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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Chris Cornell’s Relative Saw ‘Glimpse Of The Truth’ And ‘Malice’
  –  February 20, 2018
In mid December Photocoyote posted a piece of artwork featuring Chris Cornell and his brother Peter ... Like so many, your love of the man and his music pours out in your art and your words. Your observation of the last 6 months is so spot on.
‘Johnny Cash: Forever Words’ Tribute Album Features Kacey Musgraves, Chris Cornell and More
  –  February 9, 2018
Kacey Musgraves, Alison Krauss and Union Station, the late Chris Cornell and others have given the unpublished written works of the Man in Black new life, adding music to Johnny Cash's found poetry and writing for an upcoming tribute album ...
New Johnny Cash Album To Feature Chris Cornell
  –  February 9, 2018
Before his untimely death, the late Chris Cornell recorded a track for it with The Jayhawks ... With the death of Johnny Cash two weeks ago, music’s Mount Rushmore finally crumbled. From the hell-raising country outlaw of the ’60s to his final ...
Chris Cornell and Alison Krauss among all-star line-up for new Johnny Cash album
  –  February 8, 2018
An album of previously unseen Johnny Cash lyrics and poems has been transformed into new music by an all-star line-up including the late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell. Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss, Willie Nelson and Cash’s eldest daughter ...
'Johnny Cash: Forever Words' Collection to Feature Covers By Chris Cornell, Rosanne Cash, Willie Nelson & More
  –  February 8, 2018
The collection will transform phrases left behind by the Man in Black into songs by late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell, Ruston Kelly & Kacey ... "Continuing the close-to-home theme, the music then transitions to the deeply personal 'To June This ...
Elvis Costello, Chris Cornell, Alison Krauss, & More Set Johnny Cash Poems To Music On New Tribute Album
  –  February 8, 2018
Johnny Cash released scores of albums during his lifetime, and in the 15 years since his death, a whole lot of his unreleased music has come out, as well. But Cash didn’t get around to recording everything he wrote, and a new compilation has enlisted ...
'Johnny Cash: Forever Words' to Feature Chris Cornell, Willie Nelson
  –  February 8, 2018
The icon's words will be set to music and performed by an all-star lineup that includes Chris Cornell, Willie Nelson, Elvis Costello, Rosanne Cash and John Mellencamp, among others. Co-produced by Johnny and June Carter Cash's son John Carter Cash ...
New Details Revealed for Johnny Cash Tribute Album Featuring Chris Cornell, Elvis Costello, and More
  –  February 8, 2018
Last June, Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash announced he was producing a tribute album for his father, featuring music from Chris Cornell, Kacey Musgraves, Brad Paisley, Jewel, T-Bone Burnett, and more. The record, titled Johnny Cash: Forever Words ...
Chris Cornell's Family Make Their First Red Carpet Appearance Since The Singer's Death
  –  January 29, 2018
Chris Cornell's family made their first red carpet appearance at ... Scores of fans gathered outside to show their respects to the iconic rocker while music from his bands Soundgarden and Audioslave played from a portable speaker. A public viewing followed ...


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