The Tragic Story of Shannon Hoon & Blind Melon
Today on Rock N’ Roll True Stories, they take a look at the tragic history of the 90’s era band Blind Melon and the death of frontman Shannon Hoon. Check it out below in addition to the Guns N’ Roses connection of the band.
Guns N’ Roses To Release 2004’s ‘Greatest Hits’ On Vinyl
It was announced this week that Guns N’ Roses would be releasing their 2004 ‘Greatest Hits’ record on vinyl for the first time. The release will be a double vinyl set that will be put out through Geffen/Universal Records on September 25th.
The new release will feature their most recent single ‘Shadow of Your Love’, which came out in 2018 on the band’s reissue of ‘Appetite for Destruction.’
Chris Cornell’s Cover of ‘Patience’ Surfaces Online
Cornell stays pretty close to the original, but has some synths and percussion added in addition to his added depth. The video was released to celebrate Cornell’s 56th birthday.
Cornell’s Facebook page posted the following message along with the video.
“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken … and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory,” “Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”
Why Johnny Cash Covered Soundgarden’s ‘Rusty Cage’
Today Rock N’ Roll True Stories published an incredible story about why country singer Johnny Cash covered Seattle band Soundgarden’s song ‘Rusty Cage’ from the group’s third album ‘Badmotorfinger.’ He also looks at how Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell almost wrote the arrangement for Cash and Cornell’s reaction to the cover. Check out the full story below!