Chris Cornell Covers Van Morrison, Cat Stevens, Mashes Up U2 and Metallica at NY ConcertHe explained that he played "Crazy Love" for his wife (who was sitting in the front row with their children) at their engagement party, and then thanked his mother-in-law -- who was hanging out at side stage -- for allowing him to marry her daughter. Later on in the show, he covered another mellow classic from the same year, Cat Stevens' "Trouble" -- another far cry from the harder songs Cornell used to cover and name-check.
Nile Rodgers Gets The Best Birthday Card EverNile Rodgers is a well-liked guy. As the leader of Chic, he's responsible for some of the biggest hit singles ever, including "Le Freak" and "Good Times." And as a producer, he's helmed records by Madonna, David Bowie, David Lee Roth and Mick Jagger. So, it's no surprise that he has a lot of famous friends, many of whom sent him video or voicemail messages to celebrate his 60th birthday.
Chris Cornell Adds Show Opening For Obama, Cancels Gig At Jay-Z's Made In AmericaChris Cornell has shuffled his weekend schedule around a bit. Yesterday he announced that he would be "opening" for Barack Obama, along with indie rock band The National, this Saturday at one of the President's campaign stops in Des Moines, Iowa. Later in the day, he posted a message on his saying that he had to cancel his appearance at Jay-Z's Made In America Festival this Sunday due to "scheduling conflicts."