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Chris Cornell

Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell Dies


Credit image: Brian Bumbery

The curse of 2016 still continues after all as the first half of 2017 saw a number of artists passing away. As of this post, one trending news today got this author shocked. One of the most prominent singer-songwriters in the 90’s “grunge era”, Chris Cornell died at age 52. In a statement confirmed by Cornell’s representative Brian Bumbery to the Associated Press, the Seattle rocker passed away in Detroit on Wednesday evening just hours after he performed a show with his band, Soundgarden at Fox Theatre. The death was “sudden and unexpected” that his wife and family were shocked. The family asked for privacy as they would work closely with the medical examiner in finding out the cause of death.

Cornell’s last tweet before the show.

Chris Cornell was a founding member of Soundgarden, one of the bands that spearheaded the grunge movement, and has fronted with other popular supergroups, Audioslave and the Soundgarden-Pearl Jam collaboration tribute band for Andy Wood, Temple of the Dog. Audioslave performed a show this year while Temple of the Dog had their reunion tour last year. Soundgarden, meanwhile are back on tour and have made some materials for their next album. He’s also best known for his performance on 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale, You Know My Name. and this year, he’s got another song for a film in store for everyone, The Promise.

UPDATE: According to the latest news released by the Associated Press, medical examiner determined Cornell’s death as suicide by hanging.

May you rest in peace Chris. Say hello to heaven! Thank you for the music!

Here’s Cornell’s very last performance. Thanks to the uploaders who shared the band’s show.

The band performing their last song Slaves and Bulldozers with Chris mashing it up with Led Zep’s In My Time of Dying.

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Pearl Jam

Pearl Jam Inducted to the 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

One of the most prominent and influential rock band in the 90’s, Pearl Jam is inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame last 7th of April 2017 by David Letterman. The former Late Show host shared a very touching speech about the band, on how he met them to their involvement in social issues. Letterman replaced Neil Young, who’s unable to induct the band due to health issues.


Photo credit: Pearljam.com

The Seattle band rose to fame after their ground-breaking debut album “Ten” sold millions of copies worldwide. Followed by a successful sophomore album “Vs.” and their fight against Ticketmaster, they’ve gained more fans around the world. The members inducted were drummers Dave Krusen (from Ten album), Matt Cameron, guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready, bassist Jeff Ament and singer Eddie Vedder that drew the ire of the other fans for not including former drummer Dave Abbruzzese in the list. The Hall meanwhile clarified in their statement that they’re the ones who named who will be included, leading to some debate that past members with significant contributions should be included also. The band posted a tweet inviting all the drummers who played with them during the course of their career but apparently Dave A still has some personal issues to settle as he posted a statement regarding his snub in the event.

Here’s a Youtube video shared by Guillermo Gorza for those who have missed the event.

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personal

Rascal Kids Rockin’ The House Down, Grunge Style

This is what happens when the rascal kids get to hang out and want to be rockstars. Total riot!!! It has become an instant jam with these kids, all of whom are nephews and niece, and for no reason intended, has done an instant song. With the rare performance captured on vid, it reminds me the good ol’ grunge days back in the 90’s ala Nirvana and early Pearl Jam where everyone was jumping and stage diving.

 

On the making of the song, Lance had these words uttering in his mouth, so I told him to keep on saying it over and over and I would be doing an on-the-spot music for it. He’s game with it so the rest as you may call it was history.

 

 

Lyrics by Lawrence Chavez
Music by Marvin Bea
Performed by The Tres Kulets feat. Marvin Bea on guitar

Tres Kulets are : Lawrence Chavez, Gian Chavez and Paolo Gaudiano
2011 Marv’s Room Music. All Rights Reserved.

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Layne Staley music

Layne Staley Tribute

April 5 marked the death anniversary of Alice In Chains‘ frontman Layne Staley. He died nine years ago from a drug overdose. Alice In Chains was one of those prominent Seattle bands that emerged in the 90’s. and was among my favorite grunge acts.

 

Here’s a tribute to the late great Layne Staley, a live performance of their song Would from the album Dirt. That song was also included in the soundtrack of the movie Singles which they did a cameo appearance.

 

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Stone Temple Pilots

STP Rocks The Big Dome

Hard rockin’ 90s band Stone Temple Pilots performed at the Araneta Coliseum, also known as The Big Dome, for a one night only concert. The group who reunited once again still rocks and the set was solid and fantastic! They played mostly on their heavy and fast songs, with the crowd singing along on the song called Plush.

 

Local band Sinosikat was the only front act of the evening, featuring two bass players, one of whom was Karel Honasan.