Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell: Five Quotes To Remember The Singer On His Birthday

It’s still hard to believe that Chris Cornell is no longer with us.

On July 20, 1964, the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer was born. He passed away in May 2017 from suicide by hanging.

To celebrate his memory, we’ve rounded up five great Chris Cornell quotes to remember the singer by.

“To me, music shouldn’t be ego-driven. When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you’re sitting in a room, writing songs, it’s a completely different process. It’s a completely different place. It’s a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.”


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Brian May

Happy Birthday, Brian May! 10 Of His Best Guitar Solos

Happy birthday, Brian May! On this day in 1947, the Queen guitarist was born.

At last year’s sold-out show in Toronto, May received some happy birthday wishes from his bandmates (alongside Adam Lambert on vocals) and the crowd!

See the photos below:

IMG_7896 (Photo by Warren Stewart)

IMG_7897 (Photo by Warren Stewart)

IMG_7905 (Photo by Warren Stewart)

To celebrate the occasion, we’re presenting uDiscover’s piece on Brian May’s discography.

“The best solos are something which you can sing as well as the melody line,” says Brian May, guitarist for rock icons Queen. “The kind of solos I enjoy are where there’s a line which reflects the melody line, but subtly changes it in some way which adds to the song.”

As often, Dr May (surely the only guitar hero with a PhD in astrophysics) is being a little too modest: many of his great solos have not only complemented but transformed the songs they’ve appeared in. By way of celebrating a phenomenal player and all round good guy, uDiscover picks ten of his greatest guitar performances on record with Queen.

The list is in no particular order, but it seems only right to open with ‘Bohemian Rhapsody,’ to which May contributes not only a remarkable, timeless solo but some of the most brilliant guitar textures to augment the rest of the band, particularly Freddie Mercury’s lead vocals.


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Rod Stewart Blood Red Roses

Rod Stewart Announces New Album ‘Blood Red Roses’, Releases First Single

Rod Stewart will return with new music this September. The singer-songwriter has announced his 30th studio album Blood Red Roses will arrive on September 28.

The album will contain 13 tracks on the standard edition and 16 on the deluxe. Alongside the album announcement, Stewart has also released the project’s lead single “Didn’t I.”

In a press release, Stewart describes the album as “deeply personal”, with “Didn’t I” touching on the damage of drugs from a parent’s perspective.

“It’s funny that a rock star should be singing a song like that,” said Stewart in a press release. “It isn’t an anti-drug song, although you could take it that way, but it’s certainly a “beware” song.”


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Paul Simon

On This Day: Paul Simon Sues A Japanese Clockmaker

On July 18, 2008, singer-songwriter Paul Simon had a strong case for copyright infringement when he sued a Japanese clockmaker.

Why? Reuters reports the company was using Simon and Garfunkel’s massive hit “Bridge Over Troubled Water” as a composition included in a line of clocks.

Simon’s lawyers filed a suit claiming clock company Rhythm Watch Co Ltd. had used the song in 40,000 clocks over a three-year period without his permission.

The lawsuit stated the song was “one of the best-known songs throughout the world in popular music” and that the Grand Nostalgia Clock model used it without permission amongst a selection of other hits.


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