“Hi, I’m Chris Cornell, and This is My Sweet Ride.”
Singer and Rock God, Chris Cornell, turns was born on this day, July 20th, in 1964. Happy Birthday, Chris!
Matt Cameron, drummer for Soundgarden and Pearl Jam was born on this day, November 28th, in 1962! I interviewed Matt a few times for drumming interviews and also for one of his solo projects, Wellwater Conspiracy, in which he sings lead vocals from behind the kit. He’s a hilarious interview. Sadly, none of these interviews are online. Happy Birthday, Matt!
“Yes, I Am A Sex ”
Former Soundgarden (& Audioslave) vocalist Chris Cornell turns the big 45 today, having been born on July 20th in 1964! Soundgarden was my favorite band for a really long time, back in the day, though they were never very good live, for some odd reason. But I interviewed their drummer Matt Cameron a couple of times for different publications, and he was really funny and cool. Also, my “big” sister Keven turns 56 today. Happy Birthday to Chris and Keven!
Shower in the dark day
Clean sparks driving down
Cool in the waterway
Where the baptized drown
Naked in the cold sun
Breathing life like fire
Thought I was the only one
But that was just a lie
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It’s fairly old news at this juncture that singer-slash-rock god, Chris Cornell left Audioslave a few months back to do the solo thing again. I can’t say that I’m terribly heartbroken about the move. Rage Against the Machine was always one of my least favorite angry pinko bands on the planet, and being as Audioslave was 3/4’s of Rage, they didn’t really know what to do with the more subtle textures of Chris’s voice anyway. Good riddance.
Chris has a new CD coming out in June and I’m trying to snag an advance copy of that as I type. But he played a show last night at NYC’s Irving Plaza and thanks to my friend Jason Sutter, who is also Chris’s new drummer, I was there. Thanks, Jason. You rule.
I knew I must be seriously starved for The Rock when I was able to get all wet and crazy over the opening song of the evening, “Spoon Man” — which, for me at least, is not one of Soundgarden’s best songs. From what I heard last night, Chris’s new disc sounds like it will be worth buying, but the jury is still out over whether it will even be able to touch his last solo album, Euphoria Morning, which is just insane.
I would like to now personally thank Chris and his band for doing “Outshined,” “Rusty Cage,” “Jesus Christ Pose,” and the shocker of the night, “Loud Love.” Wow. Chris Cornell is awesome.