Vale Chris Cornell, 1964-2017
Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is best known as lead vocalist for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He had seemingly survived the demons that had taken so many of his Seattle Grunge contemporaries.
❝ Chris Cornell died early Thursday morning. His band Soundgarden played a show on Wednesday night at the Fox Theater in Detroit. Two hours after the show ended, he was gone. …
But Chris Cornell died of suicide on May 17, 2017, at the age of 52. He was a dad. He was a philanthropist. He was becoming an elder statesman of rock. He was a grown up. Cornell was aging gracefully, even doing that thing where some guys get better looking as they get older. He got Soundgarden back together, and they made a great new album a couple years ago. His voice still had all the power and strength it had displayed in his youth. Much like the rest of us, the world had kicked his ass a couple times, and he survived.❞
— It’s not what you think (2017-May-20) [The First Ten Words by Rich Larson]
You can call Lifeline on 13 11 14, Kids Helpline on 1800 551 800, Mensline Australia on 1300 789 978 or the Suicide Call Back Service 1300 659 467.
And now for some music …
♫ Soundgarden – Rusty Cage
♫ Audioslave – Show Me How to Live
♫ Soundgarden – Fell On Black Days
♫ Audioslave – I Am The Highway