Fan Launches Petition To Have Black Hole Named After Late Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell

As you are probably well aware of by now, scientists recently captured the first ever photo of a black hole. They are currently calling it “Powehi,” which is a Hawaiian phrase that means “the adorned fathomless dark creation.” However, a Soundgarden fan named Giuliana Jarrin has since launched a petition in an effort to get the black hole named after the late Chris Cornell to honor the frontman and pay homage to the band’s song “Black Hole Sun.”

Jarrin said the following:

“Thanks to the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, we have been able to see the first ever image of a black hole at the center of a galaxy known as M87.

Almost two years ago, we lost Chris Cornell. He was the lead singer for Soundgarden and Audioslave, and above all, the voice of an entire generation. He was one of the most beloved figures not just in rock, but all of music, by people from all over the world. His music, his voice and his personality inspired, influenced, changed and even saved the lives of thousands of people. Chris left a heavy legacy for a new generation of musicians who follow in his footsteps. His memory will remain forever alive in the hearts of all his family, friends, fans and all the people who love him, and his music will do the same in each record, song or video we play.

‘Black Hole Sun’, written by Chris Cornell is without a doubt Soundgarden’s most recognizable and most popular song, and one of the biggest anthems of the 90’s. For this reason, and the impact Chris Cornell had in the lives of so many and music itself, I ask NASA, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and all the astronomers and scientists involved in this discovery, to name this black hole after Chris Cornell. This would be a “surreal” and amazing way to honor his life and his contribution to music.

I hope this petition is taken into consideration and with the respect with which it was created to honor a man loved by many. Thanks to all who sign, I hope we can achieve it!

Giuliana Jarrin

Quito, Ecuador.”

Chris Cornell’s Former Doctor Denies Wrongdoing In Malpractice Lawsuit

According to The Blast, Chris Cornell‘s former doctor Robert Koblin has responded to the malpractice suit filed by the Soundgarden frontman’s widow Vicky Cornell. The doctor denies having anything to do with Chris’ death.

Koblin is claiming that Chris was aware of the dangers associated with the anti-anxiety medication he was prescribed and that he asked to “not to be informed” of potential side effects. He is now seeking to have the suit dismissed, saying he is covered by a malpractice law that protects doctors during the death’s of certain patients.

Vicky originally filed the suit due to the doctor allegedly prescribing Chris 940 doses of the anti-anxiety drug Lorazepam (aka Ativan) and doses of Oxycodone during the last 20 months of his life. The suit went on to say that Koblin was writing prescriptions without re-examining Chris, despite the fact that he had history of addiction. It also mentioned that Lorazepam can lead to impaired judgment and increased suicide risks in those that are prone to addiction and that Koblin did not warn Chris about the increased risk of suicidal thoughts. Vicky and her children are seeking unspecified damages in the case.

Chris died on May 18, 2017 as a result of suicide.

Brad Pitt & Peter Berg Involved In New Chris Cornell Documentary

According to Variety , a new documentary on the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc.) is currently in the works. The film will be co-produced by Cornell’s widow Vicky, Brad Pitt and Peter Berg’s Film 45. Berg will also serve as the director.

Watch Soundgarden, Metallica, Foo Fighters, Etc. Perform At Chris Cornell Tribute Show

Last night (January 16), numerous artists took the stage at The Forum in Inglewood, CA to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell. That show was called “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell” and it featured Cornell’s Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple Of The Dog bandmates, as well as Metallica, Foo Fighters, Melvins, Geezer Butler (Black Sabbath), Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction), Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), Chris Stapleton, Tim McIlrath (Rise Against), Ryan Adams, and more. Jimmy Kimmel hosted the event with special guests and footage from it can be found below, along with the setlist. Proceeds went towards the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.


The Melvins

01. Kicking Machine
02. With Your Heart
03. Not Your Hands
04. Leech
05. Heart Of Honey
06. Spoonman

Rita Wilson

01. The Promise

Nikka Costa and Alain Johannes

01. Disappearing One

Chris Stapleton

01. The Keeper

Foo Fighters

01. No Attention
02. Earache My Eye
03. Girl You Want
04. Everlong (Acoustic)

Josh Homme

01. Rusty Cage

Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, and Stone Gossard

01. Seasons

Miley Cyrus

01. Two Drink Minimum

Audioslave (Tom Morello and Brad Wilk)

01. Cochise (with Geezer Butler and Perry Farrell)
02. Be Yourself (with Geezer Butler and Juliette Lewis)
03. Set It Off (with Chris Chaney, Sam Harris and Tim Mcllrath)
04. Like A Stone (with Chris Chaney and Brandi Carlile)
05. Show Me How To Live (with Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)

Toni Cornell and Ziggy Marley

01. Redemption Song


01. All Your Lies
02. For Whom The Bell Tolls
03. Master of Puppets
04. Head Injury

Ryan Adams (Daphne Chen, Richard Dodd, Eric Gorfain, Leah Katz, and Don Was)

01. Dead Wishes
02. Fell On Black Days

Temple Of The Dog

01. Preaching The End Of The World (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, and Josh Taylor)
02. Can’t Change Me (Nikka Costa, Alain Johannes, Stone Gossard, Eric Avery, and Josh Freese)
03. Hunted Down (William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
04. All Night Thing (Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, David Garza, Jeff Ament, and Matt Chamberlain)
05. Reach Down (Miguel, Nikka Costa, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)
06. Say Hello 2 Heaven (Miley Cyrus, Brendan O’Brien, Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament, and Josh Freese)
07. Hunger Strike (Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, Stone Gossard, Brendan O’Brien, Jeff Ament, and Matt Cameron)


01. Rusty Cage (with Taylor Momsen)
02. Flower (with Marcus Durant)
03. Outshined (with Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard)
04. Drawing Flies (with Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae)
05. Loud Love (with Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello, and Wayne Kramer)
06. I Awake (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
07. The Day I Tried To Live (with Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne)
08. Black Hole Sun (with Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth)

[via Blabbermouth]

Members Of Queens Of The Stone Age, The Pretty Reckless, Maroon 5, Etc. Added To Upcoming Chris Cornell Tribute Show

More artists have been added to the upcoming Chris Cornell tribute concert at The Forum in Inglewood, CA. That show, which is being called “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell,” will take place on January 16 and the newly announced participants include: Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Josh Homme (Queens Of The Stone Age), Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine (Maroon 5), Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Taylor Momsen (The Pretty Reckless), and Chris Stapleton. As previously reported, the event will also feature Metallica, Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams, and members of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple Of The Dog. Jimmy Kimmel will host the event along with special guests. Proceeds will go towards the Epidermolysis Bullosa Medical Research Foundation.

[via Blabbermouth]

New Book On Chris Cornell To Be Released In 2020

Rolling Stone and Billboard writer Corbin Reiff has revealed that he is writing a book on the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, etc.) titled “Total F@&king Godhead: The Biography Of Chris Cornell.” The book is expected to be released in 2020 and Reiff says he has already interviewed several people for it, including Seattle producer Jack Endino, who worked on Soundgarden’s early recordings and Seattle music critic Dawn Anderson, who was the first person to ever review the band’s music. However, it is still unknown if the author has talked to Cornell’s family or his bandmates.

[via Blabbermouth]

Chris Cornell’s Son Stars In New Music Video For “When Bad Does Good”

An official video has been released for the late Chris Cornell’s “When Bad Does Good.” That song is available as part of the Soundgarden, etc. frontman’s new career retrospective, which was released today (November 16). The clip features Cornell‘s son Christopher, who had the following to say:

“For me this video represents my dad and all the art he created throughout his life and what his music meant then and what it means now, not just to me and my family but the city of Seattle and all of his fans.”