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  ULTIMATE JAM NIGHT TO PAY TRIBUTE TO CHRIS CORNELL THIS TUESDAY
22nd May 2017



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In response to the untimely passing of Chris Cornell, Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running show in residency at Hollywood's Whisky A Go-Go will hold a special tribute in his honour tomorrow, Tuesday 23rd May 2017. Doors will open at 800pm, the event is free of charge and will be broadcast worldwide on Zinna.TV.

Adam Mandel, one of the Producers of Ultimate Jam Night, told us:

"There has been profound grief associated with the loss of Chris Cornell. Almost immediate to the announcement of his death, fans and musicians began asking us to create a place for them to express their feelings.

"Frankly, we struggled with the timing of this tribute. Chris Cornell's impact on a generation is significant and the sadness is real. We therefore felt it was important to create an evening for mourning, reverence, and support."

A long list of performers including Soul Asylum's Dave Pirner are scheduled to appear with full artist announcements coming right up until performance time.

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MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

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Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.




Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris died on Wednesday night in Detroit aged 52 just hours after performing a show in Detroit.

A songwriter known for his near four octave vocal range as well as his powerful vocal belting technique rose to to fame with Seattle outfit Soundgarden who released their debut album 'Ultramega OK' in 1988.

This led to the band being signed to the A&M label who released 'Louder Than Love' a year later. Their breakthrough album was 'Badmotorfinger', released in 1991 at the height of the Grunge movement.

The following album, 'Superunknown', was a number one album on the Billboard charts in 1994 and two years later 'Down On The Upside' would also prove to be a huge success with the album reaching Number two but tensions within the band meant it was the last Soundgarden album until they reconvened some sixteen years later for 'King Animal' in 2012.

Chris also formed Temple Of The Dog in 1990 as a tribute to former Mother Love Bone vocalist Andrew Wood. The band featured members from both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

In 2001, along with then-former Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, he formed Audioslave who released three successful albums in the space of six years.

Chris also released five solo albums including 'Euphoria Morning' in 1999 and more recently 'Higher Truth' from 2015. He had released a new single, 'The Promise', which came out last March and a studio album was in the works.

Chris' wife, Vicky Cornell, issued a statement over the weekend in which she speculated whether his suicide was the result of taking too much of his anxiety medication.

Vicky wrote:

"Chris' death is a loss that escapes words and has created an emptiness in my heart that will never be filled. As everyone who knew him commented, Chris was a devoted father and husband. He was my best friend.

"His world revolved around his family first and, of course, his music second. He flew home for Mother's Day to spend time with our family. He flew out mid-day Wednesday, the day of the show, after spending time with the children. When we spoke before the show, we discussed plans for a vacation over Memorial Day and other things we wanted to do.

"When we spoke after the show, I noticed he was slurring his words; he was different. When he told me he may have taken an extra Ativan or two, I contacted security and asked that they check on him. What happened is inexplicable and I am hopeful that further medical reports will provide additional details. I know that he loved our children and he would not hurt them by intentionally taking his own life.

"The outpouring of love and support from his fans, friends and family means so much more to us than anyone can know. Thank you for that, and for understanding how difficult this is for us.

An attorney for the Cornell family, Kirk Pasich, reiterated Vicky's belief that an extra dosage of Ativan, an anxiety medication often taken by recovering addicts, altered Chris' mental faculties after the Detroit show. Pasich added that the Cornell family is "disturbed at inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally took his life."

Pasich said:

"Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris — or if any substances contributed to his demise. Chris, a recovering addict, had a prescription for Ativan and may have taken more Ativan than recommended dosages. The family believes that if Chris took his life, he did not know what he was doing, and that drugs or other substances may have affected his actions."









judas priest



MONSTERS OF ROCK IN FULL FLIGHT SURE TO BECOME FUTURE COLLECTOR'S ITEM

monsters of rock

Monsters Of Rock In Full Flight is strictly limited to 300 worldwide and is available from 30th November but those ordering before 31st October will have their name published within a dedicated page in the book.

It's a deluxe 128 page hardback book in a metal flight case with a narrative by Jerry Bloom.

When promoter Paul Loasby put on the first Monsters Of Rock Festival in 1980 he could probably never have imagined it would become an annual event that would endure for so many years.

Featuring bands from the UK, Germany, Canada and USA, Loasby chose to stage the event at the Donington race circuit in the middle of England and it would prove to be a defining moment for many of the bands on the bill.

Not least for headliners Rainbow as it was the their last ever show to feature drum legend Cozy Powell. As it would happen it turned out to be the last for vocalist Graham Bonnet as well. For many of the other bands on the bill such as Scorpions, Judas Priest and Saxon, they were all on the ascendancy and would soon go on to even greater success.

Now in celebration of this first ever Monsters Of Rock Festival comes this hardback book full of glorious photos of the bands that took to the stage for that inaugural event including back stage shots. Most of these shots have not been published before which add to the uniqueness of this deluxe 128-page book which is packaged in its own flight case.

Also included are stories surrounding the event with tales and recollections from those who were there, including artists and fans alike. Each book will be signed by the author. The 300 will sell fast and definitely go on to become collector's items so order yours now right here to avoid disappointment.












 


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