Chris Cornell, whose shocking death at age 52 has jolted the music world, may have been known best as the lead singer of Soundgarden, but his music also appeared prominently on numerous film soundtracks, and he even made the occasional onscreen cameo. Cornell’s signature high-pitched wail, either fronting his full band or as a solo artist, helped color movies across all genres, from action (The Avengers) to thriller (Pacific Heights), comedy (Wayne’s World) to drama (The Basketball Diaries), and even Tarantino (True Romance). To honor the late musician, we’ve rounded up the five best Cornell songs featured in movies.
It’s Aloha all over again for Cameron Crowe, literally and figuratively, as the poorly-received Roadies will say goodbye. Showtime has officially opted not to order an encore set for the Imogen Poots music drama, stopping the show at only one season.
Cameron Crowe movies have been hit and miss over the last few years, leaving us curious if Showtime’s Roadies return to the vibe of Crowe’s Almost Famous can buck the trend. See for yourself, as Showtime released the full series premiere online, ahead of its formal debut.
Cameron Crowe fan or otherwise, we’re at least anxious for a look at the Almost Famous director’s new Showtime Roadies, debuting June 26. Thankfully, the network has obliged, adding Office vet Rainn Wilson into a new full-length trailer getting to know the characters.