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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Birthday
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 - 2 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 - 4 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 - 9 months
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 - 9 months
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 - 9 months
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 - 9 months
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 - 9 months
The two musicians were very close friends.....
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Inside the bond Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington shared
ABC News - 9 months
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 - 11 months
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 - 11 months
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 - 11 months
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 50
    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 49
    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 47
    Cornell continued his 'Songbook' tour in Europe and the US during 2012 and 2013 to further acclaim.
  • 2011
    Age 46
    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 44
    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 43
    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 42
    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 41
    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 40
    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 39
    He and Silver divorced in 2004.
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  • 2002
    Age 37
    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.
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  • 2000
    Age 35
    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.
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  • 1999
    Age 34
    Cornell performed two of those coinciding with the debut of the album on September 21 and 22, 1999 at the Henry Fonda Theater in Hollywood California.
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    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.
  • 1998
    Age 33
    In 1998, Cornell began working on material for a solo album on which he collaborated with Alain Johannes and Natasha Shneider of the band Eleven.
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  • 1997
    Age 32
    In 1997, Soundgarden received another Grammy nomination, for the lead single "Pretty Noose".
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  • 1995
    Age 30
    The album was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995.
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  • TWENTIES
  • 1992
    Age 27
    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.
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  • 1991
    Age 26
    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.
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  • 1988
    Age 23
    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.
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  • 1986
    Age 21
    In 1986, Sundquist, who by that point had a wife and a child, decided to leave the band and spend time with his family.
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  • 1985
    Age 20
    In 1985, the band enlisted Scott Sundquist as the drummer to allow Cornell to concentrate on vocals.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 1984
    Age 19
    Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, Thayil and Yamamoto with Cornell originally on drums and vocals.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1964
    Born
    Born on July 20, 1964.
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