Posts Tagged ‘Chris Cornell’

Metallica (Photo by Sam Shapiro)

The 11th annual Rock on the Range was the festival’s biggest year yet, with a sellout crowd of 135,000 in attendance May 19, 20 and 21 at Mapfre Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Though the weekend began with challenges due to inclement weather and the unexpected tragedy of Chris Cornell’s passing, in the end the music and performances shone through. Through these challenges, Rock on the Range carried on, sets were rescheduled to accommodate the weather delays, and the weekend was capped by a first-ever ROTR performance from the legendary Metallica. (more…)

Chris Cornell

Live Metal is devastated by the passing of Chris Cornell last night in Detroit. He was one of the most amazing voices and songwriters in any genre of music, in any generation. Honoring his family’s request for privacy, we will not report or comment on any rumors or unofficial information regarding his death. Instead, we will celebrate his life with the many hours of great music he gave us with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and as a solo artist.

At Live Metal, we were lucky enough to see and photograph Chris multiple times, including less than two weeks ago at Carolina Rebellion and last summer on his solo acoustic tour, one of the best shows we’ve ever seen. He had lost none of his inhuman range as a vocalist, and his most recent release, his 2015 solo album Higher Truth, is one of his finest works. Another one of the greats gone too soon.

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Grammy® Award-winning Seattle group Soundgarden launched a musical transformation that inspired a generation while permanently redefining alternative and hard rock music. Coming on the heels of the 20th anniversary deluxe re-release of their chart-topping, five-times-platinum 1994 album, Superunknown, and a three-CD rarities collection, Echo Of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across The Path, Soundgarden will re-release a standard single LP vinyl of their second full-length studio album, 1989’s Louder Than Love as well as a two-LP 180-gram vinyl 20th anniversary reissue of their seminal 1996 album, Down on the Upside, both with download cards to include 320kbps MP4 AACs, to be released by UMe on August 26. (more…)


Photos by Greg Maki (more…)


Rock on the Range 2013. Photos by Greg Maki. (more…)

Soundgarden_KA_Album_coverReview by Ryan Mavity
Thank goodness this album worked out. (more…)

Review by Greg Maki
As much as I hate to say it, the first solo album by legendary guitarist Slash is a something of a disappointment. (more…)

Carry_On_(Chris_Cornell_album)Review by Greg Maki
I firmly believe Chris Cornell is one of the most important voices in rock music over the past two decades. So it pains me now to hear him straining as he reaches for the high register that is his trademark. Most of the time, he still sounds amazing. But too often for my liking, he strikes me as someone doing a topnotch impersonation of the former Soundgarden and Audioslave singer. He sounds an awful lot like the Chris Cornell we have come to know over the years, but the magic that made him one of the best ever remains just beyond his reach. He sounds human now, which maybe is what he’s going for judging by the cover of Carry On, his second solo outing. (more…)