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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 Chris Cornell’s Final Music Video

Earlier this year, two months before his sudden and shocking death, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell shared the intense solo ballad "The Promise." The song was…
Tom Breihan | June 20, 2017 - 1:08 pm

Fan Selling Ticket Stub Autographed By Chris Cornell In His Final Hour

Last month, Chris Cornell died of an apparent suicide in his Detroit hotel room, but he was in rock-star mode in his last hours. It…
Tom Breihan | June 15, 2017 - 9:28 am

Watch Death Cab For Cutie Cover Soundgarden’s “Fell On Black Days” In Seattle

Last night, Death Cab For Cutie and the Decemberists put on Cascadia Resists, a Seattle acoustic benefit show to support the ACLU and Planned Parenthood.
Peter Helman | June 10, 2017 - 11:57 am

Watch Guns N’ Roses Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun”

The latest band to pay tribute to the late Chris Cornell: Guns N' Roses, who covered "Black Hole Sun" during their gig at Meath, Ireland's…
Chris DeVille | May 27, 2017 - 9:49 pm

Chris Cornell’s Funeral: Chester Bennington Sings “Hallejulah,” Mourners Include Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains, Hole, Soundgarden Members

Among those who attended Chris Cornell's private memorial today were his Soundgarden bandmates Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron; Pearl Jam's Jeff Ament; Nirvana's Krist Novoselic;…
Associated Press | May 26, 2017 - 5:07 pm

Chris Cornell Once Wore A “Black Hole Sun” Costume To A Halloween Party With The Theme “Your Favorite Song”

For decades, the late Chris Cornell was good friends with another iconic Seattle classic-rock howler, Heart's Ann Wilson. Wilson and her sister and bandmate Nancy…
Tom Breihan | May 26, 2017 - 9:20 am

Becoming Chris Cornell: Inside The Early Days Of Soundgarden

Evan Schiller didn’t know Chris Cornell very well -- when it came down to it, few people really did -- but the drummer for the…
Mark Yarm / Billboard | May 25, 2017 - 2:48 pm

Soundgarden, Audioslave Black Out Facebook Pages

It's now been a week since Chris Cornell suddenly and shockingly took his own life. The other members of Soundgarden have yet to give any…
Tom Breihan | May 25, 2017 - 2:11 pm

Chris Cornell’s Wife Vicky Shares Letter To Late Husband

Chris Cornell's wife Vicky has written a letter addressed to her late husband and shared it with Billboard. Read it below.
James Rettig | May 24, 2017 - 4:41 pm

Watch Norah Jones Cover Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” In Tribute To Chris Cornell

Last night, Norah Jones played a show at Detroit's Fox Theatre, the same venue where Soundgarden played their final show mere hours before frontman Chris
Tom Breihan | May 24, 2017 - 8:44 am

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
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