Born Christopher John Boyle, Chris Cornell was a rock musician who served as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band ‘Soundgarden’ and vocalist for ‘Audioslave.’ He earned most of his wealth through his music sales and tours.
He has released several solo albums and Audioslave. On the night of May 17, 2017, after a Soundgarden concert in Detroit, Chris Cornell dies in his hotel room. According to the autopsy, the singer took his own life. After a strictly private ceremony, cremation and burial at Hollywood Forever Cemetery, held on May 23, the funeral is held on May 26, which is attended by Cornell's family, colleagues and friends, including ex-wife and manager Susan Silver.
bandmates in Soundgarden, Jerry Cantrell, Courtney Love, Tom Morello, actors Brad Pitt and Christian Bale. Cornell is buried in the Garden of Legends, near Johnny Ramone's cenotaph. At Cornell's death, the wave of dismay that sweeps the music scene is enormous, especially among those who have known him: "I'm selfish, I admit I'm sad at the thought of never seeing you again, not playing together again, or basking in your gesture of approval, or being a part of your life.
It was a gift to spend time with you, it was yours. time and you shared it with us, thank you. You were too much, your talent was amazing. The songs, the words, the voice, how could you have all three. And, not so obvious, your wicked sense of humor and your playfulness.
" "The last person I expected such a thing from. Chris influenced me on an artistic and personal level. He set an example on what to do and what not to do, and I followed him. He played an important role in the take a specific direction.
You don't need this shit, you don't need this bullshit: you need the music. It was deep and emotional, I feel an affinity with authors like him. " In February 2018, a posthumous single by Cornell, You Never Knew My Mind, was released, contained in the album Johnny Cash: Forever Words, a tribute by various artists to Johnny Cash In 2019, Cornell was awarded a posthumous Grammy award for Best Rock Performance for the song When Bad Does Good.
In the same year, in Los Angeles, a tribute concert to Cornell, I Am the Highway, is held with numerous artists who try their hand at Cornell songs. Participating, among others, Josh Homme with Rusty Cage, the Melvins with Spoonman, Dave Grohl, Robert Trujillo & Audioslave with Show Me How to Live.
During the evening, introduced by Soundgarden, Stone Gossard (Green River, Mother Love Bone, Temple of the dog and Pearl Jam) gives a speech recalling the importance of Cornell for the Seattle music scene. In 2020, the production of a docufilm on the life of Cornell, conceived, written and produced by Brad Pitt, was announced.