It’s not what you think

The First Ten Words by Rich Larson

Chris Cornell, 1964-2017

Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone.

For two days, I’ve been working on a piece to pay tribute to him, and it’s been a struggle. Usually when I have a problem like this it’s because I’m staring at a blank screen trying to figure out what I want to say. That’s not the problem this time. The problem is I have way too much to say.

I’m not going to sit here and claim to have been a huge fan of Soundgarden. I didn’t dislike them, I just had to take them in small doses. I was a fan of Cornell. I love “Seasons,” the solo song he had on Cameron Crowe’s movie, Singles. It’s a droning acoustic song about isolation and the…

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PAUL McCARTNEY: THE LIFE By Philip Norman — Music of Our Heart

The definitive Paul McCartney biography, written with his approval by bestselling biographer Philip Norman. Since the age of twenty-one, Paul McCartney has lived one of the ultimate rock-n-roll lives played out on the most public of stages. Now, Paul’s story is told by rock music’s foremost biographer, with McCartney’s consent and access to family members […]

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The Hollywood Vampires announce first-ever tour — Consequence of Sound

Rock ‘n’ roll supergroup The Hollywood Vampires have announced their first-ever tour. The collaboration features Alice Cooper, Johnny Depp, and Aerosmith’s Joe Perry, along with Guns N’ Roses members Duff McKagan and Matt Sorum, guitarist Tommy Henriksen, and multi-instrumentalist Bruce Witkin. The tour is mapped out as to not conflict with the member’s other projects, including Guns N’ Roses’…

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