Soundgarden And Brandi Carlile Team Up For Chris Cornell Tribute Release

Brandi Carlile will be paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell by releasing a new 12-inch, titled “A Rooster Says,“ on September 26 as part of this year’s Record Store Day. The effort will come with covers of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” and “Searching With My Good Eye Closed,“ which Carlile and her frequent collaborators, Phil and Tim Hanseroth, recorded with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd, and Matt Cameron.

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The twins and I met in the late 90’s in a famous Seattle studio called London Bridge. The guy in the picture with me is Rick Parasher (RIP) and he introduced us. Soundgarden were just gods to us back then. Total pioneers and unreachable to us in every way. We went about making our demos and cleaning the studio when we couldn’t afford the bill never knowing that in November of 2019 we would go back to London Bridge and RECORD TWO SONGS WITH THEM!! @chriscornellofficial was as great as a human singer can get and now he’s an angel. Thank you Kim, Ben, and Matt. I’ll never forget this day for as long as I live…. stay tuned!! 🤘 @soundgarden @themattcameron #kimthayil #benshepherd @londonbridgestudio

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Soundgarden & Rage Against The Machine Members To Guest On The Pretty Reckless’ New Album “Death By Rock And Roll”

Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil and Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello will be guesting on The Pretty Reckless’ new album “Death By Rock And Roll.” Frontwoman Taylor Momsen recently confirmed the news saying that Cameron and Thayil will be appearing on a track titled “Only Love Can Save Me Now” and that Morello will be appearing on a track titled “And So It Went.”

Momsen told Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio the following about “Only Love Can Save Me Now”:

“We recorded that in Seattle at London Bridge Studios, and it was just an awesome experience to get to actually spend some time in Seattle. Every time we’re on tour, we’re in and out so fast, it was really good to kind of experience the city for all that it is and all that history and record at such an iconic studio. I mean, PEARL JAM’s ‘Ten’ [was recorded] there, and ‘Louder Than Love’ by SOUNDGARDEN. And then to be there with SOUNDGARDEN, it was pretty surreal.”

The Pretty Reckless actually opened for Soundgarden during Chris Cornell’s final show on May 17, 2017 and Momsen, who is a longtime fan of the band, said she was “devastated” by the singer’s death. That and the April 2018 death of The Pretty Reckless’ producer Kato Khandwala had an impact on the new album. Momsen continued:

“We had a few hard years. I’m not gonna lie. I went pretty down. Not to get too heavy into it, but I went pretty down into depression, and it took music to get me out of it again. I finally started writing again to get out everything that I was feeling, and that is what turned into the record that you are all going to hear hopefully very soon.

I know it’s cliché, but music has saved my life time and time again — it’s the thing that I can always rely on and turn to, and it’s always there for me. It’s always supported me, so I support it.”

She added:

“[‘Death By Rock And Roll’] really feels like a rebirth for us. In a lot of ways, it almost feels like the first record in the sense that we really threw everything that we had at it — we worked so hard on it. And I’m just excited for it to be out and have people come on this journey with me and see where it took us. I think it took us, in my opinion, to a new level. It’s a new and improved PRETTY RECKLESS.”

She also had the following to say when asked about release plans:

“I don’t know the answer, ’cause everything’s still in kind of limbo right now just, obviously, with the pandemic and very unprecedented times. So we’re not exactly sure. But I do know that we’re gonna be putting out more songs and stuff, and more material before the full album. So this isn’t just a quick little flash in the pan and we’re going away. We’re back.”

If you missed it, you can find the title track for “Death By Rock And Roll” HERE.

[via Blabbermouth]

Watch Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron Perform “Halfway There” With The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen

Soundgarden‘s Matt Cameron and The Pretty Reckless’ Taylor Momsen have paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a quarantine performance of Soundgarden‘s “Halfway There.” You can see footage of that below:

Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) Premieres New Song “Down The Middle”

Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden) has premiered a new song titled “Down The Middle.” The track, which features Melvins frontman Buzz “King Buzzo” Osborne and bassist Steven McDonald, is expected to appear on Cameron‘s upcoming solo album. That effort will also feature Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

The Pretty Reckless Are Working On Their New Album With Members Of Soundgarden

The Pretty Reckless have been working on their new album at London Bridge Studios in Seattle, WA and it looks like Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron have been involved in the sessions. Frontwoman Taylor Momsen confirmed the news via Instagram:

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#kimthayil #studio #tpr4 #seattle

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Big things in the works…#happening #tpr4 #Seattle

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Are Members Of Pearl Jam, Foo Fighters, & Melvins Working On A New Project?

Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters), and Buzz Osborne (Melvins) are reportedly working on a new project together. Alternative Nation shared some brief clips from Cameron’s Instagram story that seem to suggest the trio are currently in the studio:

Kim Thayil On Recording & Touring As Soundgarden Without Chris Cornell: “I Don’t Think That’s Anything We’d Give Reasonable Consideration To At This Point”

The surviving members of Soundgarden have shown interest in working together again, but they do not plan on using the Soundgarden name without the late Chris Cornell. Kim Thayil told the Seattle Times that the group would most likely never use the moniker for touring or new music. However, they may use it for things like compilations, live tracks, and unreleased material. Thayil said the following:

“No, I don’t think that’s anything we’d give reasonable consideration to at this point. When I say ‘at this point,’ I mean perhaps ever [laughs]. I don’t know really what kind of thing is possible or what we would consider in the future. It’s likely nothing. The four of us were that. There were four of us and now there’s three of us, so it’s just not likely that there’s much to be pursued other than the catalog work at this point.”

Surviving Soundgarden Members “Would Certainly Love To Try To Continue To Do Something” Together

It appears the surviving members of Soundgarden may work together again following the tragic death of Chris Cornell. Matt Cameron told Rolling Stone the following: “We’re just still taking our time and giving ourselves space to process everything. We would certainly love to try to continue to do something, figure out something to do together.” Ben Shepherd added: “On a personal level, we haven’t even gotten a chance to hang out, just us three, yet. …We’re going through natural healing, then thinking about the natural next step.” The band members recently made an appearance during the unveiling of the new Cornell statue in Seattle, WA.

Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell On The First Anniversary Of His Death

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) has shared a new tribute for the late Chris Cornell. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post. The singer passed away one year ago today (May 18).

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Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell. Chris always led by example-his work ethic, his sense of humor, his love of animals, his love of the Cascades, his love of family. Bands are nearly impossible to get right, but Soundgarden felt incredibly fierce and so right for me on day one, mid February 1986. I auditioned for Soundgarden in Chris' living room, sat behind his rusty Tama kit and counted in Ocean Fronts, my all time favorite SG tune. The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse. I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling into the band on my first try. It was all because of that mind blowing voice. When the song was over Chris turned to me with a big smile on his face and said "you played it perfectly, we have a gig at the Central in one week, want to do it?" "Yes, I want to do it," I replied. I will forever praise him for the decades of encouragement he gave me and for the fierce friendship we forged. I love you buddy.

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Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron On Chris Cornell’s Death: “We’re All Still Processing Our Grief”

Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron was recently interviewed by Billboard about his solo album “Cavedweller,” and during the chat he talked a bit about the tragic death of Chris Cornell. He said the following:

“I don’t think we’re [Soundgarden] ready to say anything other than…Kim [Thayil] and Ben [Shepherd] and I are certainly aware of how much our fans are hurting, and we’re certainly hurting right there along with them. But we’re extremely private people, and we’re all still processing our grief in our own way and on our own time. But we definitely are thinking of our fans and love them very much.”

In other news, Cameron has also released a new lyric video for “Time Can’t Wait”: