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Chris Cornell's Suicide Is Sadly Familiar To Gen-Xers

Joshua Ostroff | Posted 05.19.2017 | Canada Living
Joshua Ostroff

Death was an omnipresent part of the alt-era, something we just took for granted at the time. It was something to live through at the time, but which we never questioned. It just was. And yet in hindsight so many deaths of so many young people seems unfathomable. And they didn't stop. And now Chris Cornell of suicide by hanging. It is an unimaginable tragedy for those who loved him personally -- his wife and his three children most of all -- and for all of those who loved the music he gave to the world and the operatic multi-octave howl he sang it to us with.

Art Bergmann Returns As The Apostate

Jeff Rose-Martland | Posted 04.13.2017 | Canada Music
Jeff Rose-Martland

Truly great musicians defy categorization. They often defy adjectives as well, which makes them difficult to write about. That is where Art Bergmann lies: between the facts and the superlatives.

Don't Overlook '90s Crap Rock

The Huffington Post Canada | Ian Gormely | Posted 08.15.2013 | Canada Music

With practically every month now marking the 20th anniversary of yet another “classic” alternative era album -- "In Utero" is next up to bat -- '9...

Jon Spencer Blues Explosion Says '90s Killed Underground Music

HuffPost Canada Music | Vish Khanna | Posted 07.10.2013 | Canada Music

For a good chunk of the 1990s, there wasn't a more exciting band in any land than the Jon Spencer Blues Explosion. When this New York trio, featuring ...