- 18 May 17
The Soundgarden singer passed away last night
Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52. His representative Brian Bumbery said Cornell’s death was “sudden and unexpected” and no cause has been given. Just the previous evening Cornell had performed with Soundgarden at The Fox Theatre in Detroit.
He is best known as frontman of the legendary Seattle grunge band plus as a solo artist and singer with Audiosoave and Temple Of The Dog.
Soundgarden formed in 1984 and were one of the leading lights of the early 90s grunge boom. Their 1994 album Superunknown sold nine million copies worldwide and included anthems such as ‘Black Hole Sun’ and ‘Spoonman’. The band split in 1997 but reformed in 2010.
In 2001 he formed rock supergroup Audioslave with Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass/backing vocals), and Brad Wilk (drums).
His song ‘You Know My Name’ served as the theme to 2006 Bond film Casino Royale.
Never afraid to explore new sonic territory he joined forces with producer Timbaland on his third solo album Scream. Here is our interview with him about the project:
Interview with Chris Cornell