December 2019

Chris Cornell


Gibson Launches the Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335

August 27, 2019
Features include Lollartron humbucking pickups, clear “no number” top hat knobs, Olive Drab Satin finish, and Mother-of-Pearl Chris Cornell signature peghead inlay.
Read More

Gibson Releases Limited-Edition Chris Cornell Tribute ES-335

January 16, 2019
A limited release of only 250 pieces will be available in Spring 2019.
Read More

Tone Tips: Remembering Chris Cornell

October 12, 2017
A few tips and memories from our columnist’s time with his late friend and bandmate.
Read More

State of the Stomp: Building Chris Cornell’s Cannonballs

August 28, 2017
Our columnist recounts making custom pedals for the late rock giant, and mourns his passing.
Read More

Tuning Up: Chris Cornell and the Shadow on the Sun

May 18, 2017
"The only thing that stopped his inarticulate infant screams of 'Get me the fuck out of this car!' was playing Audioslave’s hypnotically soothing 'I Am the Highway,' over and over again for the last hour [of the drive]."
Read More

Musikmesse '13 - Gibson Chris Cornell ES-335 & Bill Kelliher "Golden Axe" Explorer Demos

April 25, 2013
Premier Guitar is on location in Frankfurt, Germany, for the 2013 Musikmesse show, where PG's Shawn Hammond visits the Gibson booth. In this segment, we get to hear demos of the Chris Cornell ES-335 and Bill Kelliher "Golden Axe" Explorer.
Read More

Rig Rundown - Soundgarden's Kim Thayil, Chris Cornell, and Ben Shepherd

February 18, 2013

PG's Chris Kies is on location in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he talks with the Soundgarden guitar and bass techs, as well as Kim Thayil and Ben Shepherd to learn what the band is using live on their King Animal tour.

Read More