Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell

 

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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 14 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 the night before. His death was ruled a suicide.[8]

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The Promise
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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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Musical Groups8

Films6

Soundtrack Film Appearances2

Minor Film Appearances & References18

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Chris Cornell, Dave Grohl Donate Items to Unique Addiction Recovery Fund
  –  November 13, 2017
Earlier in the summer, Seattle-based nonprofit Childhaven established the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program, with Vicky Cornell pledging $100,000 as part of the mission to help children and families overcome the effects of trauma. Ranked on a scale ...
Pop Punk Icon Has ‘Severe’ Depression Like Chris Cornell & Chester Bennington: ‘Medication Didn’t Help’
  –  November 13, 2017
I knew there were people out there who were affected by mental health and who listened to my music, so I told him to put the video ... because things are too fucked up right now. Chris Cornell is gone, Chester is gone – and that’s just the high profile ...
The Emotional Letter Chris Cornell's Wife Wrote Him After His Death Brings All The Feels
  –  November 10, 2017
I love you more than anyone has ever loved anyone in the history of loving and more than anyone ever will. Always and forever, Your Vicky Chris Cornell may be gone, but he'll never be forgotten. His music and spirit will live on forever. RIP, my friend.
2. SOLITUDE: Meditation for Everyone | The Power of Music: Chris Cornell | NYC Photographer brings Strangers Together
  –  November 6, 2017
Episode 2. Each episode, however loose or focused it may seem, is centered around a common theme. This week the theme is SOLITUDE. Typically, each episode breaks down into 3 main parts. This time those 3 are: Thoughts on Meditation; The music of ...
Adam Levine Paid Tribute To Chris Cornell With A Haunting Rendition Of His Song ‘Seasons’
  –  November 2, 2017
In the wake of Chris Cornell’s tragic death earlier this year, a tidal wave of tributes poured in from nearly all corners of the music industry, as fans of the Soundgarden frontman lined up to pay homage to one of the greatest voices of his generation.
Hear Adam Levine Cover Chris Cornell’s “Seasons” On Howard Stern
  –  November 1, 2017
In the months since legendary Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell passed away, many artists — including a few unexpected ones — have paid tribute to the man by covering his music. And on Howard Stern yesterday, we got a truly surprising Cornell salute.
Maroon 5 Pay Tribute to Chris Cornell With Acoustic 'Seasons' Cover on 'Stern' Show
  –  October 31, 2017
"When I said I miss Chris Cornell earlier, I just miss... I would have loved to meet him. I deeply regret not getting to meet him. But his music was so unbelievably influential on all of us." Describing how he and the rest of Maroon 5 were obsessed with ...
Adam Levine and Maroon 5 Perform a Live Tribute to Chris Cornell With ‘Seasons’ Cover
  –  October 31, 2017
“This is probably my favorite Chris Cornell song,” Adam said of “Seasons” before ... “I deeply regret not getting to meet him, but his music was so unbelievably influential on all of us,” Adam said of Cornell. Check out audio of Adam Levine ...
Prophets of Rage honor Chris Cornell at Voodoo festival
  –  October 28, 2017
“We lost a very good friend and musical comrade in Chris Cornell. Please give him an enormous Louisiana ... s “Territorial Pissings” during their raw set in the Toyota Music Den. The latter performance was possibly a nod to Dave Grohl, whose Foo ...

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