A moment of utter shock: waking up on the morning of May 18 2017 to discover that Chris Cornell, the pipes behind Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog, has passed away at age 52. One of the greatest (if not the greatest) set of lungs behind the grunge era is gone.
According to the BBC, Cornell played a concert with Soundgarden last night in Detroit. His passing was “sudden and unexpected”. The family is asking for privacy at this time.
What are your memories of Chris Cornell? For us it’s the psychedelic and insane video for “Jesus Christ Pose”, a landmark of the grunge era and a showcase for his finest lead vocals.
R.I.P Chris Cornell.