MMaRchive Session with Pierre Robert, 4/20/07 (via Douglas Lockard)

Remembering our friend, Chris Cornell

The entire MMR family is shocked by the passing of the rock icon. Over the years we were fortunate enough to strike up a relationship with Chris Cornell, he made it a point to always visit during his trips to Philadelphia.

Around the station we have been sharing our favorite moments, and if you are searching for more celebration of his life and amazing career we are happy to share with you.

Pierre Robert will dive deeper into the archives with an on air tribute today at noon.

October 2015, his last visit to WMMR. Listen to the full MMaRchive interview & performance and dive into more videos from that day. 


A favorite moment of the staff, Chris' first MMaRchive Session at Grape Street Pub in Manayunk, April 20, 2007

Recorded a month before his solo album, Carry On, was released, this was the first time anyone had heard his version of "Billie Jean" which he played during soundcheck.  [Full Photo Gallery]


Soundgarden brought their reunion tour to the 2013 MMRBQ where Pierre sat down with the band. 

WMMR MMRBQ 2013 Soundgarden Interview

Pierre Robert interviews members of Soundgarden


Jaxon interviewing Chris backstage at The Borgata before Audioslave took the stage. One of the band's few appearances in the area.  

There was a time back in 2005 that I was able to hang with one of my best friends, who just so happened to be my brother Kevin at the Audioslave concert at the Borgata. We were fortunate enough to watch the sound check with @jaxonwmmr and @marisamagnatta ...and even more fortunate to take a picture with Chris Cornell, Tom Morello and those other two guys, lol. As you can see, the four of us were WAY more excited to have this picture taken than Audioslave...haha! RIP Chris Cornell

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A Saturday morning (well, afternoon which is morning for these two) in July 2008, still touring for his "Carry On" album, Chris requested to come by and talk to Pierre. The two squeezed into the WMMR Production Studio to record the interview. 

This list barely scratches the service of intimate moments and performances we have had Chris over the years.  Listen to WMMR all day to more hear from the hundreds of hours of tape and video.

Rest in peace, Chris, thank you for the beautiful music you have brought into our lives.