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Happy Birthday, David Cook!

20 December 2010 8:30 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

It's always a bit of a bummer for kids whose birthdays are so close to Christmas. They always get somewhat shafted on gifts growing up, right? But that probably hasn't mattered in a few years for David Cook, who turns 28 years old today. The man who won the seventh season of "American Idol" (arguably the show's second or third best season ever) has two albums, a bunch of singles and a number of dream collaborations under his belt, and you can be certain he is celebrating this holiday season.

Cook grew up in Missouri and started playing guitar at age 12. He famously had no intentions of auditioning for "American Idol" (he was only going to the auditions as support for his brother (who ironically was not given a pass to the Hollywood round). He was something of a quiet underdog in the beginning, but he slowly began to amass a number of excellent, »

- Kyle Anderson

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Celebrity Hookups: Grading 2010's A-List Movie Duos

8 December 2010 10:31 PM, PST | | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Almost a decade ago, the three Rage Against The Machine members not funneling money to Mexican guerillas enlisted former Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell to form a supergroup. They dubbed themselves Audioslave, and despite the name, produced three totally listenable rock albums. Unfortunately, that really wasn't good enough for most people. Both Rage Against The Machine and Soundgarden were these brilliant, transcendent embodiments of the moment, and Audioslave always felt like a contrived next step response to the disintegration of the two bands. In music, this sort of thing is uncommon. The legendary bands typically stick it out. When they don't, the exiled members normally start new groups that allow themselves more control. Movies are different. They're frequently about creating temporary supergroups, and as supergroups go, Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp should be the year's most anticipated. That's not the case. The Tourist likely will do big business this weekend, but »

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10 things we want from the new James Bond film

8 December 2010 10:36 AM, PST | Den of Geek | See recent Den of Geek news »

With Sam Mendes set to direct the twenty-third James Bond movie, Ti puts together his wishlist for the new 007 adventure.

So, MGM are out of their financial straits and Sam Mendes is, if his ex-wife is to be believed, still on board to direct the next James Bond film, due in 2012. So, with mixed reviews for Bond's last adventure, Quantum Of Solace, what do we want to see in the new film?

And, no, a new actor as James Bond is not one of them, you wags... (Besides, that's clearly going to be Henry Cavill when Craig is done in the role. You just wait and see...)

1. Keep the stunts grounded

James Bond films have always been famous for their practical stunts and the films are all the more exciting when we know that the action was done for real. Think of Bond's best stunts, the rotating Mustang »

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Audioslave Make Everything Louder: Wake-Up Video

19 November 2010 5:30 AM, PST | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

When Soundgarden first broke up in 1997, frontman Chris Cornell — who has one of the best sets of pipes in the rock singer business — initially embarked on a solo career (he released the underrated Euphoria Morning in 1999). But really, it seemed like he was just waiting for Zack De La Rocha to exit Rage Against the Machine in 2000, leaving bandmates Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk searching for a new voice. They were introduced to Cornell by superstar rock producer Rick Rubin, and the rest is history. The band hit it off immediately, adopted the name Audioslave, recorded 19 songs in three weeks and shortly thereafter dropped their self-titled debut album, which hit the streets on this day in 2002.

Prior to the release of Audioslave, there was a great deal of speculation regarding what the band would actually sound like. Would the Rage boys flip to a more classic rock sound »

- Kyle Anderson

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Brad Pitt Gives His Money Wave to His Many Fans

29 September 2010 3:45 PM, PDT | | See recent Popsugar news »

Brad Pitt looked ready for a day at the office on the set of Moneyball in La this afternoon. He waved to the fans and photographers gathered around his arrival after showing a similarly friendly demeanor out with Zahara last weekend. Brad took Z to her best friend's birthday bash, where he got into the activities alongside fellow celebrity dad Chris Cornell. For most of the past few months, the Jolie-Pitts have been stationed in California while Brad films, though Angelina still finds time to duck away and get everything in order for when she starts shooting her directorial debut in Europe this Fall. View 5 Photos › »

- Molly

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Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell Play with Dolls Together

29 September 2010 5:30 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Brad Pitt and rocker Chris Cornell scheduled a play date with each other at the American Girl store in L.A. last weekend -- and lucky for their sense of self-respect, their daughters were also present. The famous daddies dolled up to celebrate the 6th birthday of Cornell's daughter Toni -- and Brad brought 5-year-old Zahara along for the occasion. Check out the pics -- based on the pair's expressions, they've never been more tickled pink. »

- TMZ Staff

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Pitt's American Girl Trip Was A Birthday Party

28 September 2010 3:06 PM, PDT | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Brad Pitt's odd American Girl Place store visit, which brought Los Angeles shopping mall The Grove to a standstill on Saturday, has been explained - he was attending a birthday party with daughter Zahara.

The movie star caused chaos when he suddenly stepped out of an SUV and headed into the store - and now Life & Style magazine has the lowdown on his visit.

Pitt was there to attend a sixth birthday party thrown by rocker pal Chris Cornell for his daughter Toni, who is best friends with Zahara.

A source tells the magazine, "It was just Brad, Zahara, the Cornell family and one other little girl. The three girls were inseparable."

And even though the store is designed to give little girls the experience of their life, Pitt appeared to enjoy his visit.

The source adds, "Brad went around the store holding Zahara's hand and looking at the dolls and dresses. The staff explained the dolls' histories, and Brad and Z were just lapping it up. Brad was very attentive to Zahara. He's a great dad." »

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Soundgarden's Reunion Began With A Song They Never Played Before

28 September 2010 11:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

When Soundgarden first announced that they were going to be getting back together, most people expected them to go through the usual process: Play some big festivals, book a ton of tour dates, re-release some old music and constantly hint at the idea of a new album. But Soundgarden have handled their reunion much differently. They have only played a handful of concerts since reconvening (including headlining this year's Lollapalooza). They haven't gone crazy with reissues (they are releasing a new best-of compilation called Telephantasm, which hits stores today) or new music (the sole "new" track on Telephantasm is a jam called "Black Rain" that was originally written and recorded for Badmotorfinger way back in 1991). They seem to be taking everything pretty casually, and it seems to suit them just fine.

Even their initial reunion meeting was somewhat atypical. "We tried this really obscure song that we rarely played live, »

- Kyle Anderson

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Birthday Fun at the Grove for Brad Pitt & Zahara

26 September 2010 10:03 AM, PDT | E! Online | See recent E! Online news »

The Grove Mall in Los Angeles has been a celeb hotspot this week and kept the star-studded streak going yesterday with a special visit from Brad Pitt and daughter Zahara. The duo went to celebrate the sixth birthday of rocker Chris Cornell's daughter Toni at the American Girl store. And as you can guess, the fans and photogs went nuts! Scope out the scrum in the video above. »

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Brad Pitt -- American Girl

26 September 2010 5:45 AM, PDT | TMZ | See recent TMZ news »

Brad Pitt and his daughter Zahara enjoyed a quiet afternoon at a friend's birthday party ... that just happened to take place at an über-crowded outdoor mall in Los Angeles. The party was for rocker Chris Cornell 's daughter and was held at the popular American Girl store located in the Grove shopping center. Next time they should try a less public place ... like Times Square. Read more »

- TMZ Staff

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Watch: Soundgarden combine with 'Metalocalypse' for 'Black Rain' music video

20 September 2010 12:18 PM, PDT | Hitfix | See recent Hitfix news »

What do you get when Soundgarden combines with animation and mastermind of Cartoon Network's "Metalocalypse?" The music video for "Black Rain" is the closest you'll get, with an added bonus of a "Guitar Hero" cameo. Chris Cornell and Co. are made into cartoons in a fortress of rock that, when they combine together, are able to battle the evils of space demons that have invaded Seattle. (Dethklok spurs the whole thing.) There's plenty of lasers and blasts, and, of course, a new way to hear the band's previously unreleased track "Black Rain." It was directed by "Metalocalypse" creator Brendon Small. The »

- Katie Hasty

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Spotted: Chris Cornell and Kids – All Hands In!

4 September 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | People - CelebrityBabies | See recent People - CelebrityBabies news »

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All hands on deck!

Chris Cornell holds on tight to daughter Toni, who turns 6 this month, and son Christopher Nicholas, 4½, at the Picnic in the Park premiere of TinkerBell and the Great Fairy Rescue, held last Saturday at La Cienega Park in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The kids are Cornell’s with wife Vicky Karayiannis; he is also dad to elder daughter Lillian Jean, 10, from a previous marriage.

The rocker, 46, recently headlined Lollapalooza with his reunited band, Soundgarden.

Related: Chris Cornell and His Models in the Making


- Sarah

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Weezer Debut New Single, Album Cover For Hurley

10 August 2010 6:30 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

A few weeks ago, Weezer frontman Rivers Cuomo mentioned that he was considering calling his band's upcoming album Heavy Mental. That lead to a handful of helpful suggestions for names to call the new project (we still think somebody should use the title Kitty Hate Machine). But it turns out the group is calling the new album Hurley, which is not named after the famous surf and skate apparel company but rather after Hugo "Hurley" Reyes, the character played by actor Jorge Garcia on "Lost." Cuomo told Spinner, "I just loved this photo of Jorge Garcia — it just had this amazing vibe. We didn't want to do a fourth self-titled record and we knew people would refer to it as 'the Hurley record' even if left it without that title, so we just called it Hurley. No words are on the cover because all we wanted was his amazing face. »

- Kyle Anderson

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Soundgarden: Then And Now

6 August 2010 11:00 AM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

Lollapalooza has been known for presenting the latest and greatest in cutting edge music since its inception way back in 1991, and while I am excited about seeing what's new in the world of rock, I'm most excited about the return of Soundgarden. Though Nirvana were more iconic and Pearl Jam sold more albums, Soundgarden will always be the band that best represented what "grunge" was supposed to sound like. The sludgy metal riffs, punked-up rhythms, angsty bellows and big hooks all added up to a brew that was a little bit of the past and — in 1992, at least, when Soundgarden first played Lollapalooza — a lot of the future.

After a 13-year hiatus, Soundgarden are back together for another run. I'm dubious of reunions, as most of the time they are designed to be a cash-grab that exploits the nostalgia of a group's biggest fans. So when I made my way »

- Kyle Anderson

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Channing Tatum Is Growing Some Unfortunate Facial Hair

4 August 2010 7:04 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

Pleaseohplease let this facial hair be for a role. This goatee on Channing Tatum is not good. Goatees just say “1990s” to us because they were all the rage when we were in high school and every guy was trying to forcibly grow one to look like Chris Cornell or Layne Staley or really anyone else featured on the Singles soundtrack. And now they’re coming back - Jon Stewart showed up with one on The Daily Show, Nicolas Cage has a creepy one, and now this. Guys, please. Grow a full-on beard or just shave it all off. Anything in between makes you look creepy. [Photo: WENN] »

- Liz Black

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Soundgarden returns with 'Telephantasm'

4 August 2010 6:42 AM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

The recently reunited Soundgarden is set to release .Telephantasm. - their first new collection of music since 1996. The album will arrive on September 28th in the Us and September 27th internationally. On April 16th 2010, Chris Cornell, Kim Thayil, Ben Shepherd and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden took to the stage together for the first time in 12 years at the Showbox Theater in Seattle. The group played songs from their celebrated and acclaimed catalogue. On August 8th, Soundgarden will hit the stage again, headlining Lollapalooza in Chicago.s Grant Park, preceded by a sold-out show at the Vic Theatre on August 5th. .Telephantasm. is described as a career-spanning retrospective album and includes beloved band hits, deep back »

- Patrick Luce

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Soundgarden's 'Telephantasm' Album Coming To 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock'

3 August 2010 1:47 PM, PDT | MTV Multiplayer | See recent MTV Multiplayer news »

The list of "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" tracks has been growing in the last week, but the new title will be getting at least one full album out-of-the-box when it ships. In a move that will officially make Soundgarden's new "Telephantasm" album go platinum before it hits stores on October 4, the band has announced that their reunion effort will be included in "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" when the game launches on September 28.

"There are a lot of different ways to get your music out (and) ... this clearly to me is one way to do that," lead singer Chris Cornell told USA Today. "Guitar Hero has actually turned on a lot of young music fans to music that they otherwise might not have ever heard."

The Guitar Hero folks are excited as well, particularly since the platinum status "is a recognition from the music industry that [games] are a platform for digital distribution, »

- Brian Warmoth

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Happy Birthday, Slash!

23 July 2010 1:30 PM, PDT | MTV Newsroom | See recent MTV Newsroom news »

On this day in 1965, Saul Hudson was born in Hampstead, England. Later, he came to the United States and became world-famous as one of the greatest guitar players to ever live, and he did it under one of the most killer stage names in the history of rock: Slash.

No matter how he celebrates his birthday, he can stand by the fact that not only does he have a handful of releases in his back pocket that are unequivocal classics (Guns N' Roses debut Appetite for Destruction could easily be considered one of the best rock albums of all time, mostly thanks to his muscular riffs and adroit solos), but he's also still making great music. Earlier this year, he dropped his first solo album, a collection of awesome, stadium-sized rock tunes featuring a revolving cast of guest vocalists (everybody from Ozzy Osbourne to Chris Cornell to Kid Rock to »

- Kyle Anderson

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Joaquin Phoenix wanted for Mafia murder film

9 July 2010 9:30 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

By Roger Friedman Joaquin Phoenix, semi-retired but on the way back, is being sought for a new movie about Mafia murders.

Phil Carlo, the legendary crime writer, has optioned his book, “The Butcher: Anatomy of a Mafia Psychopath,” to New York based Jailbird Productions. Famed “GoodFellas” writer Nicholas Pileggi is penning the screenplay.

Everyone involved wants Phoenix to play Tommy Pitera, now serving multiple life sentences for being the mob’s most vicious hit man from the Bonnano crime family.

Carlo is hot right now. Mickey Rourke is said to be starring in an adaptation of his book, “The Ice Man,” which is not about R&B singer Jerry Butler but about another crazy hit man. And former Soundgarden lead singer Chris Cornell and his brother in law Nick Karayiannis are co-producing “The Night Stalker,” based another of Carlo’s books.

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- Roger Friedman

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Eminem, Rihanna, Usher kick off Activision’s E3 event

15 June 2010 11:06 AM, PDT | | See recent news » Eminem, Rihanna, Usher, Will.I.Am., David Guetta, Deadmau5, Z-Trip, Maynard James Keenan, Jane’s Addiction, Chris Cornell, N.E.R.D., and Rhea all came out to perform at Activision’s E3 preview event at the Staples center in Los Angeles.

Z-Trip opened the event to celebrate “DJ Hero 2’s” track listing that features live sets from all-star DJs and in-game playable characters (Grammy winner and multi-platinum selling artist David Guetta, along with progressive house producer Deadmau5).

Tony Hawk even showed up to do a live skate demo with larger than life jumps and over-the-top tricks to celebrate the release of his latest video game, “Tony Hawk: Shred.” To launch “Guitar Hero: Warrior of Rock,” Jane’s Addiction played “Mountain Song” and “Been Caught Stealing,” while Soundgarden played their hit “Black Hole Sun.”

N.E.R.D. performed “Hot-n-Fun” and “Lapdance”to celebrate Pharrell’s contribution »


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