As much as I poke fun of Chris Cornell's recent career turn, I still tremendously respect him as a musician, and artist, and a human. He is only 1 of 2 men I gave my wife permission to adulterize with on the basis that I would get to as well (the other being Dave Grohl). Also, my pal Morrow once told me that if a genie gave me the choice to become Chris Cornell if I killed him first, that he would want me to go ahead and do it (I told him to do the same).
All that aside, when I saw Cornell perform at the House of Blues a couple of years ago it really changed my life musically -and I don't say that lightly. That's why on March 28 I will be at the House of Blues again, standing front and center, oogling the bronzed chest of a 25-year-old surfer and listening to the golden-throated pipes of an angel. And I mean these things with all sincerity.
The pre-sale has begun. Go here to purchase tickets. (Please note you'll have to sign up for the Cornell emailing list to take advantage).
And apparantly those who order their tickets online will receive a free digital copy of Chris' upcoming album "Scream," (if you even want it). According to his website, it is because they "hope this will give Chris’ fans something extra at a time when money’s becoming tighter for everyone." And will boost the numbers of albums he can say he sold for a disc that has been receiving very mixed reviews. But why not, it worked very well for Prince a few years back.