New York, NY – January 31, 2014 – On Sunday, Chris Cornell will be featured on the NFL Network’s pre-game coverage to celebrate his hometown team the Seattle Seahawks taking on the Denver Broncos in Superbowl XLVIII. Cornell sat down with fellow Seattle native, chef Mario Batali, to talk about growing up in the city and the scene from which Soundgarden came fromwhich produced a cultural phenomenon – PRESS HERE to watch on NFL.com now. The segment will air on the NFL network on Sunday afternoon. FOX Sports 1 will also air a prominent voice-over promo by Cornell during their pre-game coverage of the Seahawks.
In celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Grammy award winning albumthis year, Superunknown, the NFL has licensed 7 songs from the LP. Music from the architects of grunge will be featured throughout the pre-game and game coverage on FOX SPORTS 1 and the NFL Networks.
The songs that have been licensed are:
– Let Me Drown
– The Day I Tried To Live
– My Wave
– Fell On Black Days
– Black Hole Sun
– Be Yourself (Audioslave)
Soundgarden has remained a major musical influence. The most recent album released, King Animal in November of 2012, debuted as the No. 1 Rock Album in the country, and No. 5 on the Billboard Top 200. The album was co-produced by the band and Adam Kasper at Studio X in Seattle and was released via Loma Vista/Republic to rave reviews from peers, fans and critics alike. First single, “Been Away Too Long,” and second single “Crooked Steps” reached No. 1 on both Active and Rock formats. PRESS HERE to watch the video for “By Crooked Steps,” directed by friend and fan Dave Grohl. The band has recently announced that they will be headlining Lollapalooza in Chile this Spring.
While plans for Scott Weiland’s new solo album to be released in 2014 remain up in the air, the former STP frontman recently took the time to cover up his tattoo dedication to his ex-wife, Mary Forsberg. Scott married photographer Jamie Wachtel last year following his 2008 divorce from Mary. Below is a photo posted on the BelowEmpty.com forums:
Big Day Out Adelaide 2014
Bonython Park, Adelaide, Australia
January 31, 2014
Do the Evolution
Mind Your Manners
Elderly Woman Behind the Counter in a Small Town
My Father’s Son
Given to Fly
World Wide Suicide
Throw Your Arms Around Me (Hunters & Collectors cover)
Mother (Pink Floyd cover)
Kick Out the Jams (MC5 cover)
Baba O’Riley (The Who cover)
John Frusciante, former guitarist of the Red Hot Chili Peppers, recently sat down with Heavyweights Radio and rap group The Black Knights in Frusciante’s first video interview in six years and the first since leaving the Chili Peppers.
In the interview, Frusciante discussed making hip-hop music, Rick Rubin’s influence, and his solo career releases. Frusciante recently produced The Black Knights’ LP Medieval Chamber after befriending the group through Wu Tang Clan’s RZA. The Black Knights’ Rugged Monk complimented Frusciante’s extensive and diverse musical knowledge and the friendship that the group had made with Frusciante.
Frusciante said of his friendship with The Black Knights, “we’re smoking and drinking and enjoying the atmosphere,” calling it a “pleasant musical relationship.” Frusciante also commented on the organic nature of his friendship with the rappers which he prefers over the political nature of being in a band. The ex-Red Hot Chili Pepper also said that he enjoys his musical autonomy now, stating: “I believe in what I’m doing and I don’t give a fuck what anyone thinks of it.” Watch the interview below (Frusciante’s interview starts at 21:15):