Yesterday (May 18th) was the two year anniversary of the death of Chris Cornell.  I was lucky enough to have seen him live solo and with the band, Audioslave. 

Most people know Chris for his work in Soundgarden.  I never had the chance to see him with Soundgarden.  I did get to see a very memorable show with him solo in Kalamazoo at the State Theatre.  I also had a chance to see Chris twice with Audioslave.

Audioslave featured Chris with Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford.   A band that I wish would of lasted longer than the three albums they put out in six years.

I got the chance to see them for the first time at the State Theatre (now The Fillmore) in Detroit.   The show was in February of 2003.   Since this was one of their early shows the majority of the setlist was the first album.    "Like a Stone","Cochise" and "Show Me How To Live" were great.

Later that year I saw them again as part of Lollapalooza at DTE Energy Music Theatre.  This was the last time Lollapalooza was a touring festival.   It featured on the main stage bands like Queens of the Stone Age, Incubus and Jane's Addiction.

I can't find the set list but I remembered that like the first show, it featured many of their first album songs.     The band also played The White Stripes, "Seven Nation Army" and a few Soundgarden songs towards the end.    The second time they seemed to be a bit better than they were the first time around.

I loved the band and wished they would of done more music.   Chris Cornell was a one of a kind artist that we will always remember.


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