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Chris Cornell Announces Second North American Leg Of His Acclaimed ‘Higher Truth’ World Tour

Chris Cornell Announces Second North American Leg Of His Acclaimed ‘Higher Truth’ World Tour

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Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer and songwriter Chris Cornell today announced the second North American leg of his critically acclaimed Higher Truth World Tour. The tour will kick off on June 16 in Clearwater, FL and travel up the East Coast through the Midwest and up to the Pacific Northwest before winding down on July 27th in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Along the way Cornell will make his first appearance at the Ravinia Festival on July 3rd in Highland Park, Illinois. Tickets for most shows will go on-sale this Friday, March 11th at 10:00 AM EST. A full list of tour and on-sale dates can be found below.

One dollar from each ticket sold will support the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect. A full list of tour dates can be found below.

Praise for the album and the tour includes:

“One of rock’s most physically powerful and emotionally resonant vocalists.” -New York Daily News

“Cornell made his bones writing fiercely confessional hard-rock songs, then singing them as if his life depended on it. The only difference at the Beacon last night – you could hear so much more of the life inside.” – Rolling Stone

“A stellar collection of folk-inspired, classic rock-kissed songs that revolve around his iconic pipes.” -Entertainment Weekly

“The raspy, trenchant singer of Soundgarden performed acoustically when he last hit the Beacon Theater reminded many rock devotees of his operatically stunning range.” -The New York Times:

Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman – telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before. Higher Truth is available via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), and fans can purchase the deluxe version of the album, which contains four bonus tracks, HERE.

Cornell will kick off the nearly SOLD OUT European run of the Higher Truth World Tour on March 23rd in Reykjavik, Iceland. A full list of European tour dates can be found HERE.

Chris Cornell Tour Dates

June 16 – Clearwater, FL @ Ruth Eckerd Hall
June 17 – Jacksonville, FL @ Florida Theatre
June 19 – Charleston, SC @ North Charleston Performing Arts Center
June 20 – Charlotte, NC @ Blumenthal PAC
June 22 – Richmond, VA @ Carpenter Theatre at Richmond Center Stage
June 23 – Baltimore, MD @ Hippodrome
June 25 – Port Chester, NY @ Capitol Theatre
June 26 – Waterbury, NY @ Palace Theater
June 28 – Worcester, MA @ Hanover Theatre for the Performing Arts
June 29 – Englewood, NJ @ Bergen Performing Arts Center
July 1 – Albany, NY @ The Palace Theatre
July 2 – Grand Rapids, MI @ Devos Performance Hall
July 3 – Highland Park, IL @ Ravinia Festival
July 5 – Madison, WI @ Overture Hall
July 6 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Palace
July 8 – Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
July 9 – Indianapolis, IN @ Old National Centre
July 11 – Peoria, IL @ Peoria Civic Center
July 12 – Davenport, IA @ Adler Theatre
July 14 – Sioux City, IA @ Orpheum Theatre
July 17 – Eugene, OR @ Hult Center
July 18 – Yakima, WA @ Capitol Theatre
July 20 – Spokane, WA @ Martin Woldson Theater
July 21 – Victoria, BC @ Royal Theatre
July 23 – Edmonton, AB @ Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium
July 24 – Calgary, AB @ Jack Singer Concert Hall
July 26 – Regina, SK @ Conexus Arts Center
July 27 – Winnipeg, MB @ Centennial Concert Hall

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornell-extends-higher-truth-tour-20160307#ixzz42EqXpB1Z
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Wolfmother Return With New Album, ‘Victorious,’ On February 19th!

Wolfmother Return With New Album, ‘Victorious,’ On February 19th!

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Grammy Award-winning rock band WOLFMOTHER have announced a February 19th release date for their highly anticipated new album, VICTORIOUS (Universal Music Enterprises). Fans around the world got a sneak preview of the album yesterday when Wolfmother premiered two tracks –  “Victorious” and “City Lights” –  which can be heard via Spotify HERE.

Fans can get “Victorious” and “City Lights” as instant downloads by clicking HERE to pre-order VICTORIOUS on iTunes. The CD is also available for pre-order through Amazon HERE and pre-orders and exclusive merch bundles are also available at http://smarturl.it/wolfmotherstore.

Wolfmother will support VICTORIOUS with a headline tour of North America set to kick off February 24th at First Avenue in Minneapolis (see full itinerary below). On November 30th at 10am, fans that have  signed up for Wolfmother email updates (atwww.wolfmother.com) will receive a special code to purchase tickets before they are available to the general public. On December 4th, tickets go on sale to the general public. For more information, please visit www.wolfmother.com.

Wolfmother recently teamed with popular enhanced colouring book app Recolor to give fans the opportunity to create their own colorized version of the VICTORIOUS album art. Fan submissions can be viewed HERE.  Recolor was created by premium photo app developer Sumoing.

The follow-up to 2009’s Cosmic Egg and 2014’s New Crown, the much-anticipated VICTORIOUS is an electrifying testament to the range and depth of songwriter/vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale’s artistry. Recorded at Henson Studios in Los Angeles with 2X Grammy winning producer Brendan O’Brien (Pearl Jam, AC/DC, Chris Cornell, Bruce Springsteen), the songs are edgy, inventive and uncompromising and rank among the band’s best ever.

Stockdale began working on the record this past January at his Byron Bay studio in New South Wales, writing on every instrument and embracing the same creative approach he used on the band’s debut album a decade ago.

“Back in the early days, I’d play guitar, bass, and drums and then present the ideas to the band and we’d work on the arrangement together,” he says. “I thought it would be cool to get back to demoing ideas by myself and playing everything. It’s a good way to do things because it can make the style more cohesive.”

In addition to vocals, Stockdale played guitar and bass and brought in Josh Freese (Nine Inch Nails, Bruce Springsteen, A Perfect Circle) and Joey Waronker (Air, Beck, REM) to split drum duties.

“We wanted to get back to that big sound,” says Stockdale. “The album is a balance of garage-y energy and big production. It’s wild, energetic and,” he muses, “perfect for a festival main stage.”

Wolfmother first made its mark in 2005 with an eponymous debut that was exactly what rock & roll needed: a meaty, beaty, big and bouncy genre resuscitator that not only broke through to the mainstream, but broke big. The album was certified Gold in the States, UK & Canada and 5x-Platinum in the band’s Australian homeland. Lead single “Woman” hit top ten on the Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart and won a Grammy for “Best Hard Rock Performance.” Their songs became ubiquitous, appearing in films (ShrekJackassDue DateThe Hangover I, II & III), video games (Need For Speed, MLB: The ShowSaints Row) and television commercials (Apple, Mitsubishi). Rolling Stone named it one of the best albums of the year, Magazine called it “immense fun,” NME said it ticked “the requisite boxes for all great rock & roll” and called it “utterly, utterly thrilling” and Pitchfork praised the songs for striking “a balance between meaty vintage metal and crisp, stoner-rock melodies.”

Led by Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fanbase, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Isle of Wight, Rock am Ring and Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC. For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of “Communication Breakdown”).

Ten years after their arrival, Wolfmother have returned with what could arguably be called their best work to date. With VICTORIOUS, Stockdale once again arrives right on time: in an era dominated by single-song downloads, this is an album worthy of repeat listens from top to bottom.

Don’t miss your chance to catch Wolfmother live. Tour dates are as follows:

Feb 24 – Minneapolis, MN – First Ave

Feb 25 – Chicago, IL – Metro

Feb 26 – Detroit, MI – St. Andrews Hall

Feb 27 – Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

Feb 29 – Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

Mar 2 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club

Mar 3 – New York, NY – Webster Hall

Mar 4 – Philadelphia, PA – Trocadero Theatre

Mar 5 – Raleigh, NC – The Ritz

Mar 7 – Atlanta, GA – Center Stage

Mar 8 – Nashville, TN – Marathon Music Works

Mar 9 – Memphis, TN – Minglewood Hall

Mar 11 – Lawrence, KS – Granada Theater

Mar 12 – Oklahoma City, OK – Diamond Ballroom

Mar 14 – Dallas, TX – Granada Theater

Mar 15 – Houston, TX – House of Blues

Mar 21 – El Paso, TX – Tricky Falls

Mar 22 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee

Mar 23 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues

Mar 25 – Santa Ana, CA – The Observatory

Mar 26 – Los Angeles, CA – The Fonda Theatre

Mar 28 – San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

Mar 30 – Portland, OR – Wonder Ballroom

Mar 31 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox

Apri 1 – Vancouver, BC – Commodore Ballroom

 

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Chris Cornell Performs Stripped-Down Cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Chris Cornell Performs Stripped-Down Cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U”

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Chris Cornell stopped by Sirius XM to perform a stripped-down cover of Prince’s classic ballad “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Watch the clip HERE.

Chris Cornell’s new album Higher Truth is out now via Universal Music Enterprises and available HERE. Catch him on his Higher Truth acoustic tour now. Live dates can be found below.

Chris Cornell 2015 Solo-Acoustic Tour Dates:

9/23/15 Santa Barbara, Ca Granada Theatre
9/24/15 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26/15 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
9/27/15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29/15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
9/30/15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
10/2/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/3/15 Salina, KS Stifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/6/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/8/15 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/11/15 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Ctr for the Arts
10/12/15 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
10/14/15 N. Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15/15 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
10/17/15 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/19/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/21/15 Boston, MA Shubert Theater
10/23/15 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
10/24/15 York, PA Strand Capitol Perf. Arts Ctr
10/26/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/29/15 Miami, FL The Knight Concert Hall
10/30/15 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
11/1/15 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
11/2/15 Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
11/4/15 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre

 

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Chris Cornell Releases New Music Video For “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”

Chris Cornell Releases New Music Video For “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”

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Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell has revealed the official music video for his song “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart”, the debut single from his forthcoming solo album Higher Truth.

The video envisioned by Cornell and directed by Jessie Hill features a cameo by acclaimed Hollywood actors Eric Roberts (Runaway Train, Heroes, The Expendables), W. Earl Brown (Deadwood), as well as Chris Cornell making his acting debut. It tells a love story in a quintessential Wild West setting with an unexpected ending. The video demonstrates Cornell’s instinctive ability to incorporate fascinating stories into his music. “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” is quickly climbing the Active Rock, Mainstream Rock, and Triple A charts. It was the most added song for two consecutive weeks at Triple A and Mainstream Rock and the most added at Active Rock for four weeks in a row – well on its way to entering the Top 10 at all three formats.

'Higher Truth'

‘Higher Truth’

Higher Truth will be released on Friday, September 18, 2015 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe), and fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the album, which contains four bonus tracks, HERE. Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman – telling human stories which transcend musical genres. Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.

In celebration of the album’s release, on Thursday September 17th Cornell will perform “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” live on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. To watch the performance, tune in to NBC at 11:35/10:35c (check local listings).

Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September 18th in San Diego, CA at the Balboa Theatre, stopping at famed North American venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more before winding down on November 4th in Phoenix, AZ at the Orpheum Theatre. A full list of dates can be found below.

Chris Cornell 2015 Solo-Acoustic Tour Dates:
Date: City: Venue:
9/18/15 San Diego, CA Balboa Theatre
9/20/15 Los Angeles, CA Walt Disney Concert Hall
9/21/15 San Pedro, CA Warner Grand Theatre
9/23/15 Santa Barbara, CA Granada Theatre
9/24/15 Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26/15 Oakland, CA Paramount Theater
9/27/15 Modesto, CA Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29/15 Seattle, WA Benaroya Hall
9/30/15 Vancouver, BC Orpheum Theatre
10/2/15 Denver, CO Paramount Theatre
10/3/15 Salina, KS Stifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5/15 Minneapolis, MN State Theatre
10/6/15 Chicago, IL Chicago Theatre
10/8/15 Lakewood, OH Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9/15 Toronto, ON Massey Hall
10/11/15 Buffalo, NY University at Buffalo Ctr for the Arts
10/12/15 New Brunswick, NJ State Theatre
10/14/15 N. Bethesda, MD Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15/15 Philadelphia, PA Merriam Theater
10/17/15 Wilkes Barre, PA Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/19/15 New York, NY Beacon Theatre
10/21/15 Boston, MA Shubert Theater
10/23/15 Wilmington, DE Grand Opera House
10/24/15 York, PA Strand Capitol Perf. Arts Ctr
10/26/15 Atlanta, GA Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27/15 Nashville, TN Ryman Auditorium
10/29/15 Miami, FL The Knight Concert Hall
10/30/15 Saint Petersburg, FL Mahaffey Theater
11/1/15 Dallas, TX The Majestic Theatre
11/2/15 Austin, TX ACL Live @ The Moody Theater
11/4/15 Phoenix, AZ Orpheum Theatre
Chris Cornell:
Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre.  He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time.   Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands selling over 30 million records worldwide – he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist.  His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, KING ANIMALto widespread acclaim. 
 
Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision.  In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album EUPHORIA MORNING combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics which spoke of alienation and despair. And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro’s Cuba.  Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, which peaked at #1 on rock radio in the US.
 
His soundtrack work has spanned both big budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale).  With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song “Live To Rise” for The Avengers, the 3rd highest grossing film of all time.  He duetted with Joy Williams on his song “Misery Chain” which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and his song “The Keeper” from Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012. 
 
Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide.  Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.”  The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.
 
Cornell will reissue his first solo album Euphoria Mourning (with original title) on August 14th. The album will be remastered and re-released for vinyl for the first time.
 
Cornell has also become involved in philanthropy, using music to support causes that help foster change.  The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.  

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Chris Cornell To Release ‘Higher Truth’ On September 18th

Chris Cornell To Release ‘Higher Truth’ On September 18th

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Multiple Grammy® Award-winning, Golden Globe Nominated and acclaimed singer and songwriter Chris Cornell will release his fifth studio album Higher Truth on Friday, September 18, 2015 via Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).  Starting today fans can pre-order the deluxe version of the highly anticipated album HERE, which contains four bonus tracks.

'Higher Truth'

‘Higher Truth’

Produced by Brendan O’Brien (Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, Neil Young), Higher Truth showcases Cornell’s constant evolution as a master songwriter, lyricist and musical craftsman – telling human stories, which transcend musical genres.  Inspired by the stark arrangements of musicians like Nick Drake, Daniel Johnston and White Album-era Beatles, Cornell creates a musical universe unlike anything he has done before.

“Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart,” the first single from Higher Truth was premiered on Beats 1 / Apple Music on Tuesday, August 11th with Cornell sitting in on Zane Lowe’s show for a discussion about the new single and album. Fans who preorder the album on iTunes will receive “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” as an instant download. The lyric video for the song is directed by Josh Graham and beautifully reflects the essence of the song. View it HERE.

HIGHER TRUTH TRACKLISTING
Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Dead Wishes
Worried Moon
Before We Disappear
Through The Window
Josephine
Murderer Of Blue Skies
Higher Truth
Let Your Eyes Wander
Only These Words
Circling
Our Time In The Universe

Bonus Tracks
Bend In The Road
Wrong Side
Misery Chain
Our Time In The Universe (Remix)

Cornell will kick off the Higher Truth acoustic tour on September 17th in Phoenix, AZ crossing North America before winding down on November 2nd in Austin, TX stopping at famed venues like the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Massey Hall in Toronto and more.  A full list of dates can be found below.

Chris Cornell Tour Dates

9/17/15 — Phoenix, Ark. — Orpheum Theatre
9/18/15 — San Diego, Calif. — Balboa Theatre
9/20/15 — Los Angeles, Calif. — Walt Disney Concert Hall
9/21/15 — San Pedro, Calif. — Warner Grand Theatre
9/23/15 — Santa Barbara, Calif. — Granada Theatre
9/24/15 — Santa Rosa, Calif. — Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
9/26/15 — Oakland, Calif. — Paramount Theater
9/27/15 — Modesto, Calif.– Gallo Center for the Arts
9/29/15 == Seattle, Wash. — Benaroya Hall
9/30/15 — Vancouver, British Columbia — Orpheum Theatre
10/2/15 — Denver, Colo. — Paramount Theatre
10/3/15 — Salina, Kan. — Stifel Theatre for the Performing Arts
10/5/15 — Minneapolis, Minn. — State Theatre
10/6/15 — Chicago, Ill. — Chicago Theatre
10/8/15 — Lakewood, Ohio — Lakewood Civic Auditorium
10/9/15 — Toronto, Ontario — Massey Hall
10/11/15 — Buffalo, N.Y. — University at Buffalo Ctr for the Arts
10/12/15 — New Brunswick, N.J. — State Theatre
10/14/15 — N. Bethesda, Md. — Strathmore Music Theatre
10/15/15 — Philadelphia, Pa. — Merriam Theater
10/17/15 — Wilkes Barre, Pa. — Kirby Center for the Performing Arts
10/18/15 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
10/19/15 — New York, N.Y. — Beacon Theatre
10/21/15 — Boston, Mass. — Shubert Theater
10/23/15 — Wilmington, Dela. — Grand Opera House
10/24/15 — York, Pa. — Strand Capitol Perf. Arts Ctr
10/26/15 — Atlanta, Ga. — Atlanta Symphony Hall
10/27/15 — Nashville, Tenn. — Ryman Auditorium
10/29/15 — Miami, Fla. — The Knight Concert Hall
10/30/15 — Saint Petersburg, Fla. — Mahaffey Theater
11/1/15 — Dallas, Texas — The Majestic Theatre
11/2/15 — Austin, Texas — ACL Live @ The Moody Theater

Read More: Chris Cornell Unveils New Solo Track, Plans Acoustic Tour | http://loudwire.com/chris-cornell-track-upcoming-higher-truth-solo-album/?trackback=tsmclip

Chris Cornell is a modern icon who transcends genre. He was the chief architect of the 90s grunge movement and remains one of the most iconic rock voices of all time. Achieving multi-platinum success with three legendary bands – selling over 30 million records worldwide – he has forged his own unique identity over three decades as a Grammy award-winning, Golden Globe nominated singer, songwriter, guitarist, composer and lyricist. His career began with Seattle trailblazers Soundgarden, whose wild soundscapes combined visceral punk attitude with artistic depth. Powerfully original, they were the first of their generation of Seattle bands to sign to a major label in 1989 and their work continued to evolve over the course of seven groundbreaking albums. Soundgarden made a historic return to the live stage in 2010 and have since toured the world, releasing the all-new studio album, KING ANIMAL, to widespread acclaim.

Cornell has continually redefined his sound and vision. In 1990, side project Temple of the Dog saw him experiment with a more soulful style alongside the future members of Pearl Jam. Later in the decade, his critically acclaimed solo album EUPHORIA MORNING combined lush melody and instrumentation with lyrics which spoke of alienation and despair. And as the millennium turned, he joined with three other musical pioneers from Rage Against the Machine to create supergroup Audioslave. The multi-platinum band released three albums and toured stadiums around the world, becoming the first American rock group to perform a massive free concert in Castro’s Cuba. Cornell has also collaborated with many different artists, most recently the Zac Brown Band on their single “Heavy Is The Head”, which peaked at #1 on rock radio in the US.

His soundtrack work has spanned both big budget and independent cinema. He was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song for a James Bond movie (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale). With Soundgarden, he wrote the end title song “Live To Rise” for The Avengers, the 3rd highest grossing film of all time. He duetted with Joy Williams on his song “Misery Chain” which appeared on the soundtrack of the Oscar-winning 12 Years A Slave and his song “The Keeper” from Marc Forster’s Machine Gun Preacher was nominated for a Golden Globe in 2012.

Cornell’s recent solo acoustic ‘Songbook’ tour attracted sellout crowds and critical acclaim worldwide. Jim Farber of the New York Daily News observed, “sometimes you don’t recognize the full power of a voice until you strip everything away from it.” The tour’s reinterpretations of classic Cornell songs are featured on his 2011 live album of the same name.

Cornell will reissue his first solo album Euphoria Mourning (with original title) on August 14th. The album will be remastered and re-released for vinyl for the first time.

Cornell has also become involved in philanthropy, using music to support causes that help foster change. The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation is currently raising funds and partnering with charitable organizations to mobilize support for children facing problems including homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect.

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Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey To Release “Going Back Home” On April 8th

Wilko Johnson & Roger Daltrey To Release “Going Back Home” On April 8th

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Roger Daltrey & Wilko Johnson

Wilko Johnson, legendary guitarist with Canvey Island rock pioneers Dr Feelgood, and Roger Daltrey, lead singer of rock giants The Who, are set to release the joint album Going Back Home on April 8, 2014, on the world-famous Chess Records label which was resurrected specifically for this record coming out through Universal Music Enterprises (UMe).

Recorded in November of last year, Going Back Home is the first release on the newly re-launched Chess Records, featuring 11 tracks, ten of which are Johnson originals from both his Dr Feelgood days and solo years, plus his version of “Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window,” an outtake from Bob Dylan’s classic album Highway 61 Revisited.

The album’s roots began in 2010 when Roger Daltrey and Wilko Johnson found themselves sitting together at an awards ceremony talking about raucous old school British rhythm & blues. “It turned out we both loved Johnny Kidd & The Pirates,” says Daltrey, name-checking the turn-of-‘60s creators of “Shakin’ All Over” and “Please Don’t Touch.” “They’d been a big influence on both our bands” Daltrey continues, “That heavy power trio sound, backing up a singer; it’s a British institution. No-one does that better than us.”

They decided on the spot it would be a great idea to collaborate together on an album but both being busy men, the idea drifted away.

Then in January 2013 Johnson was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer and told he had just months to live. The guitarist, riding high after Julien Temple’s acclaimed Dr Feelgood documentary Oil City Confidential, seized upon the opportunity to make the most of his time left.

When The Who finished a sold-out world tour, Daltrey was delighted to discover that mercifully, Johnson was still well enough to fulfil their ambition of making an album together. “Roger jumped up and said, ‘Let’s do it,’” says Johnson. “He knew this lovely little studio called Yellow Fish in Uckfield. Unfortunate name for a place, but a great studio.”

The album was recorded in a week using Johnson’s touring band, Blockheads bassist Norman Watt-Roy and drummer Dylan Howe, with ex-Style Council and Dexys Midnight Runners’ Mick Talbot on keyboards. Johnson also credits producer Dave Eringa for pulling it all together in such a short time. “Everyone got on famously,” says Johnson. “It was a great atmosphere.”

 

'Going Back Home'

‘Going Back Home’

Going Back Home features re-makes of classic Wilko Johnson tracks including the Feelgoods’ “All Through The City,” “Keep It Out Of Sight” and “Going Back Home” – the latter being co-written in 1975 with Johnny Kidd & The Pirates’ guitarist Mick Green – plus “Everybody’s Carrying A Gun,” originally recorded by his post-Feelgoods group The Solid Senders, and the solo ‘80s rockers “Ice On The Motorway” and “I To Keep It To Myself.” Also included is the hidden gem “Turned 21,” a heart-wrenching ballad that has never been properly released or performed live.

For Wilko Johnson, who has faced down his cancer with admirable good humor and steely courage, Going Back Home represents a dream fulfilled at the end of his life. “I’ve had a brilliant year,” says Johnson. “I was meant to die in October and now I’ve recorded this with Roger. I can’t keep gushing,” he continues, “but I saw The Who in 1969 when I was at university. He’s a star to me.”

“I’m very proud of this album,” adds Daltrey who is donating his royalties from the album to a Teen Cancer charity. “So much music today is over polished. This record has a freshness that can only come from the pressures we’re under.”

“You mean me dying?” Johnson laughs. “Yes,” says Daltrey. “Because of that inconsiderate lump inside you. Who the hell does it think it is?!”

Wilko Johnson and Roger Daltrey will be performing tracks from Going Back Home at a very special, one-off show at The O2 Shepherds Bush Empire in London on February 25th. 

Tracklist for ‘Going Back Home’

All Through The City (Wilko Johnson)

Sneaking Suspicion (Wilko Johnson)

Going Back Home (Wilko Johnson)

Everybody’s Carrying A Gun (Wilko Johnson)

Keep It Out Of Sight (Wilko Johnson)

Keep On Loving You (Wilko Johnson, Norman Watt-Roy, Salvatore Ramundo)

Some Kind Of Hero (Wilko Johnson)

Turned 21 (Wilko Johnson)

I Keep It To Myself (Wilko Johnson)

Ice On The Motorway (Wilko Johnson)

Can You Please Crawl Out Your Window (Bob Dylan)

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Jane’s Addiction Unveil Teaser For High-Intensity ‘Live In NYC’ Release

Jane’s Addiction Unveil Teaser For High-Intensity ‘Live In NYC’ Release

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Jane’s Addiction has always thrown THE most provocative and extravagant parties in rock, mixing a fierce musicality and streetwise lyrics with a theatrical flair.  2011 and 2012 saw the band – who have always outrageously combined electricity, sex and danger – return to the stage in support of their acclaimed album The Great Escape Artist (Capitol Records).  Filmed at New York City’s Terminal 5 on July 25, 2011 at a free show for the album’s launch, LIVE IN NYCwill be released on DVD/CDBlu-ray and DVD on June 25, 2013 through Universal Music Enterprises (UMe). On the same date, the concert recording will also be released on CD and double-LP vinyl. A trailer for the release can be seen here: http://vevo.ly/ZJFHrs.

 

'Live In NYC'

‘Live In NYC’

LIVE IN NYC encapsulates the true essence of Jane’s Addiction in concert, mixing music with performance art. With the band as the ringleaders, they take you, along with a diverse cast of vagabonds, through an extravagant world of flying burlesque dancers, trapeze artists and carnival sideshow antics, offering stunning visuals enhanced with a visual masterpiece of lasers, capturing the incredible mood of this spectacular night. Amidst it all, Jane’s Addiction, featuring frontman Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney, gives astonishing performances of one classic after another including their 1988 Top 10 hit “Jane Says,” and live staples such as “Whores” and “Up The Beach,” and crushing versions of “Ocean Size” and “Mountain Song.”

Jane’s Addiction keeps the visual delights coming as they continue through their vast repertoire of hits and fan favorites, including “Been Caught Stealing” and “Stop!,” both No. 1 singles on the Modern Rock Tracks chart, “Ain’t No Right,” “Three Days,” and “Just Because,” which went to No. 1 on the Modern Rock Tracks and No. 4 on Mainstream Rock chart. LIVE IN NYC also features the debut live performance of their latest single, “Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object),” from The Great Escape Artist.

Jane’s Addiction’s unconventional and unique style could not be contained in one single category or format. They created the blueprint for what would be labeled “Alternative Rock” and kicked open the doors for generations of modern rock bands. And as the years have passed, Jane’s Addiction continues to keep pace in a modern culture that the band has helped to expand and progress.

Jane’s Addiction: Live in NYC
1. Whores
2. Ain’t No Right
3. Just Because
4. Ted, Just Admit It…
5. Been Caught Stealing
6. Irresistible Force (Met The Immovable Object)
7. Up The Beach
8. Ocean Size
9. Three Days
10. Mountain Song
11. Stop!
12. Jane Says

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