A medical examiner determined Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging in Detroit.
Music and entertainment figures around the globe are mourning the loss of Chris Cornell, who passed away unexpectedly at the age of 52 early Thursday morning (May 18).
The rocker owned arguably the best pipes in the business and shone as frontman for grunge legendsSoundgarden, which ruled the Billboard 200 with their 1994 classic Superunknown, and later withAudioslave, whose 2005 album Out of Exile scaled the summit of the main chart in 2005. Cornell also collaborated with members of what would become Pearl Jam to form Temple of the Dog and he joined an elite circle when he contributed vocals to a Bond song, “You Know My Name” (from the 2006 film Casino Royale).
Cornell died in Detroit shortly after performing in concert with Soundgarden. The music wasn’t meant to end with this latest tour. Just last month, Cornell told Billboard a new album was well on the way.
Fans of Cornell and his work predictably took news of his death hard. Jimmy Page, Nile Rodgers, Dave Navarro, Gavin Rossdale, Adam Lambert, Sebastian Bach, Perry Farrell, Billy Idol and many more paid tribute to a rock hero on social media. See their messages below.
The 22nd edition of the Amsterdam Dance Event (ADE) takes place October 18th-22nd in the Tolhuistuin, Brakke Grond and Melkweg venues with the DeLaMar Theater taking centre stage.
After 16 years in the Felix Meritis, the Amsterdam Dance Event, an initiative of Buma, will be moving to the DeLaMar Theater this year to allow major renovations to take place in its old venue. The DeLaMar is ideally situated next to the Leidseplein and De Melkweg and will also allow the event to bring previously separately-housed events such as ADE Dance & Brands under one roof.
“Having been sold out for the last seven years, plus with more delegates coming from an ever greater number of countries, especially Korea, China, Africa, India and South America, the renovation of the Felix Meritis offers us an opportunity to try a different venue,” ADE director Richard Zijlma, said. “We are excited and optimistic about the new conferencing and networking possibilities that the Nieuwe DeLaMar Theater offers, and we’re confident that delegates will find it a spectacular and inspiring space.”
For Trump Visit, Saudi Arabia Brings In Toby Keith for Men-Only Concert
American country singer Toby Keith, is scheduled to perform in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, this weekend in an event that coincides with President Donald Trump’s first overseas visit. Saudi entertainment website Lammt, which is advertising the event, says Saturday’s free concert is open to men only. It will also feature an Arabian lute player.