Sad news hits the us today on May 18, 2017 with the death of Chris Cornell (July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017). 

Chris Cornell, lead vocalist for Soundgarden passed away last night in his MGM Grand Detroit hotel in Detroit. In addition to his prosperous solo career Cornell was the front man for Audioslave and Temple of the Dogs.

It’s hard to see another rocker we all love pass away. Soundgarden was the first band signed by a major record label, ushering in the the Grunge phase of the 1990s. The Grunge Sound included Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam and many others, but Cornell’s unique four-octive vocal range set Soundgarden apart from their peers and helped the band maintain success over decades.

Sir Elton John and Bush frontman Gavin Rosdale have posted messages on social media mourning his loss. Those close to him including band mates are said to be shocked by his sudden death. Today we mourn his loss with the the world.

Chris Cornell joins a growing list of rock greats gone too soon – Kurt Cobain of Nirvana (February 20, 1967 – April 5, 1994), Layne Staley (August 22, 1967 – April 5, 2002) of Alice in Chains and recently David Bowie (8 January 1947 – 10 January 2016).

Chris Cornell was active on his twitter @ChrisCornell and tweeted just before the Detroit concert at the Fox Theater.

For millions of fans this is a heartbreaking loss of an icon. The cause of death was determined to be suicide by hanging (Wikipedia).

Soundgarden (May 13, 2017)

Audioslave (April 22, 2005)

 

We at UnRated Magazine wish the family of Chris Cornell all our prayers and condolences. Chris Cornell will be missed.  Soundgarden was scheduled to perform at Rock on the Range tomorrow on May 19. Rest in Peace.

To learn more about Chris Cornell check out Wikipedia.

 

 

 

Video performance of Soundgarden at Fox Theater in Detroit, MI, USA on May 17, 2017