Tag Archives: Chris Cornell

What Does Soundgarden Sound Like To You?

With the death of Chris Cornell yesteray, we asked KEXP DJs to stop and reflect: “What does Soundgarden sound like to you?” Here are some of their answers below. Let us know what the band sounds like to you in the comments below. John Richards, host of The Morning Show: Listening to Soundgarden and Chris’Read more…

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DJ Sharlese’s Favorite Soundgarden Songs

Every Saturday night, Audioasis host DJ Sharlese showcases exclusively local music on KEXP from 6-9 p.m. With the heartbreaking news of Chris Cornell’s death comes a blow to the local music scene. It’s something Sharlese knows well both as an expert on Seattle music and as a fan. “I think the Seattle music community isRead more…

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KEXP Presents Six Degrees of Chris Cornell

In light of the tragic passing of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog), KEXP has decided to dedicate an additional 12 hours of programming to celebrate the life and music of Chris Cornell. Six Degrees of Chris Cornell will place Cornell’s music within a larger musical context, exploring his connections in the Seattle music scene,Read more…

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Thursday Music News

   As previously reported, Chris Cornell of the legendary band Soundgarden has passed away. We now have footage of the very last song Soundgarden played before Cornell’s death last night in Detroit. “Slaves and Bulldozers” was a deep cut from the album Badmotorfinger and is an interesting choice in light of Cornell’s death because its lyrics reference death.Read more…

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Northwest Artists React on Social Media to Chris Cornell’s Death

Since news came out this morning of Chris Cornell‘s death, the world has been reeling. As the lead vocalist of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave, Cornell’s powerful voice and presence had a profound impact on the Pacific Northwest. Throughout the day, local artists have been sharing their condolences and memories. The responses areRead more…

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RIP Chris Cornell

You read that right. We’re just as surprised to learn of his passing as you are. Chris Cornell, who was found dead in his Detroit hotel room late last night, has been a Seattle institution for decades, having formed Soundgarden in 1984 and predating in popularity nearly all of the so-called “grunge” bands around them.Read more…

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Friday Music News

Chris Cornell‘s new album Higher Truth is out today. Thanks to Spotify, you can stream the entire album below. The 16-track record, produced by Brendan O”Brien (AC/DC and Bruce Springsteen), is Cornell’s first solo offering since 2009’s Scream. Six years is a long time, but it’s well worth the wait. [CoS]

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Friday Music News

The Decemberists waste no time. Earlier this year they released the LP What a Terrible World, What a Beautiful World and now they’re back at it. Today they’ve announced plans to release a 5-track EP of songs that didn’t make the album, called Florasongs, on October 9. Listen to the album’s opening track, “Why WouldRead more…

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Friday on My Mind: Happy 50th Birthday, Chris Cornell!!!

It’s time again for Friday on My Mind. Our weekly blog post where we look at videos centered around one common theme. This is a collaborative effort between KEXP and King 5 News. Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell will be turning 50 years old this Sunday. Let that one sink in for all of you. 50. ChrisRead more…

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Friday Music News

KEXP is celebrating Blue Friday as the Seattle Seahawks head to Super Bowl XLVIII on Sunday, February 2nd, and in the spirit of the Seattle sound, the Seahawks have shared interviews with local musicians Macklemore, Chris Cornell, Ann Wilson, Duff McKagan, and Jerry Cantrell, along with additional celebrity supporters, actors Rainn Wilson and Joel McHale,Read more…

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