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Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording "Black Hole Sun," which was…
Dan Weiss | May 19, 2017 - 3:39 pm

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find. …
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

10 Best Songs

The 10 Best Soundgarden Songs

**This piece originally ran in 2013, and engaged with topics central to Soundgarden's work, including depression, addiction, and suicide. At the time, these seemed to…
Ryan Leas | May 18, 2017 - 5:45 pm

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Watch Eric Church Cover Soundgarden’s “Rusty Cage” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

Nashville country star Eric Church is apparently a grunge fan. He covered Pearl Jam's "Better Man" during a recent show outside Seattle, and last night…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 7:46 pm

Watch Ryan Adams Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

Ryan Adams honored Chris Cornell by covering Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" during his concert in Auckland, New Zealand last night. Similarly, Metallica's Robert Trujillo incorporated…
Peter Helman | May 21, 2017 - 5:21 pm

Chris Cornell Police Report Details The Hours Before Singer’s Death

The Detroit News has obtained a police report detailing the hours before and after Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell’s death early Thursday morning. According to the…
Taylor Berman / Spin | May 19, 2017 - 3:43 pm

Chris Cornell: Grunge Legends Pay Tribute

Since news of Chris Cornell's death broke early yesterday morning, friends and bandmates have begun to pay tribute. Now remembrances from his peers in the…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2017 - 2:12 pm

Chris Cornell Tribute: Watch Megadeth Cover Soundgarden’s “Outshined”

Last night, Megadeth paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell by performing Soundgarden's "Outshined" at their show in Tokyo. Before launching into the song, Dave…
James Rettig | May 19, 2017 - 9:25 am

Chris Cornell Tribute: Watch Heart’s Ann Wilson Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

Chris Cornell's sudden and shocking death this week has revealed the music world's depths of admiration for his music. One of those talented admirers is…
Chris DeVille | May 19, 2017 - 9:18 am

Chris Cornell’s Family Disputes He Killed Himself

The family of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is disputing "inferences that Chris knowingly and intentionally" killed himself. …
Associated Press | May 19, 2017 - 8:41 am

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The Power Child: 20 Great Chris Cornell Moments

When an iconic figure dies -- and too many have died lately -- a simple eulogy, even an empathetic and observant and beautifully written one,…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

Kim Thayil Gave Update On Soundgarden’s Next Album Prior To Chris Cornell’s Death

Soundgarden has not yet revealed what its plans are in the wake of frontman Chris Cornell's suicide Wednesday night in Detroit. But prior to the tragic…
Gary Graff / Billboard | May 18, 2017 - 4:57 pm

Watch Chris Cornell Sing His Final Song At Last Night’s Soundgarden Show

This morning, we woke up to the awful news that Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died last night at the way-too-young age of 52. Soundgarden had…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 8:57 am

Detroit Police Investigating Chris Cornell Death As ‘Possible Suicide’

Police in Detroit tell Billboard that they are investigating Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell's death as a possible suicide, though it is too early in the…
Gil Kaufman / Billboard | May 18, 2017 - 8:44 am

R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell has died. The New York Times reports that the longtime Soundgarden frontman passed away on Wednesday night in Detroit after playing a Soundgarden…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 6:04 am
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