December 2019



Tone Tips: Remembering Chris Cornell

October 12, 2017
A few tips and memories from our columnist’s time with his late friend and bandmate.
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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.
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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]."
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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.
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Gibson Announces Partnership With Chris Cornell of Soundgarden

April 4, 2013
Gibson has recently announced its exclusive partnership with multi-Grammy award winning musician Chris Cornell of Soundgarden. Cornell has designed two special edition guitars that will be available at Gibson authorized dealers globally this April.
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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.

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Interview: Soundgarden's Kim Thayil

October 8, 2012
Kim Thayil, the dropped-tuning lord of heavy grunge, walks us through the thickets of distortion, swirling psychedelic vortexes, and eastern-flavored motifs on Soundgarden''s epic return to form, King Animal.
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GALLERY: Lollapalooza 2011

August 10, 2011
A sampling of the bands and guitars that descended upon Chicago''s Grant Park on August 5-7, 2011.
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CD Review: Soundgarden - "Live on I-5"

March 22, 2011
Live on I-5 compiles 17 greatest hits-worthy tracks from Soundgarden’s late-’96 tour that ventured up-and-down the Pacific Coast
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