Chris Cornell, Soundgarden Frontman Dies At 52

By Creative Media Times

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American musician, singer and songwriter Chris Cornell passed away unexpectedly at the age of 52. The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman was found dead early this morning from a “possible suicide”.

Cornell is widely regarded as one of the architects of the grunge movement of the 90s. He’s been voted one of the “Best Singers Of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and one of the “Greatest Voices in Music” by MTV. He formed Soundgarden in 1984 together with original members Kim Thayil and Hiro Yamamoto who left and replaced on the bass by Jason Everman until the band got settled with Ben Shepherd. With the band, Cornell achieve worldwide commercial and critical success with their breakthrough fourth album ‘Superunknown’, which was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Rock Album in 1995.

In 1999, Cornell released a solo album “Euphoria Morning” which spawned “Can’t Change Me” for which he was nominated at the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance. Cornell was working on his second album when he decided to join forces with Rage Against The Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk to form Audioslave. The band proved to be another critical and commercial success, and in 1995 became the first American rock band to play outdoors in Cuba.

Cornell passed away after performing with Soundgarden in Fox Theatre Wednesday night at Detroit, Michigan. Shortly after, tweets poured in from fans and various musicians.