Celebrating Lolla Moments Gone By
August/06/2012 08:38 AM
Chris Cornell in the crowd at Lolla ’92
(Photo credit: Lance Mercer (photographer) available for sale at RockPaperPhoto.com)
We bet all the Lolla goers are still rehashing the amazing time in Chicago this weekend. And while 2012 has just wrapped up and there is excitement about Lolla happening in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park, Israel August 20 - 22, 2013, Life of a Rock Star™ is thinking about this flashback photo moment from Lolla ’92 by Lance Mercer of Chris Cornell crowd surfing. (Available as a hand-signed Silver Gel print for $600 at RockPaperPhoto.com.)
Chris Cornell’s solo release album “Songbook” is available on iTunes here. One listen to “Black Hole Sun” Live at Red Robinson show in Vancouver and you will melt to the sound of Chris Cornell’s voice. The entire album is a showcase of his raw vocal talent, an inner calling to the greatness that was the Seattle grunge movement of the 90s, and an affirmation of his career successes with Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave.
Chris Cornell spent two years between the ages of 9 and 11 listening to The Beatles music exclusively in Seattle, Washington where he was born and raised.
via Chris Cornell.com: “In 2010 Cornell became closely involved with the Fulfillment Fund, a college-access and mentoring organization, and he and his wife have helped draw a whole new generation of mentors and donors to this cause. Chris’s Dream benefit concert was successful in raising much-needed funds and the new Chris and Vicky Cornell Scholarship Fund will enable a qualified student to be selected annually for a special educational award.
In August 2011 Cornell helped raise awareness for Sam Childer's, Angels of East Africa children's charity with his song “The Keeper,” written for the Marc Forster directed film Machine Gun Preacher. For the first 24 hours of release, the song was exclusively available as part of the "Donate to Download" campaign and a portion of the proceeds continue to go to the charity. The song is also the lead track on the film’s soundtrack album and was nominated for a Golden Globe in January 2012.
“Lance [Mercer] says he is “fascinated by the life of rock and the cathartic ritual between fan and musician.” Born and raised in Seattle, Lance began photographing the burgeoning grunge scene at 13. He was invited to tour with Pearl Jam from 1992 to 1995 as their official photographer. That’s what brought him to Lolla in ’92, the festival’s second year.”
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