RIP Chris Cornell

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  • ZodZod Posts: 6,266
    I love the live version of Searching with my Good Eye closed so much (the live version feels 10x better than the studio version).

    It's the one that sticks out to me from the Gorge 2011 show.   I keep listening to the version on Live on I5 alot.  It rocks so hard.
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,593
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,686
    NWOntario said:
    NWOntario said:
    NWOntario said:
    I wrote this just now:

    https://snjohns.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/no-one-sings-like-you-anymore/

    I still can't believe he's gone.

    NWOntario said:
    I wrote this just now:

    https://snjohns.wordpress.com/2017/07/18/no-one-sings-like-you-anymore/

    I still can't believe he's gone.

    I'm right there with you - weirdly enough, today was the day I started listening to his music again too.  I still don't want to touch TOTD, or Seasons (my favourite song ever), but I put Superunknown on, and the emotions weren't as bad as I feared.  It was almost like I was listening to it for the first time - my overwhelming feeling was absolute awe of what a masterpiece they really made, records of this depth just don't seem to be made anymore.

    Still a huge struggle to comprehend the fact he's no longer with us, I find myself thinking about it frequently.  I google his name daily to see if there's any news or insights into how this could have happened.  I don't know what all the stages of grieving are, and I know some people would question how you could grieve for someone you never really knew, but this feels as genuinely crushing as any of the losses I've experienced - the added sadness being that it was his music I turned to in those times of grief.
    Goddammit.
    It's comforting (wrong word, but the best I've got right now) knowing we're all right there with one another. We'll be processing this for a long time.
    Cornell's death sent me off a cliff and into an OCD lapse (I'd been symptom-free for almost a year when he died). Ironically, his death also motivated me to make the final push towards "full" recovery that I'd been actively avoiding for years. I don't mean to suggest I'm thankful for the push, but it's a small silver lining I've been clinging to.

    Yeah I think a lot of people feel the same, your words totally resonated with me.  It's hard to discuss it with friends to be honest.  I went to see Guns 'n' Roses a few weeks back, and they covered Black Hole Sun, I was pretty drunk, but man, I cried my eyes out.  I don't think music has been such a big crutch to my friends, so while they see it as really sad, I think I'm dealing with it on a whole other level.

    I know what you mean about his death making you reevaluate your own issues, it's done the same for me, I've been living as a functionally depressed person for a very long time now, and music has been the main thing I've turned to in times of despair.  With Chris' passing it feels like music isn't enough - and rightly so, whilst it can be an enormous comfort, I've realised that there has to be something more.
    Is GNR still using "You Know My Name" as its playout music??

    The first show I saw after Chris died was Tool. I cried at fucking TOOL. However, when we saw U2 a couple weeks ago, they played "Bad," and it turned me into a puddle. It's a song that's meant a lot to me for a long time anyway, but hearing it just over a month after Chris' death felt like a hammer blow. I was literally sobbing. This is going to take a long while.

    Yeah they were still using You Know My Name as the closing music, it was kind of hard to hear once everybody was leaving though.
  • facepollutionfacepollution Posts: 6,686
    mrluthor9 said:

    mrluthor9 said:
    Amazing performance - I forgot how good that song was.
  • mrluthor9mrluthor9 Posts: 264
    mrluthor9 said:

    mrluthor9 said:
    Amazing performance - I forgot how good that song was.

    I totally agree.... this is beyond perfection.
    All the rusted signs we ignore throughout our lives,.....choosing the shiny ones instead,......
  • NWOntarioNWOntario The 6ixPosts: 672
    Brisk. said:
    "Matt Cameron: Yes, please share if you would like. I wanted to stop by today on his birthday to say hello, but words are failing me and going out in public is still not feeling right, but I would love to stop by eventually. Maybe in the fall. My life is in extreme flux at the moment, but I/we love the support of our local music community and KEXP has been a beacon of strength for me since Chris passed. Thank you."
    Heartbreaking.
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  • morellomorello Auckland, New ZealandPosts: 6,191
    ^^ Wow! That shit is really heavy now, the Chris & Chester + the Chris & Joy. Just, wow. 
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  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 982
    edited July 2017
    NWOntario said:
    Brisk. said:
    "Matt Cameron: Yes, please share if you would like. I wanted to stop by today on his birthday to say hello, but words are failing me and going out in public is still not feeling right, but I would love to stop by eventually. Maybe in the fall. My life is in extreme flux at the moment, but I/we love the support of our local music community and KEXP has been a beacon of strength for me since Chris passed. Thank you."
    Heartbreaking.
    Matt, Kim and Ben must be going through a terrible time at the moment. Peace and love to them, keep it strong guys.

    Been going through stuff from Chris's entire career lately and there's no doubt that he was one of the greatest and most versatile rock singers of all time. 
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    "...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."
  • YourDirtisMyfoodYourDirtisMyfood BostonPosts: 3,578
    Not sure if this was posted.  Great rendition.  
  • OMGkatwomanOMGkatwoman Posts: 3,230
    Chris's daughter Toni sings tribute to her father and Chester Bennington this morning on Good Morning America- Here is the link. That was beautiful Toni!
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/chris-cornells-daughter-12-performs-tribute-late-father/story?id=49024365

  • PP193448PP193448 Springboro, OHPosts: 3,928
    edited August 2017
    Chris's daughter Toni sings tribute to her father and Chester Bennington this morning on Good Morning America- Here is the link. That was beautiful Toni!
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/chris-cornells-daughter-12-performs-tribute-late-father/story?id=49024365

    Beautiful.  That really took some guts for her to get out there and sing on national TV in front of people without breaking down.  Wow!  :clap:
    Post edited by PP193448 on
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  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 982
    Chris's daughter Toni sings tribute to her father and Chester Bennington this morning on Good Morning America- Here is the link. That was beautiful Toni!
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/chris-cornells-daughter-12-performs-tribute-late-father/story?id=49024365

    What a courageous girl.  Shed a few tears watching that. RIP Chris
    "...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."
  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,156
    when you see her poise and strength it gives me the encouragement to persevere with her. Thanks Toni. i see him in you!!
  • RS65573RS65573 Posts: 1,156
    The hurt subsided enough, I can think of you again at last

    I wish I could  just be tough and I keep hoping it will soon pass

    The why why why burns my gut. How did it happen so fast. 

    I wish I could give some to you, but I guess I'll have to do , just try to breath I guess. 

    As george taught us, all things must pass

    When Nobody told me there be days like these but John I learned it fast

    I hoped you'd show me a way to relax. 

    with me I'd hoped to live and let live but alas...

    I wish you didn't have to go
    I wish I'd told u so. 
    But now we'll never know
    Would that wishing, made it so

  • I've been wandering sideways, stare straight into the sun
  • Chris's daughter Toni sings tribute to her father and Chester Bennington this morning on Good Morning America- Here is the link. That was beautiful Toni!
    http://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/chris-cornells-daughter-12-performs-tribute-late-father/story?id=49024365

    Just beautiful! Brought me to tears.
    "A beacon on dry land"
  • Too tough to watch. 
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  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,593
    edited August 2017


    Amazing tribute last night in Miami. Thanks Axl. 
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  • pjrusspjruss Posts: 373
     ^^^ I came on to say the same thing. I'm sure GnR has been playing it every show this tour, but seeing it last night was really cool. And sad....
  • Ray J. T.Ray J. T. Posts: 3,593
    pjruss said:
     ^^^ I came on to say the same thing. I'm sure GnR has been playing it every show this tour, but seeing it last night was really cool. And sad....
    Yes, they have been playing it through out the tour. And yes it was amazing and a little sad at the same time. 
  • Edved82Edved82 IrelandPosts: 982
    "...though my problems are meaningless....that don't make them go away...."
  • wall232wall232 New YorkPosts: 1,159
    Probably shouldn't have watched the GMA clip at my desk. Man that was tough but absolutely beautiful. 

    NYPJ
  • Edved82 said:
    That's intense. IMO Chris's legacy will live on in many ways. I don't think Seattle will ever forget him, statue or not.
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  • HughFreakingDillonHughFreakingDillon In My PlacePosts: 19,553
    RS65573 said:
    "I don't know what he was waiting for". I hope I'm understanding that quote incorrectly. 
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  • bootlegger10bootlegger10 Posts: 12,127
    edited August 2017
    There were so many songs that referenced suicide in his music.  It really jumps out listening now due to the circumstances.

    Thankfully PJ's music is much more hopeful.
  • PapPap Serres, GreecePosts: 21,061
    edited August 2017


    Ooh, yeah! All right!
    Were [Pearl] jammin
    I wanna [Pearl] jam it wid you.
    Were [Pearl] jammin, [Pearl] jammin
    And I hope you like [Pearl] jammin too.


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