Event: "I Am The Highway - A Tribute To Chris Cornell"

“I Am The Highway . A Tribute To Chris Cornell”
January 16 2019

Update: Live Stream

Update: Setlist (42 songs)

The Melvins -
The Kicking Machine | With Yo’ Heart, Not Yo’ Hands (Malfunkshun cover) | Leech (Green River cover) | Let It All Be | Honey Bucket | Spoonman
Rita Wilson - The Promise
Nikka Costa & Alain Johannes - Disappearing One
Chris Stapleton - The Keeper
Foo Fighters - No Attention | Girl U Want | Earache My Eye | Everlong (Dave Grohl solo)
Josh Homme - Rusty Cage
Adam Levine, Jesse Carmichael, & Stone Gossard - Seasons
Miley Cyrus - As Hope And Promise Fade
Audioslave (Tom Morello & Brad Wilk) - Cochise (feat. Perry Ferrell) | Be Yourself (feat. Juliette Lewis) | Set It Off (feat. Chris Chaney, Sam Harris, and Tim Mcilrath) | Like A Stone (feat. Brandi Carlile) | Show Me How To Live (feat. Robert Trujillo and Dave Grohl)
Toni Cornell & Ziggy Marley - Redemption Song
Metallica - All Your Lies | For Whom The Bell Tolls | Master Of Puppets | Head Injury
Ryan Adams - Dead Wishes, Fell On Black Days
Temple Of The Dog - Preaching The End Of The World (feat. Nikka Costa) | Can’t Change Me (feat. Alain Johannes), Hunted Down (feat. William DuVall, Jerry Cantrell, and Josh Freese) | All Night Thing (feat. Fiona Apple, Brendan O’Brien, and Matt Chamberlain) | Reach Down (feat. Miguel, Nikka Costa, and Brendan O’Brien) | Say Hello 2 Heaven (feat. Miley Cyrus) | Hunger Strike (feat. Brandi Carlile, Chris Stapleton, and Brendan O’Brien)
Soundgarden - Rusty Cage (feat. Taylor Momsen) | Flower (feat. Marcus Durant) | Outshined (feat. Marcus Durant and Stone Gossard) | Drawing Flies (feat. Taylor Momsen, Buzz Osbourne, Matt Demeritt, and Tracy Wanamae) | Loud Love (feat. Taylor Momsen, Tom Morello and Wayne Kramer) | I Awake (feat. Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne) | The Day I Tried To Live (feat. Taylor Hawkins and Buzz Osbourne) | Black Hole Sun (feat. Brandi Carlile, Peter Frampton, Tim Hanseroth, and Phil Hanseroth)

Update: Videos (currently adding all of the missing videos…they’ll pop up as they upload)
Use the YouTube menu at the top left to drop-down and choose a video

Update: Photos

Original (pre-show) post:

It’s difficult to say now what we’ll be able to come away with…
We hope to be able to record parts of the show, and post clips on this page tomorrow [over]night.

If we can, we will try to also live-stream on our Twitter feed at Twitter.com/iJeffgarden (note the username is iJeffgarden and not Jeffgarden on twitter)

If we have to choose 1, while the live stream is cool, it also lowers the quality of the video in order to broadcast it easier, so we would forgo that in favor of videos that we would post after the show. If we can do both, we will (try).

In any case, whatever we do end up with will pop up on this post, and our What’s Mine Is Ours page

‘I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell’ will take place on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at The Forum in Los Angeles. The event will feature performances from the members of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave, plus Foo Fighters, Metallica, Ryan Adams and many more. Tickets go on sale this Friday, November 16 at 10am pt at: http://bit.ly/IAmTheHighway. Proceeds will benefit EBMRF.
— ChrisCornell.com 11.13.2018

Additional artists have been added to I Am The Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell on Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at The Forum in Los Angeles. Fiona Apple, Brandi Carlile, Josh Homme, Miley Cyrus, Adam Levine, Ziggy Marley, Miguel, Taylor Momsen, Chris Stapleton and other special guests will join the star-studded concert event.

Posted by Matt Cameron to Instagram stories. Uploaded by AlternativeNation.net on 2019-01-09.

Matt Cameron on Instagram

Taylor Momsen on Instagram

Brad Wilk on Instagram

Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling At MoPOP

Photo: Jenny Gruber Twitter | Tumblr

Billboard: Soundgarden's Kim Thayil Says MC5 Anniversary Tour Helped Him 'Come Out of the Fetal Position'

Article (Billboard)
9/5/2018 by Gary Graff
Photo: Marc Broussely/Redferns via Getty Images | Kim Thayil of Soundgarden performs on stage at Brixton Academy on Sept. 18, 2013 in London. 

Kim Thayil acknowledges that he "wasn't sure" if he was ready to get out and play in public again when Wayne Kramer called him earlier this year to be part of MC50, his new band celebrating the 50th anniversary of the recording of the MC5's debut album. But as the group prepares to start a North American tour on Sept. 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., the Soundgarden guitarist says it's been just what the proverbial doctor ordered.

"(Kramer) asked if I wanted to play, and my jaw dropped," Thayil, who had been largely out of sight since Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died by suicide last May in Detroit, tells Billboard. "I thought two things -- 'Am I ready to come out of the fetal position?' and then 'How could I be any more ready than this opportunity to play with what I consider to be my favorite band.'

"So I made myself ready. It was like, 'Fix your head. This is The One!' When I mentioned it to friends of mine they didn't hesitate; They said, 'Omigod, jeez, this is your dream. You should do this!' The timing was pretty good, I think. I was allowing myself to be ready."

Thayil has been an MC5 fan since he was a teenager and began reading references to the MC5 and the 1969 Kick Out the Jams album in periodicals and interviews with other artists he liked. "At some point I started getting into some heavier music than I was hearing on AM radio and kinda learned to switch the dial from AM to FM and find significantly heavier and trippier music than what I was hearing before, and it was right up my alley," Thayil recalls. "I think I really connected with the MC5 because there was so much to that music. Obviously a band like the MC5 has the influence and appeal across a number of genres -- the obvious ones like acid rock and heavy metal and, later, punk rock, but I would draw a line from the song 'Shakin' Street' to (Bruce) Springsteen's work. And there was the free jazz (the MC5) drew from. So there was a lot there."

The all-star MC50 played a few dates in Europe earlier in the summer, during which Thayil reunited with Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron. The group -- which also includes Zen Guerilla's Marcus Durant on vocals, Faith No More bassist Billy Gould, Fugazi's Brendan Canty on drums -- wraps the North American tour during late October with two shows in the MC5's home turf of Detroit (where the MC5 recorded Kick Out The Jams live during Halloween weekend of 1968), then returns to Europe during November. MC5 drummer Dennis Thompson, the only other surviving member of the band, may participate in some shows, but on an ad hoc basis.

For Thayil, the immersion has been not only a welcome return to music but a chance to learn even more about his favorite band. "It kind of appeals to the Soundgarden aesthetic," Thayil explains. "There's a combination of those same elements -- a progressive element but also a heavy rock thing and a loose, wild thing -- that I see in MC5. Some of the songs have some really curious, interesting parts, little time changes that can throw the drummers for a loop. Learning as Wayne showed us, there's a lot of stuff that wasn't as readily obvious as you would think by listening to the records, and that was kind of a surprise. And it was cool."

As for the future of MC50, Thayil says he's "getting that vibe" that the group could become a going concern and even make its own music. "I think everyone enjoys each other's company and makes each other laugh and has a similar sort of social and cultural sense about them," he notes. "It does tend to be an open-minded, progressive, forward-thinking group, which I think is probably appropriate for the MC5."

Thayil says that prior to getting the MC50 call he'd been "up and down, in and out" in the wake of Cornell's death. "Everything has improved day by day," he says. "Obviously there's still emotional shadows and ghosts. Like anything else it's something that improves with time." He says he, Cameron and bassist Ben Shepherd "still talk to each other frequently and text and call and check in on each other and see how we’re doing. I imagine we will do more things in the future, one of which will be Matt sitting in on a few more MC50 shows. I'm sure I'll do stuff with Ben as well." Thayil does, however, dismiss notions that anything was visibly amiss with Cornell during Soundgarden's May 17, 2017 concert at the Fillmore Detroit prior to his suicide.

"I thought the show was good," Thayil says. "I remember Chris had just gotten in (to town) and was a little tired and his voice was a little rough, but by about the fourth or fifth song it kicked in and then it was just, like, super amazing -- beautiful, clear and strong and, I thought, particularly emotive." Thayil adds that a moment of the show when Cornell was absent from the stage for a protracted period when the guitar he'd be playing was out of tune and a backup wasn't immediately ready. "He had to leave the stage, I remember, and he just kind of poked his head around and said, 'Go ahead, start without me,' at which point Ben started jamming on something and we all fell in until Chris was ready," Thayil says.

"People speculate, and they get causality in reverse," he adds. "I guess it's natural to try to fill in the blanks to explain a particular mystery," he adds. "I think it's natural to say that, 'We know something terrible happened, so we know there must have been some sort of problem. Let’s see what that problem might be. Well, come to think of it, the show was kind of messy....'"

Soundgarden has been in the midst of archival projects in recent years, with expanded editions of albums such as Badmotorfinger and Superunknown and others. No future releases have been planned yet, and Thayil says he, Cameron and Shepherd are still grappling with how they want to proceed.

"We often reference rock history and we've often commented on what other bands in similar situations have done," Thayil says, "not as a plan or anything but just commenting on how bands have handled situations like this and what bands seem to have been graceful and dignified in how they manage their future musical endeavors and how some maybe were clumsy and callous. We think about those things. We try not to go too deep into these conversations, but stuff comes up after a few beers."

Pearl Jam's 2nd Seattle Show Features Kim Thayil, Mark Arm, & "Missing" Chris Cornell Cover

Pearl Jam covered Chris Cornell's "Missing" at their 2nd Seattle show on Friday (August 10th).  Kim Thayil also came out to perform MC5's Kick Out The Jam's, and later returned to join Mark Arm of Mudhoney for "Search & Destroy" and "Sonic Reducer". 

Below are some of our video clips of the Missing and Kick Out The Jams performances.  We will also add photos to this post soon.

Sonic Reducer with Kim Thayil and Mark Arm of Mudhoney. Video by North South Central Live

All video clips are ours except for Sonic Reducer which is from  North South Central Live

LoudWire: "Watch Soundgarden Duo Rehearse Together As Part Of MC50 Tour Preparation"

It was teased last month that Soundgarden and Pearl Jam drummer Matt Cameron would be making a special appearance as part of the MC50 touring lineup, celebrating the legacy of Rock Hall-nominated outfit MC5 as they mark their 50th anniversary year. This will mark the first time Cameron and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil will perform together since Chris Cornell's death. Fans got an early sample of what that will look like with the newly posted rehearsal footage.

Cameron posted a video clip, featuring cuts of the all-star band playing and jamming through "Rocket Reducer No. 62" in the studio. The group not only features MC5 leader Wayne Kramer, but you'll also see footage of Dug Pinnick of King's X, producer/bassist Don Was, former Fugazi drummer Brendan Canty and vocalist Marcus Durant jamming in the studio. Many of the shots in the video are the members posing during photo shoots, but for a few seconds, you see Thayil and Cameron playing together.

In addition to Cameron's posting, Danny Bland has offered a number of Instagram shots from the rehearsal that can be seen below, including a potential set list for the upcoming tour. MC50 will hit both Europe and the U.S. during the run, with Cameron set to drop in on the trek June 8 at the Northside Festival in Denmark.

The U.S. leg starts Sept. 5 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. and runs through Oct. 27, finishing in MC5's hometown of Detroit for two shows. Get all the MC50 tour and ticketing details here.

Happy Birthday Matt Cameron !

Happy 55th Birthday Matt Cameron ! Here are some of our favorite photos we've taken at Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Pearl Jam shows over the years...

Article: Inaugural Promise Award Celebrated With Emotional Tribute To Chris Cornell [Updated]

UPDATE: Vicky's Tweet

Source: PR News Wire

Inaugural Promise Award Celebrated With Emotional Tribute To Chris Cornell As Ryan Tedder Of OneRepublic Performs The Promise To Standing Ovation

The Event Raised Over $1.8 Million - Setting A New Fundraising Record For Human Rights Watch's LA Committee

Human Rights Watch

Nov 15, 2017, 19:21 ET

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch had their most successful fundraising dinner to date, raising more than every year prior.

Ryan Tedder of OneRepublic performs as Human Rights Watch presents the Voices For Justice Annual Gala on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages

Matt Cameron, Vicky Cornell and Kim Thayil pose together as Human Rights Watch presents the Voices For Justice Annual Gala on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, CA. (Photo: Benjamin Shmikler/ABImages)

The event, which took place last night at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, had an immense amount of celebrities and influential people in attendance including Eric Esrailian, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafyan, Kimberly Marteau Emerson, Mike Medavoy, David Foster, Katherine McPhee, and Linda Ramone.  Last night also introduced the inaugural Promise Award, followed by a very special performance by Ryan Tedder and Drew Brown of OneRepublic.

Inspired by the film and song that powerfully depicted the atrocities committed against the Armenian people; the award recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way. Fittingly, the inaugural honor was awarded to the late legendary singer and songwriter Chris Cornell in recognition of his song, The Promise.  The award was presented by Producers of The Promise Eric Esrailian, Mike Medavoy, Writer/Director Terry George, and Singer/Songwriter, Human Rights Activist, and Composer Serj Tankian.  Chris's wife, Vicky Cornell, accepted the award on his behalf and was accompanied by Cornell's bandmates, Kim Thayil and Matt Cameronof Soundgarden.


Pioneering recording artist Chris Cornell, who sadly passed away in May, wrote the title song for the film, The Promise, the first major film about the Armenian Genocide. The song and its video compellingly weave the Genocide with humanitarian crises of today. The song focuses on courage, perseverance, and hope -- connecting us to emotions that characterize and amplify the worldwide struggle for human rights. Cornell donated all proceeds from the song to benefit refugees and children, and his song continues to inspire millions as an anthem for the human rights movement.

"We are proud to name this award after The Promise, and present the inaugural award to Chris Cornell's inspiring song," stated Justin Connolly, Director of Human Rights Watch's Los Angeles Committee.

Following the award, songwriter, Grammy Award-winning record producer, and OneRepublic front man Ryan Tedder graced the stage and honored the late Soundgarden lead by performing an acoustic version of "The Promise" with bandmate Drew Brown to a standing ovation.


About The Promise
The Promise Film, the first major Hollywood film about the Armenian Genocide, has raised unprecedented awareness about the atrocities and recruited the general public and influencers from around the world to fight for human rights with its #KeepThePromise social media campaign. All proceeds of the film are being donated to non-profit organizations and humanitarian causes—including the establishment of The Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA.

About the Human Rights Watch – Los Angeles Committee
Human Rights Watch is one of the pre-eminent Human Rights Organizations in the world, with 430 staff investigating abuses in over ninety countries.  The Los Angeles Committee supports Human Rights Watch through outreach, advocacy and fundraising. It is part of a network of committees across 22 cities in East Asia, Europe, the Middle East and North America. For over 25 years, the Committee has dedicated itself to broadening awareness of human rights issues throughout Southern California.

SOURCE Human Rights Watch

Find Your Way Back: Temple of the Dog @ Philadelphia 11.05.2016 [1 Year]

Temple of the Dog
Tower Theatre
Upper Darby, PA
November 5th 2016


Intro (Man of Golden Words piano/instrumental)
1. Say Hello 2 Heaven
2. Wooden Jesus
3. Call Me A Dog
4. Your Saviour
5. Stardog Champion
6. Stargazer
7. Seasons
8. Jump Into The Fire (Harry Nilsson)
9. Four Walled World
10. I'm A Mover (Free)
11. Pushin Forward Back
12. Hunger Strike
13. Quicksand (David Bowie)
14. Heartshine
15. River of Deceit
16. Holy Roller
17. Reach Down
18. Man of Golden Words
19. Times of Trouble
20. Achilles Last Stand
21. Baby Lemonade (Syd Barrett)
22. Fascination Street (The Cure)
23. War Pigs
24. Missing
25. All Night Thing

[use the YouTube menu at the top left to drop-down & pick a song)

Scroll down past our photos for Videos from the show from our Toy Box page.

YouTube Playlist: Philly 2016 (MFC172)

YouTube Playlist: Philly Night 2 (Jim Powers) 

We Will Be Attending The 20th Anniversary Screening Of HYPE ! In Seattle, Sept. 25th

If we are able to get any photos or anything else to share, we will of course share here.

Source (siff.net)


USA |  1996 |  84 minutes |  Doug Pray

September 25, 2017

Local Sightings Film Festival (Northwest Film Forum) co-presented by SIFF

Join us for a 20th anniversary screening of Hype!, the legendary rock documentary from director Doug Pray, and drop back into the Seattle of the early ‘90s as the underground music scene exploded into the global pop culture phenomenon of “grunge.” Hype! uses rare concert footage and insider interviews to trace the movement from its subversive start in neighborhood basements to Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” hitting number 1 on the charts. As the popularity of the genre grew and “grunge fashion” hit the runways, questions of money, authenticity and fame come to a head. The Northwest experience is one of humor, loss, and epic irony. Hype! has live performances by Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Mudhoney, and more.

Special pricing - $16, $13 for SIFF and NWFF Members


Monday, September 25, 2017

Live performance:

The band playing before the screening is the Schmidtheads, a spin-off of legendary late ‘80s proto-grunge band The Thrown Ups. Three of the Schmidtheads (Leighton Beezer, Ed Fotheringham, and Scott Schickler), were featured on the seminal 1988 release, Sub Pop 200, which has been called “The Mayflower of Grunge.” A fourth member, Jo Smitty, was in the early ‘80s band Mr. Epp and the Calculations (which was also Mark Arm and Steve Turner’s first band, long before Mudhoney formed).


The screening will be introduced by legendary radio DJ Marco Collins, who helped introduce grunge to the world in the early ‘90s on Seattle’s “The End” 107.7FM.

Other attendees:

Invitations are still going out and we’re awaiting word from a number of invited guests, but we have confirmations from the following, all of whom are featured prominently in Hype!(and also were interviewed for Doug Pray's 2017 short film "Hype! 20 Years After” which is a bonus feature on the new Blu-Ray / DVD re-release of Hype!). There will be a Q&A after the film which they’ve been invited to participate in:

Mark Arm (lead singer Mudhoney)

Jack Endino, producer (Nirvana, Soundgarden, etc.)

Charles Peterson, photographer

Steve Fisk, producer (Screaming Trees, Beat Happening)

Lulu Gargiulo (Fastbacks)

Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, numerous bands)

Filmmakers attending: Director/Editor Doug Pray, Producers Pete Vogt and Lisa Dutton, Cinematographers Lars Larson and Lulu Gargiulo, and more TBD.

  • Director: Doug Pray
  • Principal Cast: Mark Arm, Chris Cornell, Matt Cameron, Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder
  • Country: USA
  • Year: 1996
  • Running Time: 84 minutes
  • Producer: Steve Helvey, Peter Vogt, Lisa Dutton
  • Cinematographers: Rob Bennett, Lars Larson, Lulu Gargiulo

Matt. Fucking. Cameron.

With a new solo album coming out this month, we wanted to do a quick recap of Matt's side-project work in the past. No boring history lesson, just some of our favorite projects. 

Matt and Ben were both part of Hater, along with John McBain from Monster Magnet, and released their first album in 1993.  They recorded the follow up, "The 2nd", in 1995 but it wasn't released until 2005.



Matt Cameron – drums, vocals (1993–1997, 2005)
John McBain – guitar (1993–1997)
Ben Shepherd – guitar, vocals
John Waterman – bass (1993–1995)
Brian Wood – vocals (1993–1995)
Alan Davis – bass (1995–1997)
Andrew Church – bass (2005)
Bubba Dupree – guitar (2005)
Andy Duvall – drums (2005)

Listen To Hater:  Spotify | Apple Music/iTunes 

Wellwater Conspiracy

Matt, Ben and John McBain also formed Wellwater Conspiracy in 1993, and released singles including Sleeveless the same year, eventually releasing 3 albums: Declaration of Conformity (1997), Brotherhood of Electric: Operational Directives (1999), The Scroll and Its Combinations (2001), and Wellwater Conspiracy (2003)

I found the song "What Becomes Of The Clock" as an Amazon MP3 exclusive bonus track and it's always been my favorite track from the band. 

Guest artists on Wellwater Conspiracy albums include Kim Thayil on a few tracks of The Scroll and Its Combinations, and Josh Homme on Team Lambchop, Red Light Green Light, and Ladder To The Moon (all on Brotherhood of Electric). 

(Plus Eddie Vedder on Felicity's Surprise)

Matt Cameron – vocals, drums
John McBain - guitar
Ben Shepherd – vocals (1993–1998)
Glenn Slater – keyboards (2002–2004)

Listen To Wellwater Conspiracy: Spotify | Apple Music/iTunes
(For some reason, they're listed on some services as both "Wellwater Conspiracy" and "The Wellwater Conspiracy" and they come up as two different bands.  So if there's an album missing or something, it could be that. Or it could be that music services don't have their shit together and are still missing songs, even from bands that already feature)

Ten Commandos
Ten Commandos started early August 2008 after a conversation between Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) and Alain Johannes (Eleven, Queens of the Stone Age) following a memorial concert for Natasha Shneider (Eleven).  Alain had the idea to write and record songs using Matt and Ben Shepherd (Soundgarden, Hater) as the rhythm section. The three convened in Seattle in late 2008 and for 7 days and wrote the bulk of the record. Matt and Alain’s schedules cleared up enough in the spring of 2014 to finally finish the songs in Seattle. With the addition of Dimitri Coats (OFF!, Burning Brides) on guitar, the band entered famed Studio Litho with engineer Don Gunn. In the summer of 2014, the band finished recording at studio 11ad in Hollywood CA. All members contributed in the writing of the record.  Guest musicians include Mark Lanegan (Staring Down the Dust), Nikka Costa (Come) and legendary guitarist Peter Frampton (Sketch 9).  [SOURCE]

Soundgarden isn't Soundgarden without Matt Cameron, and that goes for every song, but this playlist of "Matt's Songs" are songs he was given songwriting credit for. 

Matt was originally going to do vocals on Rhinosaur too, but we don't know if that was ever recorded, or if the idea was scrapped too early for a recording to exist in the vaults.




Pearl Jam

Our Jazz Fest video of Pearl Jam performing Rockin' In The Free World, with Chad Smith of RHCP on drums, and Matt Cameron on guitar

Pearl Jam - Rockin' In The Free World @ New Orleans Jazz Fest 2016 - Jeffgarden.com