Chris Cornell Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


21st October 2015

Fact: Rocker Chris Cornell performed Bob Marley’s classic Redemption Song with his 11-year-old daughter, Toni, at a gig in New York on Monday night (19Oct15).


10th February 2015

Fact: Soundgarden star Chris Cornell interviewed Led Zeppelin legend Jimmy Page in front of a live audience at an event in Los Angeles to promote the veteran rocker's photographic autobiography.


10th April 2012

Quote: "If anything it has helped us. Certainly in writing and recording the new album, it feels very fresh. Everyone is included and an equal part of it musically and it feels very natural and expressive, and we're going in new directions we never did before." Rocker Chris Cornell credits Soundgarden's break-up in 2000 for giving the reunited band's new music a "fresh" sound. The group released Live To Rise, its first song in over 15 years, last week (05Apr12).


28th February 2012

Fact: Kenny Chesney, Kris Kristofferson and Chris Cornell are among the stars who will perform at a tribute concert to mark late country icon Johnny Cash's 80th birthday in April (12). Lucinda Williams, Ray LaMontagne and Lucinda Williams have also joined the star-studded line-up for We Walk the Line: A Celebration of the Music of Johnny Cash on 20 April (12) in Austin, Texas.


30th March 2009

Quote: "I can't sound like John Lennon but I can do Tom Jones." Rocker Chris Cornell on his musical impersonations.


30th March 2009

Quote: "My fear would be that we wouldn't tap into the greatness we felt when we were on our game." Chris Cornell on why he thinks a full Soundgarden reunion would be a bad idea. His three former bandmates reunited as Tadgarden during Tom Morello's Justice Tour show in Seattle, Washington on Wednesday (25Mar09).


29th March 2009

Quote: "I used to hate playing Seattle shows. In the 1990s, people who were on the periphery and the slutty girls always got backstage. I felt bad for the fans that couldn't because they weren't willing to blow anybody." Rocker Chris Cornell on returning to his home city for shows.


24th September 2008

Fact: Former Soundgarden and Audioslave star Chris Cornell has co-written LIGHT ON, the first single from American Idol winner David Cook's debut album.


17th July 2008

Quote: "I'm doing that album just like Pink Floyd's THE WALL - it's a movie more than an album... It's the best work I've ever done." Super producer Timbaland has high hopes for rocker Chris Cornell's upcoming solo album.


29th May 2008

Fact: Former Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell makes a cameo appearance in U.S. rockers' ONEREPUBLIC's music video for their newest single, SAY (ALL I NEED).


2nd August 2007

Fact: Former Audioslave star Chris Cornell added DJ to his resume on Thursday (02Aug07) when he took over the afternoon drive show on New York's 92.3 K-Rock.


21st June 2007

Quote: "He's got beautiful eyes and an amazing voice." Newlywed Evanescence singer Amy Lee still has a crush on former Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell.


26th April 2007

Fact: Former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell will play his first ever show in Greece when he supports Robert Plant at the upcoming Rockwave Festival in Athens (Jun07).


20th March 2007

Fact: Former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell's new solo album, CARRY ON, will feature a cover of Michael Jackson's BILLIE JEAN.


19th October 2006

Fact: The hip French restaurant Audioslave star Chris Cornell and his wife VICKY own was once a regular haunt of socialite JACKIE ONASSIS.


21st September 2006

Fact: Audioslave star Chris Cornell and his wife own a restaurant in Paris, France, just around the corner from where they live. The rocker says, "We go there a couple (of) times a week to sit at the bar and bond."


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