Chris Cornell Reportedly Set To Be Laid To Rest In Los Angeles, CA This Week, Matt Cameron & Mike McCready Comment On His Passing

According to CNN, Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell is expected to be buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles, CA on May 26. The article also says that the family are thinking about doing a public memorial as well.

In other news Cornell’s Soundgarden bandmate Matt Cameron has commented on his death:

“My dark knight is gone. Thank you for the incredible outpouring of kindness and love.”

Pearl Jam’s Mike McCready, who performed with Cornell in Temple of the Dog also issued a statement to the Seattle Times:

“Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle. Chris means a lot to me today, as he trusted me to play on Temple. He handed me a dream in getting to actually play on beautiful songs. Informed how I would play on Pearl Jam records in the future, I believe. Gave me the break into the music business I’d wanted since I was 11. He was a friend I will miss. I miss you, brother.”

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Temple Of The Dog Add More Dates To 2016 U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) have added some more dates to their U.S. tour. The band will be touring in support of the 25th anniversary reissue of their self-titled album, which will be released on September 30.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/05 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/12 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater
11/21 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Temple Of The Dog To Reissue Self-Titled Album In September/Announce U.S. Tour

Temple Of The Dog (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) will be reissuing their self-titled album on September 30, to commemorate its 25th anniversary. The effort has been remixed, and all the details for the super deluxe version can be found HERE. In other news, the band have also announced their first ever tour.

Tour Dates:

11/04 Philadelphia, PA – Tower Theater
11/07 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
11/11 San Francisco, CA – Bill Graham Civic Center
11/14 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
11/20 Seattle, WA – Paramount Theater

Proceeds from these shows will go towards the Chris And Vicky Cornell Foundation and Peal Jam‘s Vitalogy Foundation.

Previously Unheard Layne Staley (Alice In Chains) Tracks May Be Released

According to Alternative Nation, eight unreleased songs featuring vocals from the late Layne Staley (Alice In Chains, Mad Season) may be released at some point. Jesse Holt, a friend of Staley’s, recently tweeted at Mike McCready (Pearl Jam, Mad Season), to see if he would help with production duties on the tracks.

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Here’s the tweet:

He later added the following, after being asked for proof:

“Whom should I deliver the “proof” to? If you’ve heard “It’s Coming After” you’ve heard proof. #LayneStaley”

You can check out the track he mentioned below:

Ace Frehley To Release “Origins Vol. 1” Covers Album In April/Paul Stanley, John 5, Etc. To Guest

Ace Frehley will be releasing a new covers album, titled “Origins Vol. 1,” on April 15. The effort will feature multiple guests, including Frehley’s ex-KISS bandmate Paul Stanley, John 5, etc., and it can be preordered via iTunes. Check out the cover art and track listing below, and head to Rolling Stone to hear his cover of Cream’s “White Room.”

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“Origins Vol. 1” Track Listing:

01. “White Room” (Cream)
02. “Street Fighting Man” (Rolling Stones)
03. “Spanish Castle Magic” (Jimi Hendrix) feat. John 5
04. “Fire and Water” (Free) feat. Paul Stanley
05. “Emerald” (Thin Lizzy) feat. Slash
06. “Bring It On Home” (Led Zeppelin)
07. “Wild Thing” (The Troggs) feat. Lita Ford
08. “Parasite” (KISS) feat. John 5
09. “Magic Carpet Ride” (Steppenwolf)
10. “Cold Gin” (KISS) feat. Mike McCready
11. “Till The End of the Day” (Kinks)
12. “Rock and Roll Hell” (KISS)

Chris Cornell Joined Onstage By Mike McCready (Pearl Jam) In Seattle,WA/Performs Temple Of The Dog & Mad Season Songs

During Chris Cornell’s September 29 solo show in Seattle, WA, he was joined onstage by Mike McCready (Pearl Jam). Together they performed some Temple Of The Dog songs, and cover of Mad Season‘s “River Of Deceit.” Check out some fan-filmed footage below: