Chris Cornell made a fans' dream come true last week at his
Newcastle City Hall show. It's the moment that every guitarist
dreams about, being welcomed onto the stage to perform alongside
one of your rock idols.
Cornell was in town as part of his solo tour, where he has been
playing a set spanning his whole career including Soundgarden,
Audioslave and his solo songs.
The recipient of the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity was Ben
Dawson, who asked Cornell if he can play with him and proceeded to
rock 'Outshined' - a song you generally wouldn't think of as an
acoustic jam. However, Dawson knocked the song out of the park
during the five-minute, jealousy-inspiring performance. "Most
awesome moment of my life!" commented Dawson on Grunge
Their impromptu collaboration impressed both the crowd and
Cornell, who shouted, "Let's make some noise for Ben! What a
pleasant surprise that was... I didn't expect that." Watch the
Meanwhile, Cornell's latest work with Soundgarden is in the
final stages of preparation and is expected to hit stores this
October. Revolver editor Brandon Geist recently heard a few tracks
off of the album and tweeted, "3 very heavy and rockin, one almost
could be AC/DC, 3 more mellow, expansive. Psychedelic touches:
sitar, organ…"Later adding that the band is still deciding on a
single and mastering the other half of the album.