Newt’s Top 10 albums of 2005

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, DEC. 15, 2005 By Steve Newton Both young upstarts and grizzled old-timers made my Top 10 this year, proving yet again that good rock 'n' roll transcends generational boundaries. And needs lots of guitars. Audioslave Out of Exile With the help of producer Rick Rubin and mixer Brendan O'Brien, former … Continue reading Newt’s Top 10 albums of 2005

That time Chris Cornell explained the rise of grunge to me

By Steve Newton It's been a week since grunge-rock icon Chris Cornell passed away, and fans are still trying to come to grips with the loss. Over the last seven days a lot of folks have been playing their fave Soundgarden, Audioslave, and Temple of the Dog tunes, and shaking their heads in sadness and disbelief. … Continue reading That time Chris Cornell explained the rise of grunge to me

That time Chris Cornell told me that he thinks about strange, internal, retarded, philosophical things all the time

By Steve Newton By now most everyone has heard the awful news: that American rock legend Chris Cornell took his own life after a Soundgarden concert in Detroit Wednesday night. What a complete shocker. What a total downer. He was only 52. I wasn't the biggest Soundgarden fanatic in the world, but I loved a … Continue reading That time Chris Cornell told me that he thinks about strange, internal, retarded, philosophical things all the time