Drummer Erich Blie was selected from more than 50 drummers by the Italian deodorant brand BOROTALCO and the Austrian radiostation KRONEHIT to attempt a world record on the Vienna Riesenrad on 08/26/2021. For the very first time someone played a drum solo at a height of more than 200 ft on an operating ferris wheel. This would make Blie part of the GUINNESS BOOK OF WORLD RECORDS, he was coached by the Austrian song contest participant CESAR SAMPSON (#3/2018). Well done, Erich! | More Info...
--- Published on 08/26/2021
After 9 months of absence the band is back on stage - the first two concerts of the tour have already gone very well. Due to the expiring Covid-19 measures the decision was made, to play concerts in Austria only for now, because planing an abroad-tour currently carries a certain risk – no one really knows, if the lockdowns are over or not etc.. But Cornerstone will for sure be back in the UK and in Germany next year, more details about the concerts for 2021 can be found on the tour page as usual! | More Info...
--- Published on 06/23/2021
Today the band is presenting its new line-up and will re-start with fresh energy after the difficult Covid-19-situation. In addition to the founding members MICHAEL and STEVE WACHELHOFER, drummer ERICH BLIE and MARIANNE RAUSCHA on vocals, who comes from the world of Musicals, will complete Cornerstone in the future. Basically, the new band has been in place since the end of last year - but the members wanted to become familar with each other first and prepare quietly and without any disturbances from outside. From June on there will be concerts again, but due to the expiring Covid-19 measures and the currently rather difficult organization of abroad-trips only in Austria this year. The dates will be announced shortly. The production of the new single (working title: "Private Eyes") has already begun, but the lockdowns made the studio work rather difficult, so it will likely be released in the second half of 2021. A studio album will also follow later this year or in the beginning of 2022. | More Info...
--- Published on 05/22/2021
So... what's next?
There were some questions recently, why it has been so quiet in the last few months. Well… the band simply decided, to publish just meaningful news and content that makes sense on their channels. The cultural life fallen asleep a few months earlier due to the lockdowns and the Covid-19 crisis, so - honest to god, there are not that many news. At least no news Cornerstone want to share yet... Anyway: the planned gig in April in Wiener Neustadt will probably cancelled a fourth time, but the band is hopefully allowed to go on stage again end of May/beginning of June. The new single is still in the making, because there are a few difficulties with the recordings (Lockdown, anyone?), BUT some big news regarding Cornerstone are just around the corner and will be published soon. Stay tuned!
--- Published on 04/09/2021
The Show Must Go On...
Apparently 2020 is the year of changes: after six years with Cornerstone, singer Alina Peter has decided to leave the group in the middle of the current tour due to personal differences - the other band members have taken note of this decision. Due to the Covid-19 situation, the band's plans for the next year are difficult to estimate - the only thing that’s certain at the moment is a new single with the current working title "Private Eyes", which will be released in the first half of the year 2021. In terms of live concerts, touring will probably start again in May or June, when the situation is a bit clearer due to the corona crisis. Stay tuned for more info!
--- Published on 10/18/2020
At least in Austria the concert season has started again for the band, but due to the corona restrictions both tours abroad for 2020 had to be cancelled. An exception is the CAMBRIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL (UK), which will take place virtually this year. The promoters have decided to stream a kind of "Best Of" of the past 7 years, and Cornerstone will be part of it. The "slot" will take place on Friday, 06/19. at 11:00 am (UK-time) on the TOPAZ stage, later on the same day the legendary WISHBONE ASH (UK) will also be there - at least online. | More Info...
--- Published on 06/16/2020
The corona crisis and the associated quarantine measures are slowly but surely coming to an end and the cultural sector is also picking up speed again. For Cornerstone this means, that concerts can be played again from June - of course under certain conditions such as protective masks and a safety distance. On 06/05 there will be a concert in Vienna, followed by around 20 gigs in Austria till the end of the year, mainly postponed dates from spring. Abroad-appearances will probably not be possible until next year, more details can be found on the tour page as usual. | More Info...
--- Published on 05/28/2020
Since the Corona crisis is still not over, Cornerstone decided with a heavy heart, to cancel the summer tour through Greece, too. The problem is that the band would have to pass four countries - including Serbia and the Republic of North Macedonia, which have currently closed their borders completely. But even if it were possible to reach the country, a tour is economically very risky: at the moment all promoters are extremely reluctant to engage bands because nobody can estimate if there is a crowd at all. The tour will be rescheduled to 2022 at latest, the next concerts will take place in August, according to the current situation. | More Info...
--- Published on 05/17/2020
The Covid-19 crisis means that no concerts can be played at the moment, so the band decided to do something else and recorded a mini living room concert for QUARANTINE TV. The release will be on Friday 04/24, 4:00 pm (CET+1) - and even the Austrian Prime Minister ALEXANDER VAN DER BELLEN appears in it. Also some TV- and radiostations in Germany, Austria and Great Britain have announced, that they will support Cornerstone in this difficult time and will broadcast the contribution (or at least parts of it). For some Austrian radio stations, the announced "support for the local music scene" has been more a lip service so far... | More Info...
--- Published on 04/24/2020
The German band POTTINGER has started a project called "Rock Against Corona" and, as a first step, created a playlist on Spotify, which proceeds will be donated to the GERMAN RED CROSS and thus helps in the fight against the corona virus. Cornerstone are the only Austrian representant in this playlist - limited to 58 tracks from the rock and metal sector - with the single "Northern Light". All proceeds of the streaming will be donated - the more people listen, share and subscribe to the playlist, the more proceeds can be created! | More Info...
--- Published on 03/28/2020