Chris Cornell on the rise of grunge and the job of the rock icon

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, NOV. 5, 2008 By Steve Newton It's been 17 years since the grunge revolution blasted full-throttle out of Seattle, but Chris Cornell remembers it well. As the frontman for Soundgarden, Cornell was a chief architect of the genre, which formed as a backlash to the stagnating commercial rock of the day. … Continue reading Chris Cornell on the rise of grunge and the job of the rock icon

Soundgarden’s grungey return leaves little to complain about in Vancouver

photo by rebecca blissett ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JULY 30, 2011 Due to its proximity to Seattle, Vancouver has enjoyed a special kinship to the famed grunge bands of the Emerald City. Before making it big the plaid-clad lads in Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Soundgarden, hungry for gigs, would head north to rock our socks … Continue reading Soundgarden’s grungey return leaves little to complain about in Vancouver