Toy Box: Soundgarden @ Italy 09.09.1995

Festa dell'Unità
Reggio nell'Emilia, Italy

Set List

  1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed

  2. Let Me Drown

  3. Spoonman

  4. My Wave

  5. Drawing Flies

  6. Incessant Mace

  7. Ty Cobb

  8. Fell On Black Days

  9. Mailman

  10. Head Down

  11. Superunknown

  12. Rusty Cage

  13. Waiting For The Sun

  14. Black Hole Sun

  15. Jesus Christ Pose


16. 4th of July
17. Kickstand
18. I Want You (She’s So Heavy)

Soundgarden Are On The Cover Of The August 2018 "Classic Rock Magazine" (UK)

Classic Rock Magazine - [LouderSound Page] [Facebook] [Twitter]

You can download a digital copy to your iPhone, iPad, Android Device, or magazine reader from your devices app store. The digital issue is $3.99 (on iOS anyway).  It doesn't seem like U.S. bookstores carry the magazine but it's currently on ebay in the $15 to $30 range to "Buy It Now", and auctions with the price as low as $2. 

Meet & Greet: Soundgarden @ Tampa, FL 08.11.2014

We had a chance to have a meet and greet with Chris Cornell before Soundgarden's set.  We had just driven up to Tampa from the Soundgarden show in West Palm the previous night. 

This was our second time getting to see Chris backstage, and the first time in our home state.  Little Chris and Toni were also there, running in and out of the room where they held the meet and greet. 

Our previous meet and greet was at an Austin Soundgarden show with one other couple. This was the first time where we would be alone with just Chris and, intermittently, the kids.  

Photofantasm wasn't complete yet so we printed out the would-be cover of the book, and made a homemade poster for Chris to sign.  

Here is a mostly complete transcript of our meeting...


Chris: How are you ? Good to see you

Meghan: Likewise 

Chris: What do you got ?

Meghan: Oh ! Stuff to sign

Chris: Oh, ok

Meghan: You wanna see ?

Chris: Sure !

Meghan: Alright...So, a little homemade poster.


(Chris stares at the poster, reading the caption.  Can’t quite tell if he likes it or is maybe slightly annoyed by it...)

Chris: That’s cute

Meghan: And then...that’s for the...that’s going to be the cover of the Telephantasm book.  I mean we’re not gonna include the autograph in the book...

Chris: Oh ok

Meghan: We just wanted a....picture

Chris: How’ve you guys been ?

Meghan: Been Great !

Chris: Good

Meghan: How ‘bout you ?

Chris: Good !

Meghan: It’s so great to like finally see you like in our home state

Chris: Yeah ?

Meghan: You guys are like a very expensive favorite band to have

Chris: Yeah...

Meghan: We’ve seen Soundgarden like somewhere around 15 times and we live in Florida.

Chris: Uh huh

Meghan: So it’s, great to see you guys here

Chris: Where’s the farthest you’ve gone ?

Meghan: Seattle

Chris: (thinking about it) yeah, i guess, that makes sense, i guess. I was guessing a different country.  Where, what part in Florida ?

Meghan: Miami

Chris: Ah, cool.

Meghan: (yeah)

Chris: ...

Meghan: ...

Jeff: ...

Chris: ...what else we doin ? Where’s your book ?

Meghan: Well the book itself isn’t out yet

Chris: uh huh, it’s not done yet ?

Meghan: It’s...we’re flying to Michigan in September to kind of finalize it with, look it over before it goes to print

Chris: Wow

Meghan: Yeah, we’re really excited about it


Jeff: I don’t know if you remember Mike and Jaye...English ?

Chris: Yeah

Jeff: Yeah we’re planning to meet with them...and finish it....(at this point realize there there was no reason to say the one thing I’ve said so far)

Chris: Yeah...did I meet them ?

Jeff: Yeah

Meghan: Yeah

Chris: I’m trying to place them

Jeff: You met in New York, at least, among other times

Chris: Like THIS met them ? Or...

Jeff: No it wasn’t...I think this was outside of any concerts

Chris: Oh okay, yeah, I know their names, just trying to place their faces

Meghan: Yeah we met them at a Seattle songbook show and ever since we’ve gotten together to see you

Chris: Oh you do ?

Meghan: They’re a lot of fun

Chris: Which Songbook show ?

Jeff: The Moore ? 

Chris: Yeah, that was fun. Is that the only Songbook show you’ve gone to ?

Jeff: NO...we went to a couple of the ones in New York [Chris: Oh...] AND Miami 

Chris: Yeah...

Jeff: So we HAVE seen you in Miami like ten times, with Audioslave and solo...we just haven’t seen Soundgarden...

Chris: Yeah the last Songbook show, in Seattle was great. The Moore one was pretty good. The Moore one was rowdy...I mean, for a Songbook show



Meghan: Yeah, I wouldn’t imagine a Songbook show to get particularly rowdy, it’s...

Chris: Yeah, well that one...rowdy meaning...i think we were standing room, and it was packed...

Meghan: Yeah

Chris: And it changes how it’s more dense, so it’s not quite a airy. It doesn’t sound as good, when it’s packed in like that, worked out and that was a fun show

Jeff: The Songbook album Seattle at the Moore

Chris: Is it ? Yeah ! That makes sense. That’s why it looks so cool...I don’t play any shows really, where people aren’t...don’t have seats.   So everyone is sitting, or maybe standing at their seat

Meghan: The other Songbook shows seemed pretty, pretty, you know, everyone sitting at their seat...

Chris: Yeah

Meghan: The Moore being the exception

Chris: Yeah, I think I’ve only done a couple shows like that.  I mean, where it was a theater, but there weren’t seats...that was fun

Meghan: What would you say was like your favorite place to play ?

Chris: I dunno....I don’t think I have one, because what happens is you know you’ll have like this amazing experience at some venue, in some city, whatever it is. And um, you’ll go back, remembering how awesome it was and then it’s not the same, you know ? 

But then some other place, that you’re like...well, Toronto’s been really, I don’t know if I thought that way of THIS show (NIN Tour) in Toronto just now that we just played, but the Songbook show in Toronto...the first one I did was amazing and I’d always talk about that.  And then when I went back, I thought well, it’s not going to be as good as the first one, and it was like as good or even better.  

Places like...Austin, is always good. 

Meghan: Yeah, we did, the meet and greet in Austin, last tour

Chris: yeah.  Austin is always good. Um....Seattle’s pretty good...not always, but I dunno, I think for me it’s always pretty good.  Soundgarden is sort of...I’s hard because it’s like hometown shows where everyone there has like four guests, you can’t really just relax, and enjoy the show.

Texas, I haven’t played Songbook much through there, it’s like, Dallas has the House Of Blues, which I don’t do. I did it once, and I hated it. But like rock shows in Texas are always good. 

I did like some solo rock shows in Austin with my solo band that were fuckin’ incredible. It was like this outdoor...almost like a pen (laughs), it almost looked like something you’d put livestock in at some point, and it’s this out door, rocky, like...dirt...parking lot sized field. So I’ve played there a few times

I didn’t really think about this tour schedule that much. I thought about it a little bit but I wasn’t really really looking at the schedule

South Florida...Texas...

Felt good last night with the set. We never play know, doing 15 songs. It’s like, an hour and.....10 minutes ? And it’s usually like 2....15....and the Songbook is like 2:45...

Another thing about this tour....we’ve never done more than 2 shows in a row...that’s the first time we’ve ever been on a tour where we play more than that


(Chris signs our stuff)

Chris: Alright kiddos....good to see you....have fun

Meghan: Happy belated 50th

Chris: Thank you, thank you. Great to see you

Meghan: Likewise, probably won’t be the last. Thanks again for everything

Howard Stern Briefly Talks About Feeling A Connection To Chris Cornell, Understanding Black Hole Sun

From this morning, Howard Stern briefly talks about listening to Chris Cornell over his break last week and hearing the music in a new light.

Listen To Chris Cornell's Interview + Performance Compilation From The Howard Stern Show

Video List: Songs Covered By Audioslave

Covers by Audioslave:

Killing in the Name (Rage Against the Machine cover)

Spoonman (Soundgarden cover)

Black Hole Sun (Soundgarden cover)

Super Stupid (Funkadelic cover)

Bulls on Parade (Rage Against the Machine cover)

Sleep Now in the Fire (Rage Against the Machine cover)

(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Brinsley Schwarz cover)

Seven Nation Army (The White Stripes cover)

Outshined (Soundgarden cover)

Call Me a Dog (Temple of the Dog cover)

Rusty Cage (Soundgarden cover)

Working Man (Rush cover)

White Riot (The Clash cover)

Loud Love (Soundgarden cover)

Hunger Strike (Temple of the Dog cover)

Testify (Rage Against the Machine cover)

Slaves & Bulldozers (Soundgarden cover)

Fell on Black Days (Soundgarden cover)

Redemption Song (Bob Marley & The Wailers cover)
Chris solo part of Audioslave show

Blow Up the Outside World(Soundgarden cover)
Nov 6, 2005 Fox Theater, Detroit
Sept 29, 2005 Vancouver BS
April 22, 2005 Aragon Ballroom, Chicago

All Night Thing (Temple of the Dog cover)
Oct 21 2005 Lowell, MA
Oct 90 2005 London Ontario
Sept 25 2005 San Fran, CA

2112 Part VI: Soliloquy (Rush cover)

Dark Globe (Syd Barrett cover)
Aug 3 2003 HiFi Buys Amp Atlanta, GA

O Canada (Calixa Lavallée cover)

War Pigs (Black Sabbath cover)

Atlantic City (Bruce Springsteen cover)

- Lea

Video List: Songs Covered By Soungarden

A comprehensive list of songs Soundgarden covered with many of the early versions missing. If you happen to have a clip (video or audio) of anything that’s not posted, please send it our way

Covers by Soundgarden: Helter Skelter (The Beatles cover)

Big Bottom (Spinal Tap cover)

Waiting for the Sun (The Doors cover)

Search and Destroy (Iggy and The Stooges cover)

Cop Killer (Body Count cover)

Earache My Eye (Cheech & Chong cover)

Come Together (The Beatles cover)

Into the Void (Black Sabbath cover)

Thank You (Falettinme Be Mice Elf Agin) (Sly & The Family Stone cover)

Communication Breakdown (Led Zeppelin cover)

Hey Jude (The Beatles cover)

American Woman (The Guess Who cover)

Fopp (Ohio Players cover)

Working Man (Rush cover)

Problem Child (AC/DC cover)

I Want You (She's So Heavy) (The Beatles cover)

I'm Eighteen (Alice Cooper cover)
Jun 9, 1989 Madone
Jun 1, 1989 Ebensee
May 25, 1989 Cologne
Sep 5, 1988 Bumbershoot 1988
Feb 11, 1988 Club Lingerie, LA CA

Everybody's Got Something to Hide Except Me and My Monkey (The Beatles cover)

Sunshine of Your Love (Cream cover)

I Don't Care About You (Fear cover)

Smokestack Lightning (Howlin’ Wolf cover)

Jesus Is Just Alright (The Art Reynolds Singers cover)
March 20, 1992 Tivoli, Utrecht
Bumbershoot 1990
Osterrocknacht 1990

Dropout Boogie (Captain Beefheart & His Magic Band cover)

Dark Globe (Syd Barrett cover)

Submission (Sex Pistols cover)

Beth (KISS cover)
Jun 16 & 17 1994 New York State Armory, NYC

Girl U Want (DEVO cover)

Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd cover)
May 27, 1989 Enger
March 10, 1989 CBGB, NYC>

Stray Cat Blues (The Rolling Stones cover)

State Trooper (Bruce Springsteen cover)
MAC at Monmouth University May 14, 2013

The End (The Doors cover)

Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin cover)

I Can't Give You Anything (Ramones cover)

Low Rider (War cover)
Tivoli, Utrecht 1992

In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida (Iron Butterfly cover)
Bumbershoot 1990

Stayin' Alive (Bee Gees cover)
Oslo 1994

Sweet Child O' Mine (Guns N’ Roses cover)
Tivoli, Utrecht 1992

Alive (Pearl Jam cover)
Tivoli, Utrecht 1992

Do Nuts (The Legend! cover)

Homicidal Suicidal (Budgie cover)

T.V. Eye (The Stooges cover)

Soundgarden - Swallow My Pride

Soundgarden- Smokestack Lightning

Soundgarden- Touch Me

Soundgarden- Can you See Me?

- Lea

Toy Box: Soundgarden @ Copenhagen, Denmark 09.02.1995 [Audio]


01 Intro
02 Searching With My Good Eye Closed
03 Let Me Drown
04 Spoonman
05 My Wave
06 Drawing Flies
07 Ty Cobb
08 Fell On Black Days
09 Mailman
10 Head Down
11 Superunknown
12 Rusty Cage
13 Waiting For The Sun
14 Black Hole Sun
15 Jesus Christ Pose
16 -encore break- 
17 4th Of July
18 Kickstand
19 I Want You (She's So Heavy)

Find Your Way Back: Soundgarden @ New Orleans Voodoo Fest 10.28.2011 [6 Years]

City Park - New Orleans, LA
New Orleans Voodoo Festival
October 28th 2011


1. Searching With My Good Eye Closed
2. Spoonman
3. Let Me Drown
4. Jesus Christ Pose
5. Gun (with Pepper Keenan)
6. Blow Up The Outside World
7. Loud Love
8. Ugly Truth
9. My Wave
10. The Day I Tried To Live
11. Pretty Noose
12. Black Hole Sun
13. Outshined
14. Rusty Cage
15. Room A Thousand Years Wide
16. Drawing Flies
17. Hunted Down
18. Fell On Black Days
19. Superunknown
20. 4th Of July
21. Beyond The Wheel
22. Slaves & Bulldozers


We convinced the Voodoo Fest guys that Jeffgarden is a real thing, and they made the huge mistake of getting us Press and Photo passes, which we promptly used to bring Rob Doll into the photo pitt for Snoop Dogg and Mystikal.  

For Soundgarden's set, we stayed in the pit area instead since the photo pass group gets sent away after 3 songs, but we had plenty of chances to abuse the credentials during the rest of the festival.


Videos/Photos: Hype! 20th Anniversary Screening Event

Last night, we attended the 20th anniversary screening of Hype! at the Siff Theater. 

The videos [at the bottom of this page] are a short clip from the opening band, The Schmidtheads, an on-stage discussion session, and audience question/answer session featuring:
Mark Arm (lead singer Mudhoney), Jack Endino, producer (Soundgarden, Nirvana, etc.), Charles Peterson (photographer), Steve Fisk (producer: Screaming Trees, Beat Happening), Lulu Gargiulo (Fastbacks), Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows, numerous bands) with Director/Editor Doug Pray and host DJ Marco Collins, who helped introduce grunge to the world in the early ‘90s on Seattle’s “The End” 107.7FM

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).

Video: Espo Productions Posts Pro Shot Soundgarden 2017 Fort Myers Show

Created page for this show on Toy Box with additional viewing/listening options

Espo Productions (YouTube Channel)
"As promised for the fans that asked, here's one of their last performances with Chris Cornell. Filmed April 2017 with 2 cameras and audio from the crowd. We never post full concerts in respect for the bands but since you will never see this again we would like to share it with you.

The show is the 04.30.2017 Fort Myers Show - We have our own (very much not pro-shot) video on What's Mine Is Ours

(YouTube mirror below)

Toy Box: Added 1994 Shows (9 Total)

1994 Shows

Paris, France 08.04.1994 (Audio)

Sunrise, FL 07.28.1994 (Audio)

Dallas, TX 07.23.1994 (Audio/Video)

Rochester, NY 06.14.1994 (Audio)

Berkeley, CA 06.04.1994 (Video)

Deinze, Belgium 04.07.1994 (Audio)

Oslo, Norway 03.23.1994 (Audio)

Headbanger’s Ball (Video Clips We Ripped From VHS Recordings We Had From The Actual 90’s)

Sydney, Australia 01.18.1994 (Audio)

Please take me back to my healing home
Please take me back to my toy box
— Soundgarden

Article(s): 25 Years Of Talking To Chris Cornell For Spin

Source: Spin
Author: Various Spin Staff

Over the last three decades Spin spoke to Cornell again and again—as he rose to grunge superstardom with Soundgarden, as he branched out with a solo career, and when he returned alongside members of Rage Against the Machine as Audioslave. In remembrance, we’ve gathered this collection of pieces from the archives, some available to read online for the first time. Below, find cover stories on Soundgarden from 1994, 1996, and 2010; Cornell’s revealing 2006 interview about addiction and Audioslave; our 2014 oral history of Superunknown; and more treasures that give a look into the lifetime of a definitive figure of alt-rock.

New Boots Added - New Photo Gallery Style On What's Mine Is Ours Pages

What's Mine Is Ours pages now feature a different photo thumbnail gallery and redesigned pages. 

Added the following boots to Toy Box:

Chris Cornell

- Walmart Soundcheck
        Cleaning My Gun
        As Hope And Promise Fade
        Chris Cornell Interview
        Can't Change Me
        All Night Thing
        Scar On The Sky


- Philadelphia, PA 05.10.1992
      Searching With My Good Eye Closed
      Hands All Over
      Face Pollution
      Room A Thousand Years Wide
      Ugly Truth
      Hunted Down
      Drawing Flies
      Incessant Mace
      Rusty Cage
      Mind Riot
      _guitar solo_
      (War Pigs) Beyond The Wheel
      Jesus Christ Pose
       Slaves And Bulldozers
       Tab (jam w Monster Magnet) - audio only just for this part

- Later with Jools Holland 11/2012
       Been Away Too Long
       Chris Cornell Interview
      Rusty Cage

Temple of the Dog

- Alpine Valley (PJ20) Director's Cut Video
- Seattle Night 2 audio (2016)


Boot Camp: New Shows Added To Toy Box

Video: Rock On The Range Tribute To Chris Cornell

On May 19th, we kept our plans to attend Rock On The Range in Columbus, OH so we could be with friends and Knights for the weekend.  The festival put together a tribute to Chris Cornell that we [at least attempted to] record, with the initial intention to post right after the show, but the whole thing ended up being a bit much and we decided we couldn't really go through our clips to post anything. 

We went over everything today [August 4th] and decided to post a few clips from the tribute, if just a tad bit late...

[Use the menu at the top left of the YouTube player to choose a video clip]