From The Closet: Soundgarden

soundgarden-pressphoto10Our From The Closet this week features one of the hottest bands from the age of grunge, Soundgarden.  We bring you the rock this week to coincide with Chris Cornell brining his new solo act to town Monday at Stubb’s.  We hope that this reminds you about how completely insane this new project with Timbaland is.  Remember the rock?  We do.  And hey!  Get tickets for Chris Cornell’s show on Monday and get a free digital download of new album Scream. What a deal.  We promise this is the last time we make fun of the Cornell/Timbaland project.  Maybe.

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FT5: Underrated Guitar Solos

No countdown is more contested among guitar geeks than the list of the top guitar solos of all time. Heavily dominated by Metal and Classic Rock bands, top 100 lists have spawned all over music media outlets everywhere. Comfortably Numb, Stairway to Heaven, All Along the WatchtowerFreebird. We know the usual suspects. Today we pay homage to some the lesser known solos that, we believe, deserve more attention than they have gotten in the past.

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Scream

It’s not easy writing comics. Sometimes I stare at a blank sheet of paper for hours with nothing to show for it. However, every now and then the comic gods smile down upon me and a strip practically writes itself. Chris Cornell teaming up with Timbaland is one of those moments.

Chris Cornell & Timbaland

No, the title of this post is not a typo.  Chris Cornell is actually teaming up with Timbaland for his new solo album Scream due out sometime this September.  Even better, you can hear 5 new songs off the album over on the planet radio website.  I have always been a fan of Soundgarden and most of Audioslave’s material but I’m not sure I’ll be on board for this venture.  It’s…. interesting to say the least.  Let’s get some good comments on this one.