Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell Career-Spanning Box Set Announced

Chris Cornell‘s incredible musicianship will be cemented with a career-spanning box-set, out November 16.

The upcoming box set will feature the 17-track self-titled album Chris Cornell alongside a 64-track collection of 11 of the tracks are previously unreleased.

Cornell’s widow Vicky worked with Chris’ musical collaborators to collect artifacts from his three most influential projects (Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave) as well as from his solo projects.

Brendan O’Brien has produced the project while Jeff Ament created the packaging.

One of the unreleased songs, “When Bad Does Good”, was produced, recorded, and mixed by Cornell and found in his personal recordings archive.

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KISS Announce Farewell Tour

KISS will be closing the curtain on touring life.

The band has officially confirmed they will partake in an upcoming “End of the Road” farewell concert tour.

KISS made the announcement during an episode of America’s Got Talent. While no dates have been announced, the tour is anticipated to kick off in 2019.

“This is going to be our last tour,” said KISS. “It will be the most explosive, biggest show we’ve ever done. People who love us, come to see us. If you’ve never seen us, this is the time. This will be the show!”

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Mark Knopfler

Mark Knopfler Announces Ninth Solo Studio Album ‘Down The Road Wherever’

Mark Knopfler will return with his ninth solo studio album, Down The Road Wherever, on 16 November. The follow-up to 2015’s Tracker, it will be released on his own British Grove label via Universal/Virgin EMI and features 14 new Knopfler compositions recorded at his west London studio, also called British Grove. Contributors to the album include Irish star Imelda May.

“’Down The Road Wherever’ is a line from ‘One Song At A Time,’” says Knopfler, referring to the album title and one of its tracks. “I remember my pal Chet Atkins once saying that he picked his way out of poverty one song at a time, and it just stuck in my mind. You get to an age where you’ve written quite a few songs.

“But Down The Road Wherever seems to be appropriate for me, just because it’s what I’ve always done. I’ve always tried to make a record and also to keep my own geography happening in the songs.”

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Paul McCartney Secures First #1 Solo Album on Billboard 200 In 36 Years

Paul McCartney is back on top.

The former Beatle’s new album, Egypt Station, has debuted at #1 on the Billboard 200 album chart, his first solo album to do so. McCartney sold 153,000 equivalent albums in its first week of sales (released September 7). 147,000 of those units, or 96 per cent of the total, were traditional album sales, while stream equivalent sales and track equivalent sales netted the other 6,000.

The new album is his first char-topper since 1982’s Man of War reached the summit. He also logged #2 debuts with 1997’s Flaming Pie and 2001’s Wingspan: Hits and History, but this his first to peak at the pole position. (more…)

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