Chris Cornell, Lead Singer of Soundgarden/Audioslave Passes Away at 52

The world has lost another legend, the sudden passing of Chris Cornell last night in Detroit has left his family and fans shocked and heartbroken.

Cornell’s voice is something of legend, if the Marlboro Man , Robert Plant, Eddie Veder and a box of sex got together and created a musician; it would been Chris Cornell.

Chris was born in 1964 in Seattle, at the young age of 20 he formed the band Soundgarden.  Sub Pop, then a fledgling record label, released the group’s first single, “Hunted Down,” in 1987, as well as two subsequent EPs. The group’s debut album, “Ultramega OK,” came a year later.

Cornell’s legendary status was marked by his insane  multi-octave vocal range. Soundgarden, he could shift between raging metal declarations (“Jesus Christ Pose”), somber mood pieces (“Fell on Black Days”) and psychedelia (“Black Hole Sun”) with ease.

“Black Hole Sun” was released in 1994, this song really helped explode their fan base and fame.

 

 

His wife and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, the cause of death is still unknown, but there have been rumors that it was a suicide.

Cornell’s mark on the music industry will remain for decades to come. His voice and talents are something we should all be thankful to have expedience. Chris Cornell’s death is a tragedy, the world of music will not be the same without him.

Say hello to heaven for us.

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