Devastating news tonight with confirmation that Soundgarden and Audioslave singer Chris Cornell has passed away.
While I wouldn’t normally post on non-Tool related news, I expect this news hits hard for many Fourtheye reader who like myself found Soundgarden to be staple of their listening habits. Chris’ voice was one that was very rarely matching in music, and will be sorely missed.
Too all my readers out there, if you’re ever feeling down, or just need someone to talk to, there is always help available. I’m happy to chat most of the time, and there are plenty of other avenues to get help.
A life changing moment for me hearing Jesus Christ Pose for the first time –
before I heard Nirvana. I was 13 then and into Metallica, Megadeth etc.. They bridged the gap between metal and grunge. This is probably more shocking to me than Kurt. Puts everything into perspective. RIP
RIP to one of the better vocalists that came out of the early 90’s alt rock movement.
Well done, HB.
This is unbelievable (and) sad.
RIP to one of the greatest voices in Rock music.
I will never forget Keenan and Cornell vocalizing together live on “Peace, Love & Understanding”. 2 of my absolute favorite vocalists. I always wish I could teleport just before a death and stop it. Grunge music is deeply a part of me, Chris Cornell is legend, and now an epic legacy.
Keep it alive Pearl Jam and Mudhoney, you’re all we’ve got now.
Yeah this fucking sucks… Fucking dude was masterful.
feeling really shocked by this. Soundgarden was probably #3 for me in terms of the Seattle scene behind Nirvana and Alice in Chains… he was insanely talented and will be missed.
Its taken all fans by surprise, truly shocking news. Lucky to see him play with both Soundgarden and Audioslave. Also happy to see the latter part of your post outline the only silver lining in all this…people reminding others, even strangers, who are in need that someone is there to help.
Sad, sad day.
Excellent choice of a tribute song.
Chris had a lot of problems with depression.
A lot of demons.
Just reading most of his lyrics on ‘Superunkown’ makes it brutally clear.
It’s very sad that it has ended this way.