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How Chris Cornell Found Inspiration for His Song From Armenian Genocide Film 'The Promise'

How Chris Cornell Found Inspiration for His Song From Armenian Genocide Film 'The Promise'
Even though the Armenian genocide depicted in Open Road's The Promise took place more than 100 years ago, when Chris Cornell wrote the searing end-title theme, he wanted to bring awareness to similar atrocities going on today.

"Rather than people thinking, 'Wow, what a horrendous thing that happened a century ago,' I'd love for them to realize that it is happening now and the fact that the warning signs are always the same leading up to a genocide," said the late Soundgarden singer in an interview a few weeks before his May 2017 death and shortly before the film, starring Christian Bale...
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Oscars: Can Chris Cornell Make A Posthumous Impact On Best Song Race With ‘The Promise’?

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Oscars: Can Chris Cornell Make A Posthumous Impact On Best Song Race With ‘The Promise’?
Exclusive: Posthumous Oscars are rare, but Chris Cornell, who died in May at age 52, stands a chance of winning one, or at least being nominated, for his moving theme song from The Promise. The film is an epic-like love story from director Terry George that is set during the Armenian genocide and the last days of the Ottoman Empire. It opened in the spring through Open Road Films but is hoping to be remembered at least in this category on behalf of Cornell. Watch a video…
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Chester Bennington Appears in Good Spirits in 'Carpool Karaoke' Episode Filmed Days Prior to His Death

Chester Bennington Appears in Good Spirits in 'Carpool Karaoke' Episode Filmed Days Prior to His Death
Chester Bennington had such a joyful disposition when he drove around with Linkin Park and comedian Ken Jeong.

The band's episode of Apple Music's Carpool Karaoke was released on Facebook on Thursday, and was filmed on July 14, just days before the 41-year-old singer was found dead of apparent suicide at his residence in Palos Verdes Estates, California. "With the blessing of Chester's family and his bandmates, we share this episode, and dedicate it to the memory of Chester," reads a message before the episode begins.

Watch: Jared Leto Pays Tribute to Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington at 2017 MTV VMAs

Bennington is completely on board with the musical show, as he passionately sings along to his own songs and exchanges jokes and dance moves with Jeong. "This is probably the greatest day of my life, right now," Bennington muses while in the driver's seat. "This is so fun! This is the best!"

The frontman even teaches
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Anton Yelchin Honored at Emotional Celebration of Life by Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and More Stars

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Anton Yelchin Honored at Emotional Celebration of Life by Jennifer Lawrence, Zoe Saldana and More Stars
Anton Yelchin was commemorated by his family and costars Sunday in a touching and heartfelt celebration of life at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles.

The actor, who died at the age of 27 in June 2016 after he was pinned by his own car at his Studio City, California, home, left an unforgettable impression on those who worked with him, such as Zoë Saldana, who starred alongside him in Star Trek.

“It is a bitter sweet moment, because we’re here for Anton, and he’s not here with us,” she said. “But, it alleviates my heart knowing that we’ll keep him alive.
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Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Meets with Detroit Medical Examiner Four Months After Rocker’s Death

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Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Meets with Detroit Medical Examiner Four Months After Rocker’s Death
Four months after Chris Cornell‘s shocking death, his widow is still searching for answers.

On Friday, Vicky Cornell flew to Detroit to meet with the medical examiner who determined the rocker’s cause of death was suicide by hanging, People can confirm. The Blast was the first to report the news and had photos of her arriving at the airport.

In May, Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room, just hours after he and his band Soundgarden played a show at the Fox Theatre. According to a police report, before his body was discovered, Cornell called his wife,
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Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run Raises $375K For Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center

With filmmaker Dennis Dugan as emcee, Fox 11 TV anchor Christine Devine as a speaker and The Sound 100.3 FM as a media partner, the 19th annual Alive & Running Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention raised about $375,000 for Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services’ Suicide Prevention Center.

In memory of Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell and Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, two popular musicians who recently died by suicide, The Village recording studios’ CEO, Jeff Greenberg, created a team to focus attention on suicide in the music industry. Didi Hirsch’s Board Chair Chris Harrer presented Greenberg and his team with the Inspiration Award.

“Artists by nature are very sensitive and creative… Like anybody experiencing difficulties or trauma, sometimes there are no warning signs,” said Greenberg, whose team raised over $10,000. “What Didi Hirsch is doing beautifully well is letting people know how to spot signs when a friend or colleague or someone they love is
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Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky, Daughter Toni Carry on Late Rocker’s Charity Work with Trip to Greek Refugee Camp

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Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky, Daughter Toni Carry on Late Rocker’s Charity Work with Trip to Greek Refugee Camp
Chris Cornell‘s widow Vicky and daughter Toni are carrying on the late rocker’s philanthropic work.

Earlier this month, Vicky and Toni, 13, visited Greece to check on the refugee camps their charity group has been aiding.

“Chris and Vicky launched the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation five years ago to help support vulnerable children,” a family spokesperson tells People. “Last spring, before Chris passed, he and Vicky toured the Eleonas refugee camp to educate themselves on the plight of the world’s most at-risk children and their families. This hasn’t stopped since Chris’ passing, and Vicky vowed that
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'Singles' at 25: Cameron Crowe on Making the Definitive Grunge Movie

'Singles' at 25: Cameron Crowe on Making the Definitive Grunge Movie
By the time Cameron Crowe made Singles in 1992, the 35-year-old director was already a decade into his career's second act. A former journalist for Rolling Stone, he'd pivoted towards the movies after adapting his book about going undercover at a Los Angeles high school – Fast Times at Ridgemont High – for the screen in 1982. And his directorial debut, Say Anything... (1989), proved that he had a knack for capturing teen spirit.

Crowe, however, wanted his audience to grow up with him, so for his follow-up movie, he turned his attention to twentysomethings.
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Jared Leto Channels Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Prince in Tribute Medley (Video)

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Jared Leto Channels Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington, Prince in Tribute Medley (Video)
Jared Leto is multitasking when it comes to paying tribute to recently deceased musical icons. Leto and his band 30 Seconds to Mars did their part to honor Chris Cornell, Prince, David Bowie, Chester Bennington and other dead musicians during a performance recorded in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge and published online Thursday. The medley kicks off with Leto singing “Purple Rain,” the signature track by Prince, who died at age 57 last year from an overdose of the opioid fentanyl, before sliding into the Bowie song “Heroes.” Also Read: Jared Leto Sued by Penthouse for a Super-Unsexy Reason Leto’s mashup also.
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Jared Leto Is ‘Confused’ About DC’s Joker Movies

Jared Leto Is ‘Confused’ About DC’s Joker Movies
For the past few weeks, the comic book world has been buzzing with news and rumors about DC’s most popular villain, the Joker. With multiple spinoff movies planned, a sequel to “Suicide Squad” in the works, and rumors that Leonardo DiCaprio was being eyed for the role in the upcoming origin film, it’s easy to see how all the news could be a little jarring.

But fans of the Clown Prince of Crime shouldn’t feel bad about not being able to keep track of all the developments; Jared Leto is right there with you. Leto played the sinister clown in “Suicide Squad,” a performance that polarized the DC fanbase. He is set to portray the character in a Harley Quinn and Joker spinoff film, but will not appear in the origin story.

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Didi Hirsch Staff and Clients Join Rapper Logic On Stage At MTV's Vma's

Culminating September’s Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month, Didi Hirsch Mental Health Services will hold its 19th Annual Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention on Sunday, September 24, 2017 beginning at 7:00 a.m. at West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard just north of Lax.

The month began with suicide prevention in the spotlight as 50 Didi Hirsch staffers, clients and volunteers-many of whom have attempted or lost loved ones to suicide-joined Def Jam Rapper Logic on stage at MTV’s Video Music Awards as he performed his suicide prevention song “1-800-273-8355,” the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number.

Alive & Running is an inspiring, life-affirming gathering of people affected by suicide that remembers loved ones and raises money and awareness for Didi Hirsch’s Suicide Prevention Center-the first and only one of its kind in the nation. The family-friendly event, which includes live music, speakers, children’s activities and a Health & Wellness Expo,
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Dave Grohl: Depression Is Something People Should Take Seriously

Dave Grohl and Taylor Hawkins of the Foo Fighters have talked about the stigma of mental illness during an interview with a radio station in New Zealand.

“When it comes to someone like Chris Cornell or Chester, depression is a disease," Grohl told The Rock FM. "Everybody kind of goes through it their own way. I can’t speak for anybody else’s condition, but the hardest part is when you lose a friend.

“I think that mental health and depression is something people should take seriously. There’s a stigma attached to it, which is unfortunate. Just as you take care of yourselves in every other way, I think it’s important that people really try to take care of themselves in that way. It ain’t easy, life is hard.”

Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins added: "It just goes to show you, it doesn’t matter what’s in your bank account,
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Chris Cornell’s Brother, Peter Cornell, Pens Open Letter To Singer’s Fans Online

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Peter Cornell, the older brother of late singer Chris Cornell, returned to social media Monday to pen a heartfelt open letter to his brother, his brother’s friends and fans, and all who have grieved for his family’s loss. “My Friends,” Cornell’s letter began. “Again you humble me with your kindness, empathy, love and support. Although I […]

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Chester Bennington's Family Taking Steps to Prevent Copycat Suicide

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Chester Bennington's suicide will not be used as inspiration for would-be copycats if his family has anything to say about it ... 'cause they're putting together a plan to stop that. Sources close to Bennington's family tell TMZ ... they're planning on establishing a suicide awareness org in hopes of preventing Chester's fans, especially young people, from suffering the same fate as the Linkin Park lead singer. We're told the family worries in the wake of
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TV Review: The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Get Some Things So Right — and Others So Wrong

TV Review: The 2017 MTV Video Music Awards Get Some Things So Right — and Others So Wrong
If one single moment sums up the 2017 VMAs, it was this.

Robert Lee IV, a pastor and a descendent of Civil War general Robert E. Lee — whose statue was at the center of the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month — introduced himself to the audience and said, “We have made my ancestor an idol of white supremacy, racism and hate. As a pastor, it is my responsibility to speak out against racism, America’s original sin.” He then introduced Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer, the woman killed when a suspected neo-Nazi drove his car into a crowd of anti-racist demonstrators in Charlottesville.

“Only 15 days ago my daughter Heather was killed protesting racism,” she said. “I miss her but I know she’s here tonight.” She then announced the Heather Heyer Foundation, which will help provide scholarships to students interested in pursuing law, education and social justice issues. “I have committed myself to making her death count
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VMAs: Thirty Seconds to Mars Delivers Mind-Bending Performance of "Walk on Water"

Thirty Seconds to Mars have a new album on the way and the veteran rock band performed its lead single for the first time tonight (Aug. 27) at the 2017 MTV Video Music Awards.

About an hour after frontman Jared Leto's poignant tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell, he re-took the stage alongside his bandmates to bring "Walk on Water" to life for the first time. But this was no ordinary award show performance. During the pre-show interviews, Leto promised a riveting, first-of-its-kind show, and -- for those watching at home, at least -- his band did have a pretty...
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Jared Leto Pays Tribute To Late Greats Chris Cornell, Chester Bennington At VMAs

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Sunday night’s MTV Video Music Awards saw Jared Leto pay tribute to his friends Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, two singers who took their lives earlier this year. “MTV asked me to come here to say a few words about Chester and the late, great, Chris Cornell, two artists I had the absolute pleasure of […]
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'That Voice Will Live Forever': Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington with Emotional VMAs Tribute

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'That Voice Will Live Forever': Jared Leto Honors Chester Bennington with Emotional VMAs Tribute
In an emotional and poignant moment amid Sunday’s colorful 2017 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, Jared Leto reflected on the death of one of music’s greats.

Taking the stage in Los Angeles, the Oscar-winner and Thirty Seconds to Mars frontman paid tribute to his close friend, late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington.

“Chester was my friend as he was to so many and witnessing his life taught me important things – especially about working relentlessly, pursuing dreams and being kind and caring while doing it,” said Leto.

He continued, “When I think about him, Chester, I see his face which was always smiling.
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Jared Leto's Tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Will Make You Weep

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Jared Leto's Tribute to Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell Will Make You Weep
Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington died by suicide on July 20, and his good friend Jared Leto took the opportunity to pay tribute to him and the late Chris Cornell at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday. After asking the audience to stand up, Jared told the crowd, "MTV asked me to come here today to say a few words about Chester and the late, great Chris Cornell - two artists that I had the absolute pleasure of touring with. They were close friends with one another; Chester even sang the cover of the classic 'Hallelujah at Chris's funeral." He also spoke to viewers struggling with depression, telling them, "You are not alone. There is always a way forward." Grab some tissues and watch his speech above.
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