The Week In Review (15 – 21 May)

Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell

RIP Chris Cornell, we’ll miss you. Credit Jeff Lipsky

We round-up the last week in music, including news you might’ve missed, our SongsOfTheWeek playlist and Classic Of The Week

It’s with real sadness that we sit down with you today folks. This Thursday (18 May) we were shocked to hear that Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell had died, with reports emerging that he had hung himself.

Chris was one of our heroes and when this writer interviewed him in 2015, it was as an adoring fan; for Superunknown was one of the few records that helped make sense of the crushing isolation and irrationality of existence. Chris’ lyrics provided comfort, direction, and purpose. But most importantly, they wrapped an arm around you and let you know that you weren’t alone; Chris understood your pain and he felt it too.

It’s not just that, though. He was one of the few musicians who truly possessed the charm, wit, cheekbone charisma, sexual magnetism, ineffable coolness and vulnerability that you need to be not just a rock star, but a ROCK STAR.

Chris, you may be gone but you will live on forever in the hearts of your fans. RIP.

Classic Of The Week

‘The Day I Tried to Live’ by Soundgarden (1994)

Soundgarden’s two decade and a bit old masterpiece is one of the anthems of the 90s’. With its life-affirming message (Chris Cornell explained that: “it’s about attempting to be normal and just go out and be around other people and hang out.”) this a song to drag you from despair and get your life back on track.

Songs Of The Week

Song: Fell On Black Days
Artist: Soundgarden

Song: Outshined
Artist: Soundgarden

Song: Pretty Noose
Artist: Soundgarden

Song: Can’t Change Me/em>
Artist: Chris Cornell

Song: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart
Artist: Chris Cornell

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