CHRIS CORNELL’s Heart Broke 5 Years Ago Today

July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017


Every time I stare into the sun
Trying to find a reason to go on
All I ever get is burned and blind
Until the sky bleeds the pouring rain

When you came along the time was right
Pulled me like an apple red and ripe
Wasn’t very long you took a bite
And did me wrong, and it serves me right

And I nearly forgot my broken heart
It’s taking me miles away
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go ’round again, again

Every little key unlocks the door
Every little secret has a lie
Try to take a picture of the sun

And it won’t help you to see the light
Every little word upon your lips
Makes a little cut where blood pours out

Every little drop of blood a kiss that I won’t miss
Not for anything
And I nearly forgot my broken heart

It’s taking me miles away
From the memory of how we broke apart
Here we go ’round again


Gone But Not Forgotten – CHRIS CORNELL (1964-2017)

Great late artists from the past

7 April 2022

CHRISTOPHER HUGH CORNELL (real family name Boyle) was born in Detroit, Michigan
on 20 July 1964. He was a musician at heart with a gigantic voice and was best known as
the frontman of Soundgarden (1984–1997 / 2010–2019).

He also played for and recorded 3 albums with Audioslave (2001-2007),
a band formed with Rage Against The Machine‘s brill guitarist Tom Morello.

In the early 90s, he launched a project called Temple Of The Dog (1990-1992)
as a tribute to his late friend Andrew Wood (Malfunkshun / Mother Love Bone).

Cornell also performed and made several albums as a solo artist.

He struggled with depression for most of his life. He committed suicide in
a Detroit hotel room on 18 May 2017, after performing with Soundgarden
an hour earlier at the Fox Theatre. He was only 52. R.I.P.

Three great Cornell moments…

(Mega Soundgarden hit)

(With Audioslave)

(From solo album Euphoria Morning)


Heart And Soul Glow – Happy 56 To Awesome Vox CHRIS CORNELL- Here’s His Gripping Cover Of GUNS N’ ROSES Hit ‘PATIENCE’


20 July 2020

Following mental health problems, heartfelt songwriter and invigorating voice
CHRIS CORNELL, the driving force behind grunge stars Soundgarden and the
vox of Audioslave, the band formed by ex- Rage Against The Machine members,
took his own life three years ago.

Today would have been his 56th birthday (born in Seattle on 20 July 1964).
To celebrate this event his wife shared a cover of Guns N’ Roses massive
1989 hit PATIENCE, recorded by her late husband in 2016. An affectionate
and most gripping version of this blue ballad.

Listen here…

The original


The Late Great CHRIS CONNELL Thrills With His Heartbreaking Cover Of ‘NOTHING COMPARES 2 U’

It’s almost three years (17 May 2017) since troubled singer/songwriter and towering voice CHRIS CONNELL decided, due to severe depression problems, to leave this world. A really sad loss. He fronted grunge icons Soundgarden, founded Temple Of The Dog and made a lasting impression as a solo artist.

While surfing on the internet yesterday I came across his spine-tingling, acoustic version
of Prince‘s brilliant love ballad ‘NOTHING COMPARES 2 U’, made famous, worldwide, by Sinead O’Connor. His utterly gripping vox and the weeping cello bring you to tears. Get goosebumps right here…

Performed for SiriusXM – a radio  company headquartered in New York City


CHRIS CORNELL Turned A Poem By JOHNNY CASH Into A Gripping Beauty…

You Never Knew My Mind by JOHNNY CASH
Put to music by CHRIS CORNELL

In 1996 the late great JOHNNY CASH (happy birthday wherever you are, legend – Cash was born 26 Feb 1932, 86 years ago today) recorded a cover of Soundgarden’s track ‘Rusty Cage’ written by the late great CHRIS CORNELL. Almost 20 years later, Cornell put a discovered Cash poem to music, creating a spine-chilling new song ‘YOU NEVER KNEW MY MIND‘. Unfortunately, one of Cornell’s final recordings.

The song is featured on ‘JOHNNY CASH: FOREVER WORDS’ out April 6 on Legacy Recordings . The album contains Cash’s unknown poetry, lyrics, and letters, now set to music by impressive, contemporary artists. Along with Cornell, the record features new songs by Ruston Kelly & Kacey Musgraves, Rosanne Cash, Alison Krauss & Union Station, Kris Kristofferson & Willie Nelson, Brad Paisley, John Mellencamp, Carlene Carter, Elvis Costello,
The Jayhawks
and more.

Here’s the gripping interpretation of captivating Johnny Cash poem
‘YOU NEVER KNEW MY MIND’ by Chris Cornell

20 July 1964 – 18 May 2017


PICK OF THE DAY – Dutch Power Rockers ALTOBELLI In A Soundgarden Of Their Own With ‘TREES’…

Daily fuel to load your sonic batteries…

20 February 2018

Base: Hulst, The Netherlands
Who: 5-piece unit travelling back in time to fuse heavy rockin’ genres such as
Britpop, noise-rock, grunge, nu-metal, and post-rock…
Track: TREES
Score: this track was written before Soundgarden‘s frontman Chris Cornell took his own life last year in May, but as I heard it for the first time after that fateful event I experience(d) this towering emo eruption as a tribute to that great, unfortunate artist. Although there’s some Metallica bombast in there I still think of Cornell‘s sonic power and impactful vox. That’s the beauty of music. It can generate countless, different associations depending on what one is feeling/thinking/observing at one specific moment in time. ‘Trees‘ does the job perfectly. A strong LOUD/Quiet/LOUD score and so is the accompanying clip. Roll it here…

ALTOBELLI: Website – Facebook –  Twitter

TREES is the opening track of new, versatile LP THE NEEDLE – all info here.