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Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Join Obama Inauguration

January 19, 2013 (5:56 am) GMT
The Soundgarden frontman will reunite onstage with his former band mates to perform for President Barack Obama's inauguration.
Chris Cornell and Soundgarden Join Obama Inauguration

Rock musician will perform onstage with his former band mates to lend their support to re-elected U.S. President Barack Obama's inauguration on January 21. Cornell and Soundgarden are the latest musical acts added to the line-up of entertainers that will be joining next week's festivities in Washington D.C.

Cornell is set to join other musical performers , , , and at the Commander-in-Chief's Ball in honor of the U.S. Armed Forces. He will then reunite with Soundgarden to play at the President's inaugural ball alongside other top acts , , , and .

Last week, , and were personally handpicked by President Obama to sing at his inauguration ceremony. A couple of days after the announcement, more A-listers signed up for the event, including the cast of "", , , and .

Aside from the official inaugural ball, other key activities and unofficial balls in the inaugural weekend in Washington will feature other big names. , Chelsea Clinton, , Star Jones, , and will all participate in the "Service Summit" at the National Mall.

"Girls Just Wanna Have Fun" singer and 80's icon is also actively promoting a private concert for U.S. House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Democratic members of Congress in a fundraising effort for the Democratic Congressional Committee's bid to recapture the House of Representatives in 2014.

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