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Chris Cornell 1964-2017: Paying Tribute to the Legendary Soundgarden Frontman

We will never know what went on in the mind of Chris Cornell after he left the Detroit Fox Theater on the night of May 17. He’d just played a well-received show with his iconic grunge-era band, Soundgarden. But just a few hours later, he was found dead on the bathroom floor in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel. A coroner later ruled his death a suicide by hanging.Cornell’s passing, at age... …

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Credits Soundgarden As Inspiration for "Enter Sandman" Riff

It turns out one of Metallica's most popular guitar riffs owes a little something to Soundgarden. “Soundgarden had just put out Louder Than Love. I was trying to capture their at­titude toward big, heavy riffs,” Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett told Rolling Stone in 2008.“It was two o’clock in the morning. I put it on tape and didn’t think about it. When [drummer] Lars [Ulrich] heard the riff,... …

Watch Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog Cover Zeppelin, Sabbath and Bowie

Temple of the Dog—a supergroup that featured members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden (including Chris Cornell)—enjoyed a successful 25th anniversary tour late last year.Although the bulk of the just-reunited band's set lists was pulled from their self-titled 1991 album, they also paid tribute to a few of their heroes, including Led Zeppelin, the Cure, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and Free. They even... …

Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform Chris Cornell Tributes

As expected, several popular artists have been honoring the late Chris Cornell by performing his music.Late last week, we shared Megadeth's performance of Soundgarden's "Outshined." Today we bring you two tributes by members of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.Last Thursday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performed "Seasons," a solo Cornell track from the film... …

Chris Cornell’s Family: Prescription Drugs Might Have Influenced His Suicide

The family of Chris Cornell has issued a statement that questions a coroner’s report that he took his own life early Thursday, May 18. According to the report, Cornell's death was a suicide by hanging.“Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris—or if any substances contributed to his demise,” read the family's statement.The family also said Cornell, who... …

Watch Megadeth Perform Soundgarden's "Outshined" As Tribute to Chris Cornell

While performing in Tokyo yesterday, Dave Mustaine and Megadeth took a moment to remember Chris Cornell, whose death was announced just a few hours earlier.“Chris Cornell from Soundgarden died today," a clearly emotional Mustaine told the audience. "When I found out, I was so sad."After silencing a heckler (who possibly didn't understand Mustaine's announcement about Cornell), he continued: “We... …

Chris Cornell’s Death Being Investigated As a Suicide

A representative for the Detroit Police has told Variety that Chris Cornell's death is being investigated as a suicide, although he emphasized that it's too early to make any conclusions.“At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel,” the Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. “It appears as though a family friend was checking up on Cornell... …

Watch Chris Cornell's Final Performance with Soundgarden

As reported earlier today, Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell died last night, May 17, in Detroit, just hours after a Soundgarden show at the Fox Theatre. He was 52, and his death was sudden and a complete shock to friends, family—and the rest of the world.Below, we've provided clips from his final performance. Soundgarden's Fox Theatre set was packed with favorites, including ... …

Chris Cornell, Soundgarden and Audioslave Frontman, Dead at 52

Singer Chris Cornell, best known for fronting Soundgarden and Audioslave, died Wednesday night, May 17. He was 52.Cornell was in Detroit performing at the Fox Theatre with Soundgarden, which had kicked off a U.S. tour last month.Brian Bumbery, Cornell's representative, called the singer's passing "sudden and unexpected" in a statement to CNN."His wife Vicky and family were shocked to learn of... …

Chris Cornell Performs “Black Hole Sun” on ‘CBS This Morning’

Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell appeared on CBS This Morning on April 22 and played three songs, including the Soundgarden hit “Black Hole Sun.” Video of his performance—including his solo single “Higher Truth” and “The Promise,” which he composed for the film of the same name—are streaming below.During the interview, Cornell discussed his solo career and side projects for films. His soundtrack... …

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