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Chris Cornell in The Mens Room 06-22-11

Jun 22, 2011|

You know him, you love him, It Chris Cornell right here in the little old Mens Room.

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-- It's been sick did do is no such thing is is still being questioned him. We disagree. Because you keep as you know well. I do love it. It's this -- -- ST didn't. These don't work. He's not -- corner. Questions that need answers and yes we can count. -- -- -- -- After two men -- if you have a question for the men's grimaced just as easy as email in the men's from a KI SW dot com and the subject just -- as the men's room and then ask away we'll do -- -- -- and try to open up. -- give you the answer you're looking for on any random questions. Oh we're not doing us in the tomorrow. I had a question okay where's Chris Cornell -- not just walked in the studio on every other now -- cut that's a -- and -- going to be that was gonna -- mind numbing stuff but instead -- Christopher -- -- Leo how are you -- there are going to say absolutely we we -- you I -- -- years W Vodafone is -- you -- that shows -- you down -- it was -- for coming -- corporate there's only 500 people there more so you sort of talk about it well -- the plane with a stewardess can tell you to -- the and to get off the phone and you're actually trying to be decent in that we it almost of the Perez Celek you might think hadn't kicked off -- flight and we we hope that didn't -- doing an interview. You're talking -- on the -- -- here. Did not supposed to do so suddenly you remember I was overall grade -- that's why via the attitude that -- I wasn't on the plane I use that want. I am implying that yeah I gotta go the the other woman worst greatest threat to -- Don't work -- that. Elevator that's a passenger elevator -- Chris Cornell you know we we had a we have a bunch questions for -- we've been a very excited to have you and I guess the first what you -- ask is it. Is it difficult to be in a room with the men that are this sexy in this talented. I'm used to this you are yeah actually you're on top rung of sexy talented men who -- and that's how I'd do that. Great resemblance to an idea is we take singing voice somehow passes and Adrien -- there already -- general pardon -- already gone and is the right time start. Com. What I know more once you have the drive. We don't drive. I don't Tyler though don't they don't run things for joking -- you know obviously you know drinking driving not to get things done huge issue in the last twenty years in the symbolism and you know you can't drink and drive so we all stop drive. Right there numbers continue drinking it makes let's have a license there there's -- point. My grandfather minimalist to see it back any -- Irish senior -- -- certain -- they just didn't -- you have -- don't think they should -- that you could you might -- a short period of time. How is houses to the positive in Seattle. I like it it's really come visited different only grew up in. Yeah for sure that's more crowded but they announce within eight years or so since I lived in nine years. So my -- sudden change that much but one thing I did notice and it's weird because everyone looks like him insane myself but. The pine trees like I'm like Washington -- -- houses and even the ones on the -- there are bigger and it's really noticeable when you leave for nine years to come back I think there's 910 years of growth on those things that looks different. And nobody else notices that people don't like where it began with individually the countries do not protect I don't know. -- -- have a reasonable observation that well it's noticeable it's beautiful -- -- -- like Obama was countries darn good thing -- people will do that they'll cut trees down everywhere but but when you're just driving around -- getting tons more buildings and before and just how -- have to think the landscape even just in a -- this is -- a little bit yeah definitely especially downtown and things have changed a lot and there's a lot of construction boom arm up and down downtown everywhere -- neighborhoods -- -- more people. On traffic's bad it's gonna get worse. Com. But it's you know you feel like you mean you feel like your home mutilated discipline them right back enemy to people -- -- -- consulate there's at every single. Corner of every single street in Seattle I have a memory for a something happened there are good or bad. -- that a lot of drunken ones that are yeah you can -- yeah it was so I was good at at remembering everything up to a certain point. But is that a -- workers to a lot of times it was a good thing for. Getting hammered -- -- -- didn't feel really sorry I don't like I don't think I want to know the rest of brought. I would wake up there at whatever time noon -- whatever time it was and that they're -- good couple hours of just current home and around luncheon. -- confront the person and apologize for what I said pro what I did were usually more -- You know about all go back and fix their porch on -- Com and that I think had -- -- to go back and -- -- important that kept me in check a little bit them in older member of an imminent some one million. Later in my life I started not remembering. Gotten that's from Scutaro and stop. Nonstop. Which. Is set. You know I will we've heard a few things that I can remember were as follows is the bar raise or what it was what did you used to be a cook there are some guy said -- say that I started as a dishwasher. A sort I was working. Like a wholesale. Seafood. Place which meant basically like a truck went back up and and dump a bunch of fish out of that came straight from the boats and then another -- would -- all of that. And then in his wake they were just -- piles of bloody fish slime and guts and my -- to clean that up. And then in and doing that job. Cleaning up the guts I got a job ray's boathouse -- -- dishwasher. And my brother worked there and both my Brothers were there one time today at the end for you exactly they got me and and then -- or -- for a long time -- going to be the cook and scrimmage did that. Com. Up and telling I was able to tour and make a -- new music. -- Brothers gave up cooking at race and I'm sure that the ever present -- real priorities are all things. I'll say this as a that this starving artist being -- cook or any job and restaurant but it especially at cook is a great one to have. Because they're like I was always broke but I know but I do. Always have food. What's the irony of cooking and anyone's account for twelve years but everyone -- talk -- that still could -- on -- cook last night outside of a restaurant is like look man. It doesn't really pay the bills it's -- but I never hungry like my other good friends and luckily I just like -- rover play but I eat clearly -- only state. Don't you also have six with a waitresses who make a good money -- tips and OK you know that the drugs alcohol is -- the restaurant the world you know it's kind of a hard thing that to walk away from I think that have a different prayer music is gonna. His follow through on that. I've been told by a lot of good drugs is a big part of that though that wasn't world com when I was doing that now wasn't part of a drinking kind of was and currently are working the day. I -- in the morning known. So if it was good that looks and help me and later in life to have -- -- sort of work ethic and this is. Importantly it's other siblings still doing their own -- things -- your Brothers your sister's there's still Malden and balance at all or brother so still a music can and I don't want sisters -- -- -- But they still -- area and only deal when you come back do you see Pamela compare here you can. At that -- who haven't checked in while -- and got. Policy is. As far as instruments ago. You know -- -- people posting on here under solo -- -- that you can play a lot of different things but I'm impressed by the fact that you can play guitar piano drums bass mandolin harmonica banjo. It is. -- -- do you do worse yeah like prince. But evidently Claire is is smooth I can't really what I'm not good than any of that really got me. I do all it is just. To be a song clips to disarm ornament a sort of playing guitar really seriously so that I can contribute songs. December and really but I sort of playing piano as. I guess it was nine or ten and I learned to read music and they and so I really it's pretty easy at the time I was pretty good about it. And I don't remember any of that now. I'll come up with with keyboard it is a piano parts or whatever keyboard parts for songs. Are you all be recording myself at home to do at -- moment kind of look at the keyboard and -- where records are and as soon as I look away and press play record look back it's like the moon I don't. -- recognize anything and have to sort of put my fingers back and find the spot and tried again and keep trying to remember it's a -- get out of. You never got any of those little keyboard stickers -- -- And chain that you have to look at and little angels -- one islands and just the night you watch Steve Martin like an impressive that he can play that well yeah and Angela is a really tough and -- Less strings but there's say if you don't the right way if you're doing picking him fingerprint incidents of sudden announcement some time. On and it's it's better you know in terms of just minimal folks on the instrument if you if you whom live from the -- of sort of would leave comments plywood instance this -- sort of a construction that might be in the Ozarks. Somewhere in the mountains with a big porch and live off of. The state you shoot things we are fortunate to. Off the anonymity of the Internet tells Laura yeah. Exactly -- the proxies and so there's no checks coming out of the box it will keep you on one spot and I'm gonna I know exactly and now I'd done done McChrystal obvious obviously you know you -- -- vocal range is unbelievable but. In -- even to me you know even when when you guys can re released a -- old stuff and and the black Ramos was kind of the single over the was brought up. And you guys went on Conan -- say it was the first of the second night of of of his seen on back really nice to yeah. And black grain to -- is is such it just sounds like such a difficult vocal song as far as how much strain and it just -- figure. You're a 100% on that song written and I know you wrote that and and and sang it along time ago you know here it is and you're you know you're doing it again that do you wish sometimes agenda pushed herself that hard that that song to me is -- most challenging. A vocal songs I think I've ever heard you know and has been assigned garden -- just kind of seems to push everything. I'm like yeah sorry I don't know don't know that they don't worry about that but the enemy is just like. Wow that was there and it hasn't. Moments I think their harder ones but armed. I nominated. The sort of bar with -- there are never really thought about it. Like the -- -- Apollo and Dana had no original song are proud parents do you have an easy way he's right guys kill bill and I'm glad now that I know. You know obviously at this I just is it's ego is stupid to write not what I'm. I put myself everybody good hey didn't play tonight at -- and -- jog and run a marathon after Iran has. Amber from Pittsburgh Atlanta and little to do that. Now and I decide you know when you do your solo thing you can if you're you're doing your own interpretation of the songs and gets. Different arm. But this I guess that's always suit that's challenge for sure then and I think that's -- like it keeps me focused on. Well -- harder and pay it as far as you're concerned playing with a band really has -- you have to be. Altogether or is it easier for you to go out there and kind of swim in the moment and try to figured out on your own when your when your you know and connect it kind of just in control what you're doing. Well there are different and doing something like. Like the song book tour is where I'm just. A plan to -- incident that started out pretty -- -- it's in economy -- you have to have. There's there's a connection you have to the audience that it unanimous choice you have to have that. I'm with a with with the band especially allowed then you don't you can kind of decide not to if you if you -- to go out and beat Loudon and then play aggressive rock music you can do that. -- And but you know there really different they're different. Channel and as I guess in -- way but I mean to me it's -- if I use we're challenge but it's always fun. Do you you don't want to do stuff that's acoustic like you -- -- you connect to the audience more for obvious reasons to -- more intimate but it. But also when you do stuff like that you can hear pretty much every comments. Of every person -- for sure so one thing if you're inside our -- on the government the district when you're packet and that by now you know an acoustic thing like that song sucked into going to be better we hear anything like that pretty corporate are gonna keep my voice now. I I've only ever heard that wants and the and it was it kind of a drunk kid that was therapist girlfriend on the -- front row. And he's sort of yet he was kind of -- he just held it out to be funny and then I could see. That she was so mad at him made him okay Flores he was just suffering media I have that he had that look on his face of just drew. Dread of and then you can see -- -- -- -- -- -- there he kind of put his arm over you know try to just in our try to like. Touch your hand and she was moving away and I just felt sorry -- I. Don't ask don't -- then there we all amendments I tried to that it didn't work. It is it's you like even with just the interpretation. Of stuff that you've done the -- and I'm sure you the opportunity to change that up when you hear. When -- like Johnny Cash when he covered rusty cage. And you listen to that we -- have ever thought of like this is even that I know because your your presentation is different on lobbyists and you do. Is that is it crazy to hear someone else's interpretation of you know what you know to be true and then. We -- nonsense that was pretty. Interest thing -- I was asked to do an arrangement. Of that song for him and -- it's basically set I don't. -- that's possible and I think there's -- connection specifically I should go back to the -- well you should rethink this one. On the main -- and then when I heard it. It made me feel kind of stupid because it sort of ignore anything with a song it was just a Johnny Cash song kind of it was a cold here John Cassidy that's the that was great and I got our comments about the lyrics which had never gotten from the summer emergent. When they heard him singing the lyrics I guess -- pay attention more on -- is a little easier to understand yeah -- yeah. That's probably true if it wasn't as flat out and then he did a version of of heard announced knows that -- I mean I think it's from home it's unbelievable he's. Under the same thing it's it's the same lyrics are their -- -- -- more profound with -- -- yeah all right here in his voice so yeah I hit a lot more. Livan and I am the singer and I was able commitment man yeah. That's out. Buckle sums interest into consistent all so many versions even -- Peter -- I mean -- he did you buy guitar yeah and the end and there are some like interest in versions and some really moving once in the nestled there's a couple of lounge wounds. It's a Polanco won two super shamelessly lounging and. Which got everything he got a yes I guess that's something that will hang me up when I'm singing man because I'm a little a little too much of the -- America. And the timing and Michael come back out of that well on the holiday and -- -- a -- to back off buddy pass in. Did you accidentally start this reunion by. You're you're Twitter the twelve year break is over in schools back -- -- sign up nights of the sound table ready get a -- couple different stores in the suffered its. You you can amend dead and another so that has absolutely nothing to do sound card that was something to. -- -- -- -- absolutely -- hunger and that was we all discussed what can I wouldn't Twitter and that was it I was it was an abandoned Annan. Meeting involving what that would be and it was -- starting in the fan club again and end. Starting the process of doing reissues and doing. A website that kind of thing and and so was sort of who we're. -- active. But no you know we weren't sure what that meant he couldn't. Just that you're okay and everybody goes on the same page yeah we're gonna start doing stuff and on and that could. Working on new releases of some kind and suffered even talking about for years and never done so those neglected by. Every one management record company -- everyone just kind of let everything go so there was no website there was -- Attention to like having a T shirt in the store is here from. Offend anyone -- one you couldn't found that. Catalog economy and ignored completely so if you know that was what. Started this whole process was we get together him and make an effort for the legacy of sound and wants Werner -- together. -- -- Everything else has happened this -- It was his twittered something that you were doing his Twitter one of those deals -- he -- look for -- -- -- is what we're creditors to randomly -- resent the fans. Let's go ahead and it looks. A -- that comment. I am Adam -- management company that set me up of the Twitter account and one day I thought. -- what is this for I don't I don't -- I don't understand an arm and so of a friend of mine on. In LA named DJ ski have budget he has an Internet radio show and radio show com. Any -- -- -- came over my house. And he tight end Chris -- be answering questions -- But you ask on Twitter and and all the sudden I started getting. Tens of thousands of followers today just from minidisc as a -- but actually talk to me for real on -- would talk to people for real mountains compound -- It was a setup when you when you came on LA and you guested hunger strike would does that have anything was account the warm -- thing with -- Or whether that was that was the first time we actually gotten together. Outside of meetings in Seattle but we had already talked about doing everything we're doing now. And and I you all have a young kids. Mean it's a decade later the phone calls -- little different I guess it's not a girlfriend it's your daughter your son is twenty completely different dynamic as far as. Is Issa is a sound garden tour -- -- -- -- try to incorporate the family involve -- for sure yeah so -- so -- that kids can usually out Barack and that. And you know doesn't change. It doesn't change any of the aspects of the band to the music at all this kind of moral love in the room. For now it's really great that's going to be very cool and and the writing and everything is just -- the -- back it's it's is at the same work. Did you handle all the lyrics for audio -- business. You know instead it. It was always a process sofa and everybody were contributes. Took to the -- process and consider a garden and everybody can everyone plays some multiple instruments and has ideas for different aspects of the song running a rights complete songs all that stuff. And so it. Even now everybody has their own tendencies in the field for music the way you know that that's -- -- of thumb print really. -- because it's for people contributing it is senator who has its own wife that becomes its own thing. And I -- for the first time about two weeks ago I heard all of the new songs on on on how rough mix. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- But I hear the fire I heard like all the songs on any particular order but. You know and suddenly finally got -- viable for the whole. Feeling the record's going to be it's really different and we've overdone and I also remember. Having that feeling it it it -- -- about nine or turner or. So songs that I would listen to a one time before it would give him an understanding of what the record feels like him there would be that moment of votes this. And and -- I just had that moment on this record. But we can happen -- -- a great gift to re learn to little stuff to. All the old stuff has. Yet how difficult is that amendment is back to those memories and we're here. I'm sorry about the jesuit hardened some of those like them like through I don't ever remember playing the song every night -- 300 trust and that's coming alluding also look at that I notice that the older than that for me anyway the older songs were easier because because and we play remarks -- Tourtelot. And and not to -- this case I mean you're gonna go back out under under solo tour going to New Zealand Australia. October so is this just a small. Window of time that people have to see some garden a word as of may now I know Wilk. Continued to do stuff it's just -- you know it's -- -- we're going to be like out trying to conquer universe for playing you know world court for two years that's not gonna happen we're gonna definitely play everywhere. This is going to be -- ours that comes in and when it when it works. And what it was 70000 people in Chicago were more than that was that. I mean and even opening up for for other bands in the mid did -- -- there has to C news that is that pretty cool again. That was great very quick didn't expect that I appreciate it thank you don't 6000. People cheering on the you do more tells -- never gonna stop being little -- 70000 people -- always going to be crazy. For me in how's Illinois and yeah early to -- my -- people it's not you know they get used to -- -- -- -- on their way through 7000 but I never welcomed the told Chris we we really appreciate you coming and we we kick Paul Stanley healthier today -- -- you -- great. Troll how tired out -- -- -- my caballero and that's that really weird how much of an emotional let down going to -- -- talk to we're down with you and homeownership. Chris Cornell thank you so much why would you weird outcome on your show a maturity we know once we get Philly will not. Happy right now you are drinking more. Probably. We'll take a break get another shot today is up next.