and preparing for an upcoming Fall tour.
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09/04 @ Lasell College – Auburndale, MA
09/05 @ Penn State Worthington Scranton – Dunmore, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Mont Alto – Mont Alto, PA
09/06 @ Penn State Harrisburg – Middletown, PA
09/08 @ Misericordia University -Dallas, PA
09/14 @ Keene State College – Keene, NH
09/15 @ Saint Anselm College – Manchester, NH
09/20 @ Niagara University – Niagara Univ, NY
09/21 @ Mohawk Valley Community College – Rome, NY
09/21 @ King’s College – Wilkes-Barre, PA
09/23 @ Colgate University – Hamilton, NY
10/10 @ California University of Pennsylvania – California, PA
10/13 @ Mitchell College – New London, CT
10/16 @ Pace University – New York, NY
10/17 @ Penn State Dubois – DuBois, PA
10/18 @ Penn State New Kennsington – New Kensington, PA
10/18 @ Penn State Greater Allegheny – White Oak, PA
10/21 @ Gannon University – Erie, PA
With the recent passing of Chris Cornell (an early influence of SOiL), the band decided to pay homage and add their version of the classic SOUNDGARDEN song “Rusty Cage” to the compilation. “Rusty Cage” was recorded in 2007 and previously only available on the band’s Myspace page.”Rusty Cage” is taken from the album “SCREAM: The Essentials”, out on September 15th, via AFM Records.
METALHEADS FOREVER, one of the biggest metal entities out there (having today more than 98000 members), led by David Maloney, have posted online the June issue, featuring DOYLE as Montly Special, and interviews with EXCODUS, DRAGONFORCE, TOMBS, ENTRAILS, Tribute to CHRIS CORNELL, several reviews + many more!
To read all the interviews and the whole METALHEADS FOREVER June issue, go here, and get more information here.
Following the shocking news this morning that SOUNDGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman, Chris Cornell had died aged just 52, it has now been reported at news.sky.com that he committed suicide by hanging himself.
Officers said the friend forced open a door and found Cornell in the bathroom.
The musician, who was also a skilled songwriter, had tweeted a picture of the music venue shortly before the sold-out show, writing: “Finally back to Rock City!!!!!“.
His representative described his death on Wednesday night as “sudden and unexpected“, and said his wife and family were shocked by it.
A preliminary post-mortem examination has been carried out but “a full autopsy report has not yet been completed“, said the Wayne County medical examiner’s office.
Tributes have been paid on Twitter, with Jane’s Addiction and Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Dave Navarro writing: “SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP”
Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry tweeted: “Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace.”
“Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man,” wrote Elton John.
Cornell, who formed Soundgarden in 1984, was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement originating out of Seattle. He went on to form the noughties supergroup Audioslave.
Among his most famous songs were Soundgarden‘s 1994 grunge theme ‘Black Hole Sun’, and ‘Hunger Strike’ – a 1991 hit for another of his rock bands, Temple Of The Dog, where he teamed up with Pearl Jam‘s Eddie Vedder.
Cornell was also known for the James Bond theme song ‘You Know My Name’ from the 2006 movie Casino Royale.
Soundgarden disbanded in 1997, and Cornell pursued a solo career
In 2001, he joined Audioslave which included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford.
The band broke up in 2007 due to tensions in the group and Cornell continued to pursue his solo career.
He reunited with Soundgarden in 2010 and they released a sixth studio album, “King Animal”, two years later.
Earlier this year he released a new solo single titled ‘The Promise’.
Soundgarden‘s current tour kicked off in late April and it had been scheduled to run until 27 May.
Cornell was also a Grammy Award-winning, Golden Globe-nominated singer who became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing poverty and abuse.
According to Seattle news station KIRO 7, a local woman has been charged for allegedly tweeting death threats to SOUNDGARDEN frontman Chris Cornell. The woman reportedly sent over 100 messages to Cornell from a total of nine different Twitter accounts. The postings also alluded to a rape of Cornell‘s 13-year-old daughter.
Prosecutors say those tweets constituted cyber-stalking and they filed criminal charges against the woman last week.
Back in 2006, Cornell and his wife, Vicky received death threats in which a man described how he planned to kill Vicky and her children, Christopher, and Toni. The private investigators Cornell hired to look into who was sending the letters said the stalker was British.
In December 2007, TMZ.com reported that Cornell sought a restraining order against a man who was allegedly hired to do the “dirty work” of the woman to whom the singer was once married.
Cornell claimed his ex-wife, Susan Silver — the one-time manager of ALICE IN CHAINS and SOUNDGARDEN — sent his family “numerous threatening and terrifying death threats.” Chris claimed in court documents that Silver even threatened to harm the rocker’s son.