Photo by Dustin Halter

A Year Filled with Solo Material, Temple of the Dog, Soundgarden and More

Chris Cornell’s 2016 looked like this:

Solo Artist:

  • 68 shows spread over 28 countries

Temple of the Dog:

Soundgarden:

  • Rehearsing, writing new material and announcing 6, 2017 festival headlining dates
  • Louder Than Love vinyl release
  • Badmotorfinger 25th anniversary box-set, deluxe and vinyl reissue
  • Down on the Upside 20th anniversary vinyl release

Television & Film:


  • “Drive My Car” for the Netflix’s Beat Bugs
  • “Stay With Me Baby” for HBO’s Vinyl
  • “Til the Sun Comes Back Around” for 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
  • Composing the theme for “The Promise”

Other:

Whew… what a year! One where Cornell blazed a trail, spreading messages of love. With his solo Higher Truth tour, Cornell gracefully reinforced the power of being who you are and living in the moment. I found it incredibly moving and important that Temple of the Dog happened to be on their first proper tour during the election. What are the chances a band of that stature, in that incredibly rare circumstance, are front and center during an uncomfortable time? Five guys who whole-heartedly represent the power of music and reaching down, picking each other up. That’s why they were a group in the first place and that’s exactly the purpose of their music.

In honor of this all, I’ve collaborated with numerous photographers to capture the spirit of Cornell’s one-of-a-kind year.

Photo by: Dustin Halter

Solo at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. June 23rd with Bryan Gibson

Photo by: Dustin Halter

Solo at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. June 23rd

Photo by: Dustin Halter

Solo at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore, MD. June 23rd

Photo by: Paul Lorkowski

With Higher Truth and Temple of the Dog opening act, Fantastic Negrito. Yakima, WA


Soundgarden rehearsal in Seattle, WA.

Photo by: Paul Lorkowski

Temple of the Dog in Seattle, WA.


Temple of the Dog at the Forum in Inglewood, CA. November 14th

Photo by: Paul Lorkowski

Temple of the Dog at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle WA. November 20th

Photo by: Jeff Lipsky

Rolling Stone Columbia cover. November issue

Photo by: Trigo Gerardi

Solo at the Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Argentina. December 14th.

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