Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell



Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.

Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range,[3] and his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth (2015), and the live album Songbook (2011). Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song "The Keeper", which appeared in the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), "You Know My Name". His last solo release was the charity single "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the film of the same name. He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World,[4] ranked 4th in the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader,[5] 9th in the list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone,[6] and 12th in MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music".[7]

Across his entire catalog, Cornell has sold 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, and 300 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. alone,[8][9] as well as over 30 million records worldwide.[10][11][12] He was nominated for 15 Grammy Awards and won twice.[13][14]

Cornell suffered from depression and substance abuse problems earlier in his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert hours earlier. His death was ruled a suicide.[8]



The Promise
The Promise is a song by musical artist Chris Cornell, released on March 3, 2017.
12 Years a Slave
12 Years a Slave is a 2013 period drama film and an adaptation of the 1853 slave narrative memoir Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a New York State-born free African-American man who was kidnapped in Washington, D.C. by two conmen, in 1841 and sold into slavery.

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PSA for human rights features the late Chris Cornell
  –  January 11, 2018
Chris Cornell and his kids Toni & Christopher appear alongside a ... Sir Paul McCartney has joined a new initiative in the UK designed to curb the rising number of music venue closures in the UK. The proposed “Agent of Change” law would force ...
SOAD's Tankian: What Chris Cornell Told Me the Last Time I Saw Him
  –  January 9, 2018
"Along with Soundgarden's music, it was just a perfect combination ... "And I'm a huge fan of Soundgarden and Chris Cornell, growing up. And he knows that. [Laughs] We became friends, but I've still always been his fan, you know? So his support on the ...
Chris Cornell Fans Asked to Stop Recording at His Grave
  –  January 3, 2018
The cemetery where Chris Cornell—the late singer of Soundgarden—was buried ... as Nirvana and Pearl Jam—defined the grunge period that was a major part of rock music during the late '80s through the mid '90s. The band was popular, although perhaps ...
Chris Cornell’s Widow Thanks Keith Urban After He Delivers Heartwarming Tribute To 2017’s Lost Artists
  –  January 2, 2018
The widow of the late Chris Cornell took to Instagram to thank Keith Urban Monday after he paid tribute to the musician at a New Year’s Eve gig in Nashville. Urban, 50, played some of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” at the Jack Daniel’s Music City ...
Song for the New Year: Rock legend Chris Cornell’s raspy vocals are a great way to begin anything
  –  January 2, 2018
Chris Cornell’s raspy voice is a great way to begin anything ... Irish artist Sinead O’ Connor took the song to international fame when she sang it in 1990. “Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created ...
SSPD Arrests and Incidents January 5-12
  –  January 13, 2018
Christopher John Brown, 43, of Tulsa, was arrested in the 400 block of ... Walking east towards Garfield Elementary there is a group of people yelling and playing loud music. Checks okay. 11:30 p.m. Drugs. 200 block N Franklin Ave. Smell of marijuana ...
The Big Read: Kiwi teen who plotted to kill the Queen
  –  January 10, 2018
Christopher John Lewis' story is a troubled one - by all public accounts ... He enjoyed walks in nature, music, was a fan of German opera singer Ivan Rebroff and was proficient in many musical instruments, including the ukulele, the piano, the clarinet ...


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