Tag Archives: Chris Cornell

To Those We Lost in 2017, Part Two

By Annie Zaleski Where musician deaths are concerned, 2017 was another tough year: We lost Tom Petty, Walter Becker, Grant Hart, Charles Bradley and Gregg Allman, and that’s just to name a few. (Part one of the list can be found here.) KEXP is celebrating the lives of all these artists on the air, today, Thursday, December 14th. Join DJs John Richards, TroyRead more…

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Throwaway Style: Dude York Take Care of Christmas with Halftime for the Holidays

Throwaway Style is a weekly column dedicated to examining all aspects of the Northwest music scene. Whether it’s a new artist making waves, headlines affecting local talent, or reflecting on some of the music that’s been a foundation in our region; this space celebrates everything happening in the Northwest region, every Thursday on the KEXP Blog. ChristmasRead more…

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National Radio Week: A Matt Pinfield WHTG Playlist

As part of KEXP’s National Radio Week coverage, on the KEXP Blog we will be spotlighting some of the stories and personal testimonials given by a variety of radio luminaries in interviews done with KEXP DJs John Richards, Kevin Cole, and Morning Show producer Owen Murphy. These interviews articulately explain the enduring legacy of early independentRead more…

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Afternoon Show Tribute to Chris Cornell from Matt Cameron

As part of KEXP’s remembrance of Chris Cornell on what would have been his 53rd birthday, The Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole will broadcast an alternate final setlist at 4:00 PM (PST), which was graciously provided to KEXP by Soundgarden/Pearl Jam drummer and local music fixture Matt Cameron. Below, Cameron writes in a brief e-mailRead more…

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Loud Love: Remembering Chris Cornell

Today would have been Chris Cornell‘s 53rd birthday. Since news hit of his death in May, there’s been an outpouring of love for Cornell and his music. From Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog to Audioslave and his prolific solo career, he gave generations of fans music to adopt as their own. He gave us songsRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Sam Beam’s project Iron & Wine is back with a new album, a new single with video, and some tour dates. The single is called “Call It Dreaming” and the video was directed by J. Austin Wilson. The video features Beam and his friends performing in a magical pickup truck that moved by itself withoutRead more…

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One Big Neighborhood: A Letter from KEXP’s Executive Director, Tom Mara

By Tom Mara, KEXP Executive Director There, on the North end of 10th and Broadway, was Orpheum Records, a long gone independent music store, a temple really, where Riz Rollins worked as a clerk. One day, while combing through the bins, KEXP’s Don Yates encouraged Riz to become a DJ. Riz, of course, went onRead more…

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Thursday Music News

Local rock darlings Chastity Belt are streaming their new album I Used To Spend So Much Time Alone on NPR ahead of its June 2nd release on Hardly Art. The new album has them reflecting more within and covering topics like heartache, confronting change, and depression. It’s a mature growth from earlier tongue-in-cheek tracks like “Cool Slut”Read more…

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Monday Music News

Prolific singer-songwriter Ryan Adams paid homage to Chris Cornell at a show in Auckland, New Zealand this Saturday by covering Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.” The song is arguably Soundgarden’s most popular song, topping the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart in 1994, where it spent a total of seven weeks at number one. Ryan Adams willRead more…

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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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