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Chris Cornell

Singer-songwriter + Musician
Male
Born Jul 20, 1964

Chris Cornell is an American rock musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Soundgarden and as the former lead vocalist for Audioslave. He is also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, in addition to being the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his former roommate, Andrew Wood.… Read More

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CHILDHOOD

1964 Birth Born on July 20, 1964.

TEENAGE

1984 19 Years Old Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, Thayil and Yamamoto with Cornell originally on drums and vocals.

TWENTIES

1985 - 1986 2 More Events
1988 23 Years Old Though the band was being courted by major labels, in 1988 they signed to SST Records to release their debut album, Ultramega OK (1988), for which they earned a Grammy Award nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1990. … Read More
1991 26 Years Old The song "Jesus Christ Pose" and its music video was the subject of widespread controversy in 1991, and the video was removed from MTV's playlist. "Rusty Cage" was later covered by Johnny Cash on his 1996 album, Unchained. … Read More
1992 27 Years Old Badmotorfinger was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance in 1992. It was also ranked number 45 in the October 2006 issue of Guitar World on the magazine's list of the 100 greatest guitar albums of all time. Superunknown became the band's breakthrough album. Upon its release in March 1994, Superunknown debuted at number one on the Billboard 200. … Read More

THIRTIES

1995 - 1998 3 More Events
1999 34 Years Old 1 More Event
In his first ever solo tour Cornell spent seven months on the road from September 13, 1999 to March 7, 2000 playing 61 shows in support of Euphoria Morning.
2000 35 Years Old The album proved commercially unsuccessful although the album's single "Can't Change Me" was nominated for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance at the 2000 Grammy Awards. … Read More
2002 37 Years Old Their debut album, Audioslave, released in November 2002, spawned hits such as "Cochise", "Like a Stone" and "Show Me How to Live", and has reached triple platinum status in the United States. … Read More
2004 39 Years Old 1 More Event
…  He and Silver divorced in 2004. … Read More

FORTIES

2005 - 2006 3 More Events
On February 15, 2007, Cornell officially announced his departure from Audioslave, stating that "Due to irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences, I am permanently leaving the band Audioslave. … Read More
2008 43 Years Old 1 More Event
The song was also nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
Cornell worked with producer Timbaland on his most recent studio album, Scream, which was released on March 10, 2009. … Read More
2010 45 Years Old 1 More Event
Cornell sang one song (which he co-wrote) on Slash, Slash's solo record released in April 2010. … Read More
In January 2011 Cornell announced his solo acoustic 'Songbook' tour, following on from a series of acclaimed solo acoustic shows in Los Angeles during 2009 and 2010. … Read More
2012 47 Years Old 1 More Event
Cornell continued his 'Songbook' tour in Europe and the US during 2012 and 2013 to further acclaim.

FIFTIES

2015 50 Years Old 1 More Event
In January 2015, Cornell announced via his Twitter account that he was in the studio recording a new solo album, although no further details have yet been released. … Read More
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