Chris Cornell

Singer-songwriter, Musician Chris Cornell

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.
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20 July 1964
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Willie Nelson, Chris Cornell, Alison Krauss and more set Johnny Cash writings to music in 'Forever Words'
LATimes - 6 months
Chris Cornell, Rosanne Cash, Elvis Costello, Alison Krauss & Union Station and Willie Nelson are among the more than dozen major rock, pop, country and bluegrass artists contributing to an ambitious project setting recently unearthed Johnny Cash poetry, lyrics and letters to music. The resulting...
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UCLA Law School to create Chris Cornell Scholarship with $1-million endowment gift
LATimes - 8 months
The Chris Cornell Scholarship, named for the late Soundgarden/Audioslave singer and songwriter, is being launched at the UCLA School of Law with a gift of $1 million from a coalition led by the late musician’s wife, Vicky Cornell. “This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared...
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Chris Cornell's daughter performs tribute to her late father
ABC News - about 1 year
Toni Cornell, the 12-year-old daughter of late singer Chris Cornell joined the band OneRepublic onstage live on "Good Morning America."
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Chester Bennington Mural Stops Traffic on the 101 Freeway in LA - E! Online
Google News - about 1 year
E! Online Chester Bennington Mural Stops Traffic on the 101 Freeway in LA E! Online If you're stuck in traffic trying to get on the 101 freeway in Los Angeles, you may be able to take a few moments to gaze upon a familiar face. A 20-foot mural of Chester Bennington, Linkin Park's frontman who died at age 41 last month, has been ... ALICE COOPER Was 'Unbelievably Shocked' By CHRIS CORNELL's SuicideBLABBERMOUTH.NET Coldplay's Chris Martin Pays Tribute to Chester Bennington With 'Crawling' CoverVariety Fans memorializing Chester Bennington around the worldCNN Loudwire -Billboard -Diffuser.fm -Alternative Press all 177 news articles »
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Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell
NYTimes - about 1 year
A conversation about two singers in different bands who left significant musical and emotional legacies, on Popcast.
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Popcast: Celebrating Two of Rock’s Big Voices, Chester Bennington and Chris Cornell
NYTimes - about 1 year
A conversation about two singers in different bands who left significant musical and emotional legacies, on Popcast.
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Read Chester Bennington's heartbreaking letter to Chris Cornell: 'Can't imagine a world without you'
Fox News - about 1 year
The two musicians were very close friends.....
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Inside the bond Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington shared
ABC News - about 1 year
The music world lost two rock icons -- Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington -- within months of each other.
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Former bandmates remember Chris Cornell with empty spotlight
abc News - about 1 year
Some of Chris Cornell's former bandmates have paid tribute to the late singer by performing one of his hits with a spotlight trained on the microphone
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Chris Cornell used prescription drugs before death, toxicology report says
CNN - about 1 year
Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell had several prescription drugs in his system at the time of his death, according a toxicology report obtained by CNN.
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Chris Cornell autopsy report finds drugs didn't contribute to death
CBS News - about 1 year
Soundgarden frontman had sedatives and an anxiety drug in his system on the night he died by hanging himself
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Timeline
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    FIFTIES
  • 2015
    Age 51
    On January 30, 2015, Cornell joined Mike McCready and Barrett Martin plus Duff McKagan, the Seattle Symphony and others in a special 'Sonic Evolution' concert at Seattle's Benaroya Hall in a tribute to Mad Season.
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    Cornell's new studio album, Higher Truth, was released on September 18, 2015.
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    In January 2015, Cornell announced via his Twitter account that he was in the studio recording a new solo album.
  • FORTIES
  • 2014
    Age 50
    Peter was the frontman for the New York-based rock band Black Market Radio and released a new solo album, Champion, in 2014.
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  • 2012
    Age 48
    Cornell continued his 'Songbook' tour in Europe and the US during 2012 and 2013 to further acclaim.
  • 2011
    Age 47
    In November 2011 Cornell released Songbook, an acoustic live album featuring songs recorded during Cornell's 'Songbook' tour in North America.
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    In August 2011 Cornell released "The Keeper", an original song written for the Marc Forster directed 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher and nominated in 2012 for a Golden Globe..
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    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.
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  • 2009
    Age 45
    On September 11, 2009, Cornell performed John Lennon's "Imagine" on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.
    On April 2, 2009, Cornell took over Atlanta Rock station, Project 961, WKLS.
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    Cornell worked with producer Timbaland on his studio album Scream, which was released on March 10, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 44
    In 2008, Cornell was featured on the Main Stage of Linkin Park's Projekt Revolution tour.
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    The song was also nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media at the 2008 Grammy Awards.
  • 2007
    Age 43
    These shows formed part of his own ongoing world tour which began in April 2007 and continued into 2008 and 2009.
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    In 2007, Cornell appeared as support to Aerosmith on at least two legs of their 2007 world tour—Dublin, London, and Hyde Park—and to Linkin Park in Australia and New Zealand.
    On June 5, 2007, Cornell released his second solo album, Carry On, produced by Steve Lillywhite.
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    A promotional CD for his solo album, Carry On, was released in March 2007, titled The Roads We Choose – A Retrospective.
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    This song became the first song recorded for his solo album, which he began work on in 2007.
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    As the other three members were busy with the Rage Against the Machine reunion with de la Rocha coming back, and Morello and Cornell had each released solo albums in 2007, Audioslave officially disbanded.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 42
    News about Cornell's departure emerged in July 2006, when insiders stated that after the third album he would leave to pursue for a solo career.
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    They went into hiatus to allow Cornell to complete "You Know My Name", the theme song for the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, and Morello to pursue his own solo work under the moniker of The Nightwatchman.
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  • 2005
    Age 41
    Audioslave's second album, Out of Exile, was released in May 2005 and debuted at number one on the U.S. charts.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2004
    Age 40
    He and Silver divorced in 2004.
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  • 2002
    Age 38