With a name as cheesy as Almost Honest, I expected an uninspiring combo led by the progeny of some aging UK rock star trying hard to forge her / his own identity. This Pennsylvanian trio seems anything but: far from uninspiring, the madcap antics of sophomore album Seiches And Sirens (Electric Talon Records) is an example of Stoner’s potential to be versatile and fluid. Continue reading
According to Film Industry news sour Variety, a long-discussed documentary film about the life of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog) is in development. The film will be produced by Cornell’s widow, Vicky, along with Brad Pitt and Peter Berg’s Film 45 production company. Berg (Lone Survivor, Deepwater Horizon) will direct. Both Pitt and Berg were personal friends of Cornell ‘s. Last month saw a tribute concert for charity for Cornell which saw superstars of rock, metal and pop perform Cornell classics, as well as a reunion of Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog. Cornell committed suicide in 2017. Continue reading
Although no rock or metal acts play a part in the televised event, the 61st Grammy Awards was held last evening in Los Angeles, California and some awards were given out to our chosen favorite music genres. Five of these awards were given off the air, as rock music is apparently not fit for the air. Chris Cornell won a posthumous award for Best Rock Performance for the song ‘When Bad Does Good’, High on Fire won Best Metal Performance for the song ‘Electric Messiah’, Greta Van Fleet won for Best Rock album for their EP From The Fires, and Best Alternative Music Album: St. Vincent for Masseduction. In a major upset, St.Vincent and her co-writers won Best Rock song for the ‘Masseducation’ track, over obviously better choices from Ghost and Greta Van Fleet. GVF also lost in the Best new artist category to Dua Lipa. In the main pop awards televisedChildish Gambino,Kacey Musgraves and Cardi B took home other major awards. Check out the five major rock and metal categories, their nominees and the winners. Continue reading
If ever an album title was created with the subconscious aim of getting my attention it’s Doom Folk (Exile On Mainstream Records), the fourth solo album from multi-faceted German troubadour Conny Ochs. More famed in Metal circles for his collaborations with Scott ‘Wino’ Weinrich, Ochs’ own output is equally as relevant – perhaps more so. Continue reading
Metallica is back on tour and performing their usual career-spanning set. The band started playing their Soundgarden covers they played I Am The Highway, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. ‘All Your Lies’ originally appeared on Ultramega OK (SST) in 1988. Metallica is on tour again for this leg of dates through February 1st.
Metallica resumed their Worldwired World Tour last night in Oklahoma City! Playing their usual career-spanning set, the band tossed in a surprise for fans. They played their covered of Soundgarden’s ‘Head Injury’, first played a few days earlier at the I Am The Highway, Chris Cornell Tribute Concert. ‘Head Injury’ originally appeared on Ultramega OK (SST) in 1988 and is said to be a favorite of James Hetfield. Metallica is on tour again for this leg of dates through February 1st.
Last night in Los Angeles, the Tribute To Chris Cornell concert was a celebration of life and music. From Metallica, The Foo Fighters and Melvins, to all-star versions of Cornell led groups Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave and even his solo career, it was a night and a show to remember. We have fan-filmed footage and the full setlists of guests below. Continue reading
With 2018 coming to a close, Greg Blachman and Rob Rom of Static Tension took some time to collectively reflect on their Top 10 releases of the year. The below are their picks, listed in no particular order.Continue reading
Chris Cornell of Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of The Dog, and award-winning solo artist will have a biography published in 2020, by author and Rolling Stone and Billboard writer Corbin Reiff. Reiff made the announcement via Twitter. So far Reiff mentioned in his tweets that he has interviewed legendary Seattle producer Jack Endino, and Seattle music critic Dawn Anderson, the first person to ever review the band’s music back in 1986. Cornell, who committed suicide in 2017 at age 52, leaving in a devastating loss in the music world, so any details about his life from an official source would shed some light on his life and be a balm to his legions of fans. Continue reading