Videos: "Concert Matrix Reloaded" Posts Rare Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, and Audioslave Shows

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Soundgarden @ Poughkeepsie, NY
January 25th 1990

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YouTube channel Concert Matrix Reloaded posts tons of rare Soundgarden, Chris Cornell, and Audioslave videos, including some full show bootlegs that have not been previously posted.

Watch/Download the YouTube videos below in [mostly] chronological order. We will also be incorporating the clips and shows into our Toy Box and Shows pages.

Temple of the Dog
Bill Graham Civic Auditorium - San Francisco, CA 11.11.2016

Sleep Country Amphitheater - Ridgefield, WA 08.29.2014

Guitar Center Sessions - 2014

Jones Beach - Wantagh, NY 07.09.2011
We were at this show and have photos posted here

Fiddler’s Green - Lollapalooza - Greenwood Village, CO 08.13.2003

Chris Cornell
The Paramount - Seattle, WA 02.07.2000

Chris Cornell performs “Can’t Change Me” on The Late Show with David Letterman in 1999

”Searching With My Good Eye Closed” - MUCH Music 1992

Temple of the Dog
Irvine Meadows - Irvine, CA 09.13.1992

Hippodrome de Vincennes | France 06.06.1992

Trocadero | Philadelphia, PA 05.10.1992
Download First Version | Download Second Version

The Warfield | San Francisco, CA 04.19.1992
Download This YouTube Video
Download Video We Had From This Show

Capitol Theater - Olympia, WA 09.1991

Philipshalle Düsseldorf - 04.16.1990

Vallerano - Bologna, Italy 06.08.1989

Club Lingerie - Los Angeles, CA 02.11.1988

Chris Cornell Statue Unveiling At MoPOP

Photo: Jenny Gruber Twitter | Tumblr

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

Vicky Cornell Announces Chris Cornell Statue Will Go Up In Seattle On August 29th

The statue will be raised in a public ceremony on Wednesday, August 29th at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). 

Vicky has commissioned sculptor Nick Marras to create a life size bronze statue showcasing Chris. "Even though Chris' music touched the lives of missions around the world, there is no better place than Seattle to honor and celebrate both his contribution to music history, as well as Seattle's unique place in popular music, with an enduring symbol of a beloved artist, father, and husband.   Our children and I are deeply moved by the continued outpouring of love, compassion, and support, and this is our gift to the Museum of Pop Culture and to Seattle - our gift back to the tight-knit community that gave him his start." - Vicky Cornell

"MoPOP is honored to receive this gift from the Cornell family and pay tribute to one of the most powerful and important voices in popular music," says James Emmons, Artistic Director, MoPOP.  "MoPOP serves to celebrate the Seattle music scene and the luminaries who have emerged from the Northwest, and Chris was a key figure who has made a lasting impact on generations worldwide."

Source: Official Press Release
Below: Nick Marras' Instagram Post

Hollywood Forever

We are in Seattle today, thinking of Chris and his legacy.  The impact he had on this town is immeasurable, and the love it has for him can be seen everywhere.  

We will post from Seattle all weekend. Before coming out here, we stopped by Hollywood Forever in Los Angeles yesterday, as the site was being set up for today’s vigil.  

Hollywood Forever, September 2017

SeattleTimes: Remembering Chris Cornell: The quiet cook at Ray’s Boathouse who became a rock god

Seattle Times

 Remembering Chris Cornell: The quiet cook at Ray’s Boathouse who became a rock god

 Michael Rietmulder Updated May 18, 2018 at 7:54 am

On the anniversary of Chris Cornell's death, his former co-workers at Ray's Boathouse remember those formative years together during the Seattle institution's heyday.

By 11 a.m. there was usually a line outside the door, but the ragtag kitchen crew didn’t care. They had traditions. The tight-knit band of back-of-house comrades had already finished prepping for the lunchtime rush that would hit Ray’s Boathouse during the early ’80s, and before the doors opened, they’d be in the parking lot, blowing off steam at a basketball hoop.

The youthful brigade of cooks and dishwashers played as hard as they worked, and they did it all together.

Among them was a quiet, longhaired teenager with a wry smile and wicked sense of humor, once you got to know him. Chris Cornell, who died one year ago today, was an alright ballplayer and an everyman in the kitchen, after working his way up from dishwasher. However, his true calling was impersonating rock stars while hosing off floor mats down by the dock.

“He could do that Billy Idol scowl — that kind of sideways smirk and his lips would purse,” recalls Wayne Ludvigsen, longtime Ray’s chef.

A decade later, a generation of wannabe rockers would be impersonating the kind, low-key Ray’s kitchen hand, who became one of the most distinct voices in modern rock history as the lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave. But for a brief period during their formative years, the two Seattle icons had an intertwining history.

The voice from the dish pit

Back then, Ray’s was the kind of bustling joint you needed an in to get a job at, and Chris’ older brother Peter was his. The younger Cornell later paid it forward by getting his roommate Kevin Tissot a job there. The rebellious teens raised by single mothers met as sophomores at a North End alternative high school and bonded over a love of Elvis Costello and the Clash, and a disinterest in school. The two “momma’s boys” moved in together at 17, though they still regularly hung out in their mothers’ basements (Tissot and others say Soundgarden’s “Full On Kevin’s Mom” is about his mother).

After the two “trashed” a place on Lake City Way (“the garbage just proliferates,” Tissot says), they found another house in Ballard with other friends, having late-night existential conversations after work and competing to date the hostesses and waitresses that would get hired at Ray’s each summer. “I think girls liked Chris more than they liked me at the time, which was frustrating,” Tissot says.

Like Tissot, dishwasher Duane Ochs connected with Cornell through music. A few months before Cornell started at Ray’s, Peter noticed Ochs, who was about Cornell’s age, showing up for his shifts with a guitar slung over his shoulder. Soon Ochs, 14 or 15 at the time, was coming over to their house near Golden Gardens to jam with Cornell, who played drums. Apparently teenage Cornell wasn’t much of an interior decorator and, as Ochs recalls, his bedroom in the family’s converted garage had a bed, stereo, a dresser, his drum kit and little else. It was there that Cornell first started singing.

“His sisters were out in the driveway and they’re like, ‘Who was singing? Who was that?’” Ochs says. “I’m like, ‘It was Chris.’ … He was a very adequate drummer, but when he got behind the mic, you could tell, like his sisters, he had a very unique, powerful voice.”

It wasn’t long before the rest of their co-workers caught on to Cornell’s talent. The crew often had KISW blasting in the kitchen and occasionally Cornell would pick up a tune in the dish pit. “He’d sing very softly,” says Ernie Davis, another Ray’s alum. “We’d all be listening — ‘Oh, Chris is gonna sing. Let me turn this down.’”

Every year around the holidays, Ray’s brass would throw a big staff party on a Sunday night. A husband of one of the managers had a two-man band and was hired as the entertainment one year, recalls Dean Swanson, who also worked in the kitchen. Everybody was drinking, talking when all of a sudden Cornell — who Swanson says was 17 or 18 at the time — made a move.

“Chris, for some reason, got up from the table we were sitting at and went over and grabbed the microphone, and talked to the guys for a few minutes and he belted out ‘Twist and Shout,’” Swanson recalls. “He was a teenager. We’re all looking at him, going ‘Uh, what are you doing, dude?!’ I mean, his voice was so powerful and wonderful.”

At the time, Swanson joked that Cornell should form a band.

One of Seattle’s hottest restaurants

Besides parking lot pick-up games, another Ray’s pastime was giving their boss hell. Not much older than his young staff, Ludvigsen was the recipient of endless pranks: hidden knives, changed delivery dates — “Just mean stuff that would throw the day off,” says Tissot, Cornell’s former roommate. A particular favorite was trying to get Ludvigsen, who was notorious for reducing food waste, to puke by sun-baking spoiled food in a bucket and getting their unsuspecting chef to take a whiff. One day Cornell and another co-worker went a step further, convincing Ludvigsen to taste test a sauce that had obviously gone bad.

“As soon as I stuck it in my mouth, (I realized) it was a bet between those two guys,” Ludvigsen says. “They had a pretty good chuckle. They made me eat something totally rancid.”

In the early ’80s, Ray’s was in its prime. Ludvigsen took over as head chef in 1979 and is often credited with making Ray’s a local fine-dining institution, sourcing the best and freshest local seafood. In 1983, Ray’s was among the first Seattle restaurants to serve Copper River salmon.

Despite the grind of working in one of Seattle’s hottest restaurants at that time — “It was Studio 54 on the West Coast,” Swanson says — many of the cooks described it as the most fun job they ever had. “Auto brew” was another kitchen ritual Ochs remembers fondly. When the dining room was rocking and they hit 300 dinners, a pitcher of beer would appear through the dish window.

From the sounds of it, the occasional pitcher wasn’t the only thing available during an era Ludvigsen describes as “the golden years — pre-AIDS, mid-coke.”

“There used to be cocaine from all the fishermen that’d come back from Ballard and they would do coke right on the bar,” recalls former employee Mike Shanks, who later became perennial political candidate Mike The Mover. “There was coke everywhere.”

According to most of the people we spoke with, Cornell didn’t really participate in such extracurriculars then. In 1994, he told “Rolling Stone” that he was a “daily drug user” at 13, but quit by the time he turned 14.

Soundgarden takes shape

As Soundgarden took shape in the mid-’80s, with Ray’s maintenance worker Scott Sundquist briefly on drums, Cornell and his brother left Ray’s and worked at Rain City Grill on Capitol Hill, owned by former Ray’s kitchen boss Mike Brown. Peter Cornell was also a musician, leading the band Inflatable Soule with two of their sisters to local acclaim in the early ’90s. The Cornell brothers used to practice guitar licks out on the back stairwell where Chris and Davis, another Ray’s carry-over, would have pull-up competitions on the awning.

One night in 1986, Brown recalls coming into the kitchen and Davis and the crew were excitedly playing what Brown thinks was an early recording of Soundgarden’s “Big Dumb Sex” — its chorus marked by a string of f-bombs. Cornell was shy about asking for favors, Brown says, and later that night Peter asked him to give his little brother a ride home. On the way, Brown also gave him some unsolicited advice.

“I said ‘Chris, don’t you think you should tone it down a little bit? You can’t say that on the radio,’” Brown recalls. “His response was, ‘We have our following.’ I mean, I was his boss, so he couldn’t tell me (expletive) you. But yeah, basically … ‘We’ll be fine’ — that classic cool.”

As Soundgarden gained steam, Cornell eventually hung up his chef’s knives. By the time the world tours commenced and the band became a fixture on MTV, he’d lost regular contact with most of his apron-wearing brethren who came of age at the Boathouse. But whenever they’d meet during a chance backstage run-in or sporadic phone call, friends say he was the same guy who used to cruise Ballard in an old Volkswagen Thing that couldn’t drive in reverse.

In March 1997 — a month before Soundgarden broke up at the height of their popularity — Cornell made a surprise return to Ray’s. After 22 years, Ludvigsen was leaving the restaurant and the staff threw him a going away party. He doesn’t remember much of their conversations (hey, it was a party), but Cornell “stayed till the bitter end.”

“He was just a real guy,” Ludvigsen says, “and he always came across that way.”

Even though it had been nearly 20 years since Swanson had spoken with Cornell, it felt “like losing a family member” when he died last year. Ludvigsen’s party was the last time they saw each other.

“I told him how proud we all were for his success,” Swanson says, with a long pause. “And how I missed him. Of course we could believe how well he did, because we knew the talent was there. But we were so proud of what he became.”

Greetings From Seattle

Discovery Park (Temple of the Dog's "Hunger Strike" music video)

Hazlewood, a bar co-owned by Ben Shepherd since 2005

"Black Sun" Sculpture

Easy Street Records

"Herban Legends" Chris Cornell Mural & T Shirt - Artist: Ten Hundred [Instagram]

Apartments from "Singles"

Hard Rock Cafe @ Pike Place

Misc. Soundgarden / Seattle

Left a the unofficial Kurt Cobain memorial at Virreta Park

Left a the unofficial Kurt Cobain memorial at Virreta Park

At "Damn The Weather" Bar/Restaurant in Pioneer Square

At "Damn The Weather" Bar/Restaurant in Pioneer Square

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.

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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