For the 90’s Kids:
In Memoriam Chris Cornell
By Anthony Ken
One of the most incredible voices of the 90s generation has died. Chris Cornell, after having performed in Detroit with recently united Soundgarden, was found unresponsive in his hotel room.
We remember Cornell and his impressive body of work.
Cochise – Audioslave
Everyone was wondering what the announced collaboration between Cornell and members of Rage Against the Machine would be like. The debut single “Cochise” did not disappoint.
Like A Stone – Audioslave
During the latter days of Soundgarden, Cornell would release solo songs that would show his sentimental side. With Audioslave, he would realize this song with a full band that is not associated with the grunge scene.
Outshined – Soundgarden
For many fans who grew up in the 90s, Cornell’s body of work with Soundgarden will be the ones that matter the most. Badmotorfinger would release around the same time Nirvana’s Never Mind and Pearl Jam’s Ten blew open the grunge scene. While Soundgarden was, ahem , outshined by Pearl Jam and Nirvana, Cornell and crew did not mind at all. They have their own beat to march to.
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Soundgarden would eventually find fame and fortune with the release of the critically-acclaimed and commercially successful Superunknown.