Like many members of the music community, Billie Joe Armstrong was shocked to hear about the death of Chris Cornell.
"It's really just sad, I don't really know another way to put it," the Green Day frontman told ABC Radio Friday morning, before the band kicked off ABC's Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. "It's shocking."
Armstrong saw Soundgarden live at age 15 when they opened for the Meat Puppets at the Berkeley Square club in California's Bay Area.
"Just hearing his voice," Armstrong remembered. "He made the walls peel."
"It's just really sad," he added. "I feel bad for…
The Rock on the Range festival has announced it will be holding a "special tribute" to the late Chris Cornell tonight in lieu of Soundgarden's scheduled headlining performance.
"Our hearts are filled with sorrow, but the show must go on," reads a statement from the festival. "Please join us immediately after Live's performance for a special tribute to Chris Cornell."
Thursday night, Rock on the Range held its annual festival kick-off party, which was headlined by Stone Sour. During their set, Corey Taylor's band performed a cover of Soundgarden's "Outshined" in honor of Cornell.
In other Cornell tribute news, Brad…
Dan Auerbach is contributing a new song called "Run That Race" to the soundtrack of the upcoming Disney Pixar movie, Cars 3.
"The song is about never giving up and always trying your best," The Black Keys frontman says in a statement. "[The filmmakers] showed me the storyboards and ran through the plot. I was able to read some of the dialogue and from there I had enough to piece together a story in my mind for the song."
You'll be able to hear "Run That Race" during the opening scene of Cars 3, which opens in theaters on June…
Chris Cornell's wife doesn't believe her husband intentionally took his own life, and feels the prescription drug Ativan may have played a role in his death.
A joint statement issued Friday by Vicky Cornell and family attorney Kirk Pasich -- the first lengthy family statement since Cornell, 52, was found dead in his Detroit hotel room Wednesday night -- notes that the Soundgarden frontman was "a recovering addict," and "had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages."
Ativan, the brand name for the medication lorazepam, has a number of therapeutic uses, but is commonly…
Linkin Park's new album One More Light arrives today, and if you've been following the lead up to the release, you know that the record finds the band exploring a much poppier direction.
"The thing that maybe surprises people is there isn't any screaming or heavy guitars or anything like that," vocalist/producer Mike Shinoda tells ABC Radio. "I feel like there's an intensity on the album that replaces those in a sense, the intensity of the subject matter that we're singing about."
In writing One More Light, Linkin Park wrote the lyrics and vocal melodies to the songs before they…
Shirley Manson is lending her pipes to the soundtrack for the Starz fantasy drama series, American Gods. The Garbage frontwoman appears on a track called "Queen of the Bored," which you can listen to now via RollingStone.com.
The music on the American Gods soundtrack was composed by Brian Reitzell. Along with "Queen of the Bored," Manson also teams up with Blondie's Debbie Harry on a track called "Tehran 1978." Additionally, Mark Lanegan provides his smoky vocals for covers of the blues classics "In the Pines," "I Put a Spell on You" and "St. James Infirmary Blues."
Garbage and Blondie will…
Tom Morello has shared a statement in which he mourns the death of his Audioslave band mate, Chris Cornell.
"I love you, brother," Morello writes. "Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate."
"I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever," he continues. "Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in…
The Rock on the Range and Rocklahoma festivals, both of which Soundgarden was scheduled to headline this month, have issued statements regarding the unexpected death of Chris Cornell.
"We are devastated to hear about the sudden passing of Chris Cornell last night," reads the post from Rock on the Range. "He was a true hero to music, the voice of a generation. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and the entire music community. The voice of an angel, now watching down on us as we celebrate and honor him all weekend long."
"As we mourn Chris Cornell’s…
Chris Cornell's cause of death has been ruled a "hanging by suicide," according to a statement from the Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit.
"The cause of death has been determined as hanging by suicide," the official statement reads. "A full autopsy report has not yet been completed. There is no additional information at this time."
Cornell's wife called a family friend to check on him Wednesday night, and the friend found Cornell unresponsive in his room at Detroit's MGM Grand Hotel. A Detroit Police Department spokesperson told ABC News Radio Thursday morning that Cornell was found with what…
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