Singer Chris Cornell Has Died at Age 52

Ausiliatrice Cristiano
Mag 19, 2017

During November 2016, Cornell did a handful of shows with the grunge supergroup formed on a whim, Temple of A Dog, which included members from both Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Temple of the Dog was originally formed to honor the memory of late Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who passed away in 1990 due to substance abuse. The circumstances surrounding the death weren't immediately clear, but his representative Brian Bumbery said it was "sudden and unexpected". His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of his sudden and unexpected passing, and th. Lead singer Chris Cornell, blessed with a voice that could alternately roar and wail, and that was more obviously founded in the blues than punk - the album they were promoting, Ultramega OK, featured a cover of Howlin' Wolf's Smokestack Lightning - performed stripped to the waist in classic Robert Plant-ish rock Adonis style.

Hours before his death, Cornell was performing with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox theater. In addition to reforming Soundgarden, Cornell reunited with Audioslave earlier this year at the Trump-protesting Anti-Inaugural Ball, the band's first performance in more than a decade. Their 1991 album Badmotorfinger solidified the band for great success in their future days. Alice in Chains' original singer, Layne Staley, died from a drug overdose in 2002.

In 2001, Cornell joined with three former members of Rage Against the Machine to form Audioslave.

Cornell, who was known for his dynamic vocals, which ranged from a soft melodic croon to a window-shattering scream, started his career with the cover band the Shemps, which also featured bassist Hiro Yamamoto and later, guitarist Kim Thayil.

The 52-year-old Cornell was on tour and performed Wednesday night in Detroit with Soundgarden. "It's what we missed when we weren't a band".

Cornell's death flooded Twitter with scores of people expressing sadness.

Cornell said he offered minimal explanation for his songs, because he wanted fans to come up with their own meanings.

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