Friday, May 11, 2007

Music Preview: Chris Cornell

Former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell finally releases his second solo album "Carry On" on June 5th. He recently performed at the home of grunge in Seatle, WA to promote his new album and tour, with covers of Soundgarden, Audioslave as well as Temple of the Dog!

MSN has been kind enough to air the recorded performance, and you can watch it here:

Chris Cornell live in Seattle

The only weird part was him covering Michael Jackson's Billie Jean in a somber, blues-ish fashion. The new songs seem decent and well composed.

Impressive, I must say. The band is good too. A bunch of young kids with probably dreams of their own. Never doubted Chris Cornell as a great performer, and look forward to seeing him in concert, hopefully in Memphis.

However, it would be cool to see Cornell play guitar while singing too. Here's an clip from a year ago when he was still in Audioslave and performed "Black Hole Sun" by himself:

Rock on, Chris Cornell!

Chris Cornell MySpace


sophia said...

swooooooon :)

JoBrad said...

Chris is one of those rockers that just keeps getting better...Good post, man.