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September 29, 2000

There is a rumor that Chris will be featured on an upcoming Smashing Pumpkins compilation tribute album. Chris is supposedly going to cover a song named "Ugly", which was a b- side to SP's "1979" single. The rumored tracklisting, as reported by a fan from the SOMMS list is as follows:
1979: New Order
Love: Filter
Bullet With Butterfly Wings: Placebo
33: R.E.M.
Crestfallen: The Human League
The Everlasting Gaze (instrumental interpretation): The Aphex Twin
Beautiful: Missy Elliot
Tonight, Tonight: PJ Harvey
Take Me Down: Ric Ocasek
Ugly: Chris Cornell
Luna: Tricky feat. Beth Gibbons
Sweet,Sweet: Robert Smith
Tristessa: Nick Cave feat. Orbital
Perfect: Johnny Marr & Simon Le Bon
With Every Light: Depeche Mode

Some great Soundgarden and Chris Cornell pics can be found at

More early Chris Cornell pics can be found at the following addresses:,, and

Chris and Susan were in attendance for the Jeff Buckley documentary, which was shown at the Experience Music Project in Seattle.

July 8, 2000

Congratulations to Chris and Susan! Susan gave birth to Lillian Jean Cornell on June 28th, in Seattle, WA. She weighed in at 7 pounds, 12 ounces. For more information, you can read articles at LAUNCH and Mtv Online.

May 25, 2000

Jeff Buckley’s live album, “Mystery White Boy” was released on the 9th. The very end of the thank you’s read, “Eternal Love to Susan & Chris for their supreme generosity.”

According to a member of SOMMS, Chris was at the Eleven/ Queens Of The Stone Age show at the Showbox in Seattle on May 16th. He was backstage with Ben Shepherd, members of Eleven, QOTSA, and Pearl Jam (Matt Cameron and Stone Gossard). When asked about Susan's condition, he replied, "She's the most beautiful, healthy, pregnant woman ever."

Vh1 recently aired "Behind The Music: 1992". The show basically talked about rap/ hip hop, "grunge"/ the Seattle music scene, and the evolving styles of music. It, surprisingly showed a lot of Soundgarden pics (some I've never seen before), live clips, and a commercial Chris did that year to promote Rock the vote. Chris and Susan were also interviewed (separately) about the scene and the music of that year.

May 8, 2000

Marty Diamond, one of the founders of the Lilith Fair has made a proposal to MTV for a possible TV show concept called "The Living Room", hosted by Beth Orton. Chris was mentioned as a possible performer.

You can view a sound check and interview at

Chris' new song, Mission 2000, on the new MI:2 soundtrack can be downloaded in MP3 format, anon login/password. Some people have been having problems accessing the site. If this happens to you, I heard Napster's a good place to try.

For 24 hours, starting 12.01AM Eastern Time, May 8th, you'll be able to hear the entire Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack on MTV's website.

Don't forget, the Mission Impossible 2 soundtrack will be out on Tuesday, May 9th. It will include a new version of "Mission" called "Mission 2000".

April 3, 2000

Chris' Harley was briefly on sale on E-bay for $10,000. He reportedly requested it be taken off the site.

March 20, 2000

Backstage at one of the Texas shows, John Popper and some of the members of Blues Traveler showed up with strippers. From the vibe I got from posts on SOMMS , it didn't seem like they were too welcome. Nonetheless, Chris (who was reportedly intoxicated) did a lap dance for John.

There's a rumor on the SOMMS list that Chris' Las Vegas show at the House of Blues was being recorded for the Vh1 show, "Live at the House of Blues".

February 28, 2000

For those of you who didn’t watch the Grammy’s, Chris did not win. He lost to Lenny Kravitz. The award presentation wasn’t even broadcasted on television. On a "happier" note, Nick Carter (the blonde Backstreet Boy) said "Euphoria Morning" is one of his favorite CD’s.

Chris had to cancel his Norfolk, VA show due to the flu.

February 14, 2000

Chris and his wife, Susan Silver, are expecting their first baby this June. He made the "announcement" during the Modern Rock Live interview by saying "My wife and I are pregnant".

Chris will be interviewed for "Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story", a documentary about the late Mother Love Bone singer.

The video for "Preaching the end of the world" was premiered on 120 Minutes (MTV) last Sunday. The video was very simple, just Chris singing and the background changing. And, by the way, Mr. Cornell directed the video himself.

On Monday, February 7th, Chris guest DJ- ed at 107.7 The End (Seattle). His set list included: •SONICS "Witch" •GIRL TROUBLE "Sister Mary Motorcycle" •SCREAMING TREES "Working Class Hero" •U-MEN "They" •MALFUNKSHUN "My Only Fan" •JIMI HENDRIX "You Got Me Floatin'" •COMB-OVER "Ringo, The Shitty Beatle" . The station website includes Real Audio clips and pictures.

Don't forget to watch the Grammy Awards, February 23rd on CBS (Check local listings). Chris is nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for "Can't Change Me". Who knows, he may even be a presenter or be interviewed in one of the pre- Grammy shows.

January 27, 2000

Chris will be on Jay Leno on January 28th. Check NBC for local times. The appearance will be broadcasted on NBC Europe on the 29th OR the 31st.

According to a fan on the SOMMS list, who spoke to Ric Markmann (Chris' touring bassist), Chris will be making a new video sometime between now and February. The new single will be "Preaching the End of the World".

Dates from Chris' 2000 US tour have been announced. There is a rumor that he will also be returning to the UK later this year.

A bit of gossip: Chris was voted the sexiest male celebrity most wanted to be seen in a porn movie by Juice, a New Zealand music channel.

If you are a Yahoo account holder, you can be a part of a Chris Cornell club and/or a Temple of the Dog club. For details, e-mail

The End website has pics, audio clips of Seasons and Can't Change Me, and a 15 second video of the Flutter Girl performance from the End Sessions. Just click on "End Events" on the side bar, and then click on "Latest Show: Chris Cornell End Session 35".

You can (finally) get the transcript from Chris' TWEC chat.

There is also a transcript of an interview with Chris for New Music.

Chris is nominated for a Grammy for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance for Can't Change Me. Other nominees are: Everlast (What It's Like), Lenny Kravitz (American Woman), Bruce Springsteen (The Promise), Tom Waits (Hold On).You can catch the Grammy's on February 23rd on CBS. For all the nominees for all the categories, visit the Official Grammy website. You can also win a trip to the Grammy's through MSN.

The Unofficial Soundgarden website has 8 new pics of Chris in Amsterdam in 1999.

For those of you in Europe, you can catch Making the Video: Can't Change Me on February 2nd on CET. Check local listings.

December 6, 1999

There's a picture of Chris with one of the staff members of KISW. Go to and go to the STAFF section.

You can hear Chris' End Session (KNDD 107.7 Seattle) on Sunday, December 7th on the Internet from 8:30- 9 PM (Pacific time). Just visit and click on "Listen to The End Now" at the top of the main page.

Last Friday, December 3rd, Chris was named the # 3 Best Male Singer on Vh1's "The List". He was behind Frank Sinatra (#1) and Al Green (#2). I missed the show, but according to someone on the SOMMS list, some people booed when his name was mentioned.

The Rolling Stone website has put up a 32- picture gallery of Chris, including about 6 pics of the other band members. The pictures were taken from the Chicago and Milwaukee shows.

Similar pictures plus ones from the promo tour can be found at JAM! tv. Just do a search for "Chris Cornell", then click on "Photo Gallery".

Chris' Letterman performance has been moved to the Letterman archives.

Chris has announced two new tour dates for Portland, Oregon at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall on February 4th (tickets went on sale Saturday and are available through Ticketmaster) and for The Paramount Ballroom in Seattle, WA on February 7th. Tickets go on sale December 18th at 10 AM.

November 22, 1999

Chris was recently on The Late Show with David Letterman. For those of you who missed out, or for those who would like to hear it again, there’s a real player G2 audio clip.

If you haven't heard "Can't Change Me" in French, you can hear the Real Audio version.

November 8, 1999

Chris will be interviewed on MuchMusic (a Canadian music television channel) on November 16th, 4pm EST. Transcripts will be available through the website. More details to follow.

102.1 fm The Edge (Toronto, Canada) will be interviewing Chris and the radio show may include a performance.

Chris canceled a concert in Stockholm, Sweden on November 1st due to illness.

There are rumors of a Japan tour in February 2000

Don't forget! Chris will be making his solo television debut next Monday, November 15th on The Late Show with David Letterman on CBS- check local listings.

October 25, 1999

Chris has started his European tour where he added "Boot Camp" to the set list. Also added was "Fell On Black Days", which he performed solo- just him and his guitar!

107.7 FM The End, a Seattle radio station, is holding a Chris Cornell session on November 27th. 50 winners will be able to watch the man perform/record for the station. For more info.

You can win tickets to any of Chris' US tour dates - AND get to meet Chris at

Several people have heard "Moonchild" on the radio... Could this be the next single?

If anyone wants a concert poster from the Fillmore show, you can buy one for $30.

October 11, 1999

The video for "Can't Change Me" has been banned from the UK. Chris' UK spokesperson was quoted as saying, ".. we can't have our role models set on fire!"

You can watch a video clip of Chris performing "Mission" live in San Francisco at The Official Chris Cornell Website.

The "Can't Change Me" single will be released on October 11 in the UK

"Euphoria Morning" debuted at #18 on the Billboard Charts. However, this week it will fall to #41 on the Billboard 200 and climbs up to #8 for Top Internet Sales. "Can't Change Me" remains in the Top 10 for Modern Rock Tracks.

According to the SOMMS list, Chris will be interviewed in an Andrew Wood movie, due out next year.

September 27, 1999

Chris will make his television debut on The Late Show with David Letterman (CBS) on November 15th

All the reviews of the sold out, six- date, mini tour have been great. Even celebrities were in attendance at some of the shows. (San Francisco: Jeff Ament of Pearl Jam, and Kirk Hammett of Metallica; Los Angeles: Rob Zombie, members of No Doubt, Darryl Hannah, Robert Redford, Corey Feldman).

Dates for his US tour have been announced and many have gone on sale already.

If you haven't bought "Euphoria Morning" yet (SHAME ON YOU!), buy it at a Tower Records location. With the purchase, you get a free CD-Rom. The CD-Rom is basically all the clips they've been showing on CCTV but in better quality.

September 13, 1999

Chris will be chatting on September 20, 9pm EST at TWEC. Go to the site, click "On Stage" then on "Chats".

A radio station in Canada will be playing the entire 'Euphoria Morning' CD. Listen to your local stations this week, as they may play it also.

Go to and vote for the "Can't Change Me" video for Total Request Live. On Friday's show, it was a TRL "Wannabe" video. VOTE!!!

August 30, 1999

Chris will be featured on MTV’s "Making the Video" for his new video, "Can't Change Me". The show will be on Monday night (September 6th) at 10:30 PM.

Chris will be on "120 Minutes" on MTV on Sunday, September 19th.

The Official Chris Cornell Website reports that Chris will tour the US all through November and December of this year. He also has several tour dates in other countries before that.

Keep listening to those radios! Rumor has it that "Euphoria Morning" (in its entirety) may be aired the week of the mini tour.

Chris appeared on XFM, a UK radio station yesterday, August 29th. Sorry, I didn't hear about it in advance. You could've gone to their website to listen to the radio show being broadcasted live- if you have a Real Player.

August 16, 1999

Chris’ official website, has officially opened. I guess the first time was unofficial (?) There is a new feature every week. Monday: Jukebox (a new song from "Euphoria Morning" will be featured every week); Tuesday: CCTV (you need RealPlayer to view these clips of Chris discussing the new album); Wednesday: Influences & Thoughts; Thursday: New Photo Day (each week, a new picture of Mr. Cornell); Friday: Cornucopia (Lyrics)

You can download an MP3 of Chris’ first single, "Can’t Change Me" at the Official Chris Cornell website. Also available this week is "Flutter Girl"

Chris has announced a mini, promotional tour.

You should be hearing "Can't Change Me" on your local radio stations (starting last Monday).

August 2, 1999

Chris’ first single, "Can’t Change Me" will be aired on radio stations starting August 9th.

Chris was named a judge for a contest hosted by UBL. It’s an unsigned band competition and the winner receives a record deal.

Chris will be performing at the House of Blues in Los Angeles, CA at the Artist Direct Music Awards on October 7th. You could win an all expense paid trip to the awards. From what I understand all you have to do is download the featured MP3’s, listen to them, and vote on which one you like. Visit the website for more details.

July 20, 1999

Happy 35th Birthday to Christopher John Cornell! He was born on July 20, 1964.

July 19, 1999

Chris' official website has finally been launched. Go visit it today!! There's not much on there- except his bio and info about "Euphoria Morning", and you can also sign up for a newsletter. Coming soon will be "Preview songs from 'Euphoria Morning'", "Ask Chris Questions", "Live Webcasts", "Get Tour Dates First", and an "Official Store". Don't be thrown off by the Def Leppard mistake...

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