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Celebrating Chris Cornell – Soundgarden and Audioslave Excellence

Happy to be celcrating the birthday of Chris Cornell who was born on this day in 1964.

Chris and Soundgarden for us are the alpha and omega for what we  celebrate as the “grundge” era. Funny how the industry needed labels, but when you strip things away you have an amazing singer/songwriter and band. Chris’s songs and stage presence stood out in those years as Soundgraden threw down great record after record. Siz studio efforts to be precise. Can still remember dropping the needle on Badmotorfinger. The nearly 4 octacive range of Chris Cornell’s voice was on full display. We have the same reverence for the AudioSlave records as well. That’s a “miss” in the live concert attendance catalog here. Never got a chance to see Chris Cornell and Tom Morello live…sigh.

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Rock Hard and Drop the Needle of some Soundgarden or Audioslave today.

 

 

 

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Tom Morello on Ozzy’s Boneyard This Week Radio Comandante

Caught some of Tom Morello on Sirius XM the “Ozzy’s Boneyard” channel on the way into the KnuckleBonz® studio ahead of our QUEEN Rock Iconz® launch tomorrow AM. His show #RadioComandante is talking about his influences.  Eddie Van Halen was the subject and how EVH how looked at the guitar and his tone differently than anyone before. EVH produced sounds never before heard; sound we only associate with him and Van Halen. Morello also shared a story about his 1st guitar, a Gibson Explorer, and how his experimentation with the tone knob helped define his sound that we know associate with Rage Against the Machine, Audio Slave/Chris Cornell, Prophets of Rage ect. He also touched on  his record on college collection and what his room mate hated, Ozzy Osbourne, Dokken. Geeyyad, glad we had cool room mates. Check it out, really great radio for sure…#RadioComandante

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Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir “Must See TV” Polish Guitar Virtuoso Marcin

Got wind of this “cover” of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir by Polish Guitar Virtuoso Marcin while listening to Sirius MX Radio Ozzy’s Boneyard Channel from Keith Roth this AM while on the way into the KnuckleBOnz Studio.  He briefly described this acoustic this cover of the Physical Graffiti masterpiece, saying the both Paul Stanley of KISS and Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audio Slave had given props. However, this gives no hint and how amazing this video clip really is. We’ve provided a link to check out guitarist Marcin Patrzalek from his Instgram feed. The 20 year old runs through Jimmy Page’s chord progression with tapping while simultaneously knocking out John Bonham’s percussion banging on the body of the acoustic guitar, complete with rim shots! It’s effortless and you can see Marcin is not just playing, he’s feeling this Led Zeppelin classic. Makes us feel good at KnuckleBonz that Rock is alive and well…Keep it up Marcin, we might be creating you for the Rock Iconz® Series before too long.

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