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Chris Cornell’s Brother Peter Cornell Releases New Music

YouTube Sibling rivalry can be tough, but it looks as though there’s nothing but love within the Cornell family. Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell may be a superstar, but the rocker is happy to salute his brother Peter, who is also a singer/songwriter. During the Cornell brothers’ first ever appearance ever together onstage together in 2011, Chris introduced Peter stating, “He was that guy for me. He was the guy that was the coolest person on Earth. He was also the guy, cause I was little, that he would beat the s— out of anybody if they f—ed with me.” Chris also credited Peter with turning him onto some great music at a young age. Now, Peter has released a couple of new songs via SoundCloud players. ‘Madman’ is a foot-stomping, bluesy rocker and it’s clear from listening that Peter and his brother Chris share vocal similarities. ‘Insides,’ meanwhile, also has some of that bluesy delivery that ‘Madman’ has. Check out Peter Cornell’s song clips for both tracks [via GrungeReport.net ] below, as well as his 2011 live performance of ‘I’m Still Loving You.’ Listen to Peter Cornell’s ‘Madman’ Listen to Peter Cornell’s ‘Insides’ Watch Peter Cornell Perform ‘I’m Still Loving You’ in 2011 [button href=”http://loudwire.com/watch-chris-cornell-perform-president-obama-commander-in-chief-ball/” title=”Next: Watch Chris Cornell Perform at Commander-in-Chief’s Ball” align=”center”]

Watch Chris Cornell Perform at President Obama’s Commander-in-Chief’s Ball

YouTube President Obama began his second term with his inauguration earlier this week and with the ceremony came a number of galas . Soundgarden ‘s Chris Cornell , one of Obama’s many supporters, was invited to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, which recognized Medal of Honor recipients and Wounded Warriors, and video footage of his entire performance has surfaced online. Cornell, armed with an acoustic guitar, took the stage to perform a trio of cover songs. However, with some microphone problems on the guitar, the set really provided a spotlight on his voice. The vocalist took the stage, telling the audience, “I’ve got to say this is an honor to play for you guys and to celebrate this event, the re-election of President Obama, so thank you so much.” From there he launched into ‘(What’s So Funny Bout) Peace, Love and Understanding,’ the Nick Lowe song popularized by Elvis Costello. After making note of the microphone issue, he would perform his other two tracks with a little more amplification for the guitar. First came a powerful performance of the Creedence Clearwater Revival classic ‘Long As I Can See the Light,’ which really showed off the wonderful rasp and emotion in Cornell’s voice. He followed with what he called “a song of hope or an impossible dream maybe” — a cover of John Lennon ‘s ‘Imagine.’ The full almost ten-minute performance can be seen below. Cornell would return later in the evening with the full Soundgarden lineup to perform at the Inaugural Ball , doing a three-song set of ‘Been Away Too Long,’ ‘Outshined’ and ‘Rusty Cage’ for those in attendance. Watch Chris Cornell’s Commander-in-Chief’s Ball Performance [button href=”http://loudwire.com/soundgarden-talk-future-albums-perform-at-inaugural-balls/” title=”Next: Chris Cornell Discusses Soundgarden’s Future” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Talk Future Albums, Perform at Inaugural Balls

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire After two-plus years of touring and a new album, there’s good news for Soundgarden fans as it looks like their reunion is one that will continue. Frontman Chris Cornell revealed the band’s status update in a new interview with Billboard . The vocalist explained, “I don’t see any reason why [we wouldn’t continue]. I think the overall attitude about keeping it going and the way we want to treat it to keep it going is really good. There’s nothing stopping us from continuing to make records and continuing to play shows, that’s for sure.” Cornell added that even though their ‘King Animal’ album is still fairly new, the band members continue coming up with new ideas. He revealed, “We had a good experience making this album and since we’ve come back together everything has been kind of that way. There hasn’t really been any of the tension, specifically surrounding the peripheral stuff. And I think that’s as simple as us making the conscious decision to not be influenced by anything other than what the four of us want to do and not putting a business version of a timeline on it. Our attitude is that we’re doing this because we love it.” Soundgarden are currently on tour , but made a detour to Washington, D.C., Monday for pair of President Obama inauguration galas . Cornell played a solo set at the Commander-in-Chief’s ball that included covers of Elvis Costello’s ‘Peace, Love & Understanding,’ Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ‘Long As I Can See the Light’ and John Lennon’s ‘Imagine.’ He would later return with the full Soundgarden lineup to perform ‘Been Away Too Long,’ ‘Outshined’ and ‘Rusty Cage’ at Obama’s Inauguration Ball . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/soundgarden-kim-thayil-addresses-reunion-cash-grab-accusations/” title=”Next: Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil Addresses ‘Cash Grab’ Accusations” align=”center”]

Chris Cornell and Soundgarden to Perform at Commander-in-Chief’s Ball + Inaugural Ball

Chris Hyde, Getty Images Although Soundgarden are in the midst of their current North America tour run, the recently reunited rockers just added a very special appearance to their itinerary. Frontman Chris Cornell has signed on to perform at the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball, helping President Obama and Vice President Biden honor U.S. armed forces, while all of Soundgarden will be providing entertainment at the Inaugural Ball on the same day. Scheduled for Monday, Jan. 21, at the Washington Convention Center, the Commander-in-Chief’s Ball will recognize Medal of Honor recipients and Wounded Warriors with a guest list that includes both active duty and reserve military. In addition to Chris Cornell, the entertainment portion of the evening includes artists and celebs like Alicia Keys, Brad Paisley, Jamie Foxx and Jennifer Hudson. Things get turned up a few notches for the Inaugural Ball, which will feature several artists,  including Soundgarden, performing on multiple stages. An all-star cast of stars will join Soundgarden in the celebration, among them Stevie Wonder, Usher, Katy Perry and Smokey Robinson. Many of the artists performing have played a role in helping President Barack Obama get re-elected, including Cornell. Back in September, he joined a rally for President Barack Obama in Des Moines, Iowa, and performed a moving acoustic set. The Inaugural Ball serves to celebrate and unify Americans across the nation from community leaders to grassroots volunteers and elected officials. In addition, U.S. military around the world will be invited to join in the celebration through a live broadcast and everyone is invited to tune in here for a live stream. [button href=”http://loudwire.com/soundgarden-announce-2013-north-american-tour-unveil-been-away-too-long-video/” title=”Soundgarden 2013 North American Tour Dates” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of December 16-22, 2012

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Soundgarden continue to hold the top spot with their single ‘Been Away Too Long’ from their first album in 16 years, ‘King Animal.’ Shinedown and their latest single ‘Enemies’ remain in the No. 2 spot this week. Avenged Sevenfold also stay steady at No. 3 with their track ‘Carry On,’ while Volbeat ’s latest single ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ jumps a few sports to come in at No. 4 this week. Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators rounds out the Top 5. Other songs of note on the list include Stone Sour ‘s tune ‘Absolute Zero,’ as well as All That Remains ‘ new track ‘Stand Up’ and ‘Same Old Trip’ by Chevelle . Papa Roach make their return to the Top 20 list this week with their track ‘Where Did the Angels Go’ off of their latest release ‘The Connection.’ Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. Papa Roach, ‘Where Did The Angels Go’ 19. Linkin Park ‘Lost in the Echo’ 18. P.O.D., ‘Higher’ 17. Adelitas Way, ‘Alive’ 16. Nonpoint, ‘Left for You’ 15. Green Day, ‘Let Yourself Go’ 14. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ 13. 3 Doors Down, ‘One Light’ 12. Young Guns, ‘Bones’ 11. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 10. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 9. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘The Pride’ 8. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 7. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up’ 6. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 5. Slash, ‘Standing in the Sun’ 4. Volbeat ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 3. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 2. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 1. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

Soundgarden Recruit Dave Grohl to Direct Video for ‘By Crooked Steps’

Soundgarden: Official Instagram When Dave Grohl isn’t working on his ‘Sound City’ documentary and jamming with Foo Fighters , Queens of the Stone Age , Them Crooked Vultures, his former Nirvana bandmates or Paul McCartney , he’s hanging out with his friends in Soundgarden to direct the band’s latest video. Perhaps the hardest working man in the world of rock, Dave Grohl’s latest project is behind the camera, directing Soundgarden’s upcoming video for ‘By Crooked Steps.’ Not a great deal of information has been released about the video’s concept, but through a number of pictures posted on Soundgarden’s Instagram page , ‘By Crooked Steps’ will showcase a biker theme. Following a motorcycle club called “Crooked Steps,” the patches on the back of biker gang members depicts the grim reaper armed with his trusty scythe, and if you look closely, you’ll even see some patches with a middle finger flipping the bird. Scenes depicted in the available still images show frontman Chris Cornell playing a rousing game of cards, some seedy dive bar moments and shots of Soundgarden performing ‘By Crooked Steps.’ Soundgarden are set to embark on a 2013 North American tour, beginning in New York City on Jan. 16 and concluding in Los Angeles on Feb. 16. Check out the full list of tour dates by clicking here . [button href=”http://loudwire.com/soundgarden-jesus-christ-pose-banned-music-videos/” title=”Next: Soundgarden – Banned Music Videos” align=”center”]

Top 20 Songs: Week of December 9-15, 2012

Liz Ramanand, Loudwire In this week’s edition of Loudwire’s Top 20 Countdown, Soundgarden continue to hold the top spot with their single ‘Been Away Too Long’ from their first record in 16 years titled ‘King Animal.’ Shinedown and their latest single ‘Enemies’ remain in the No. 2 spot this week. Avenged Sevenfold come in at No. 3 with their track ‘Carry On,’ while  Slash ’s new single ‘Standing in the Sun’ featuring Myles Kennedy & the Conspirators settles in at No. 4 this week. In This Moment and their new album’s title track ‘Blood’ round out the top five. Other songs of note on the list include Stone Sour ‘s tune ‘Absolute Zero,’ as well as Volbeat ’s latest single ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ and Three Days Grace ’Chalk Outline.’ P.O.D. make their return to the Top 20 list this week with their track ‘Higher’ off of their latest release ‘Murdered Love.’ Check out the Top 20 songs below and be sure to tune in to Loudwire Radio this weekend to blast these tracks at full volume. Loudwire Radio Top 20 Songs of the Week: 20. P.O.D., ‘Higher’ 19. Kid Rock, ‘Let’s Ride’ 18. Adelitas Way, ‘Alive’ 17. Nonpoint, ‘Left for You’ 16. Young Guns, ‘Bones’ 15. Green Day, ‘Let Yourself Go’ 14. 3 Doors Down, ‘One Light’ 13. Linkin Park ‘Lost in the Echo’ 12. Deftones, ‘Tempest’ 11. All That Remains, ‘Stand Up’ 10. Five Finger Death Punch, ‘The Pride’ 9. Chevelle, ‘Same Old Trip’ 8. Three Days Grace, ‘Chalk Outline’ 7. Volbeat ‘Heaven Nor Hell’ 6. Stone Sour, ‘Absolute Zero’ 5. In This Moment, ‘Blood’ 4. Slash, ‘Standing in the Sun’ 3. Avenged Sevenfold, ‘Carry On’ 2. Shinedown, ‘Enemies’ 1. Soundgarden, ‘Been Away Too Long’ [button href=”http://loudwire.com/loudwire-radio-station-list/” title=”See Which Stations Air Loudwire Radio” align=”center”]

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