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Chris Cornell

American singer-songwriter, musician

Chris Cornell

American singer-songwriter, musician
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birthday
20th
July, 1964
Death
18th
May, 2017
Birth Place
Seattle, Washington, U.S.
Birth Sign
cancer
Biography

Christopher John Cornell (n Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American singer, songwriter, and musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He also had a solo career and contributed to soundtracks. Cornell was also the founder and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
Cornell is considered one of the key figures of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), and Higher Truth (2015); the live album Songbook (2011); and two compilations, The Roads We Choose (2007) and Chris Cornell (2018), the latter released posthumously. He 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 “You Know My Name”, the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. His last solo release before his death was the charity single “The Promise”, written for the ending credits for the 2016 film of the same name.
Across his entire catalog, Cornell sold 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, and 300 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. alone, as well as over 30 million records worldwide. He was nominated for 16 Grammy Awards, winning three. He was voted “Rock’s Greatest Singer” by readers of Guitar World, and ranked No. 4 on the list of “Heavy Metal’s All-Time Top 100 Vocalists” by Hit Parader, No. 9 on the list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and No. 12 on MTV’s “22 Greatest Voices in Music”.
Cornell struggled with depression for most of his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert an hour earlier at the Fox Theatre. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

cause of death

Suicide

instruments played
drums
Guitar
Vocals
Associated Acts

Soundgarden Audioslave Pearl Jam Temple of the Dog Center for Disease Control Boys M.A.C.C. Heart Mad Season

Children

3

Genres

Alternative metal heavy metal grunge alternative rock hard rock

Labels

SST Sub Pop A&M Epic Suretone Interscope Mosley

Occupation

Singer songwriter musician

Relatives

Peter Cornell (brother)

Resting Place

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Spouses

Susan Silver (m. 1990; div. 2004) Vicky Karayiannis (m. 2004)

Years Active

1984 2017

Name

Chris Cornell

Nationality

United States of America

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