Chris Cornell will not be appearing at rapper Jay-Z's first-ever Made in America festival in Philadelphia this weekend after all. The Soundgarden singer was on the initial line-up that Jay-Z announced for the gathering back in May, with Cornell slated to appear alongside fellow performers like Pearl Jam, Skrillex, Dirty Projectors, Passion Pit, Santigold, Miike Snow and more. But without warning or any reason cited, Cornell's name was abruptly pulled from the final schedule on Tuesday.
Chris Cornell has been getting intimate with audiences across the world during his acoustic Songbook Tour over the past year. The Soundgarden recently played a solo show in London, where he broke out a rendition of the Beatles' 'Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band' classic 'A Day in the Life.'
It's been 16 years since the last time Soundgarden have released brand new music. That all changed this week when the grunge vets released their new single, 'Live to Rise,' which will be featured on 'Avengers Assemble,' the official soundtrack to this summer's blockbuster 'Marvel's the Avengers.'