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BILLY SHEEHAN Blames Pharmaceutical Industry For CHRIS CORNELL's Death: 'It's A Terrible, Unnecessary Loss'

Legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG) says that the death of Chris Cornell was "a terrible, unnecessary loss" and he blames the U.S. pharmaceutical industry for the prescription drug abuse epidemic that is sweeping the nation. Cornell's family said they believe that the side effects of the prescription drug Ativan — which ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Performs Surprise Rendition Of 'I Will Always Love You' At 'HerrinFesta Italiana' (Video)

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale performed a surprise solo rendition of "I Will Always Love You", the love ballad made famous by Whitney Houston and Dolly Parton, during the band's May 28 concert at HerrinFesta Italiana in Herrin, Illinois. Fan-filmed video footage of Lzzy's version can be seen below. HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on ...

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HALESTORM Is Working With Producer NICK RASKULINECZ On Fourth Album

HALESTORM is collaborating with Nick Raskulinecz on material for the band's fourth album. At least some of the sessions are taking place at the Dark Horse Recording studios just outside Nashville. Raskulinecz is an acclaimed producer who has previously worked with RUSH, KORN, ALICE IN CHAINS and DEFTONES, in addition to having helmed HALESTORM's third ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Toxicology Report Reveals Several Prescription Drugs In Singer's System

A completed toxicology report has confirmed that Chris Cornell was using prescription drugs at the time of his death. The report reveals that the SOUNDGARDEN frontman had Naloxone (Narcan), Butalbital (a sedative), Lorazepam (Ativan), Pseudoephedrine (a decongestant) and barbiturates in his system when he was found dead after the band's performance in Detroit. He was ...

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NIKKI SIXX On CHRIS CORNELL's Death: 'I Just Don't Get It'

MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx has defended Chris Cornell over reports that the SOUNDGARDEN frontman may have killed himself after taking more of an anti-anxiety drug than he was prescribed. Cornell apparently committed suicide by hanging on May 18 after SOUNDGARDEN played a show in Detroit. He was 52 years old. Cornell's family ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Family 'Mystified' As They Await Autopsy Results To Resolve 'Unanswered Questions' About His Death

Two weeks after Chris Cornell's hocking suicide in Detroit, his widow has released a new statement saying that she is "mystified that the medical examiner announced a cause of death when the full autopsy report has not been completed." In the statement, released earlier today (Thursday, June 1) through attorney Kirk Pasich, the family claims ...

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