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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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Chris Cornell’s Daughter Shares Unreleased Duet With Him “Nothing Compares 2 U”

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life last May. Since his death, there have been heartfelt covers and tributes, an unreleased track, poems, a…
Julia Gray | June 17, 2018 - 1:19 pm

Tool Dedicate Rock On The Range Set To Chris Cornell

Tool were the headliners for the final night of the Rock on the Range festival in Columbus, Ohio on May 20th. As part of their…
Israel Daramola / Spin | May 21, 2018 - 10:38 am

Chris Cornell Died 1 Year Ago Today, Public Vigil Being Held Tonight In LA

A year ago today, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room at the way-too-young age of 52. Today marks…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2018 - 8:49 am

Jared Leto Sings A Mashup Of David Bowie, Prince, George Michael, Soundgarden, & Linkin Park

We've unfortunately lost a lot of great musicians over the last few years, and movie star and Thirty Seconds To Mars leader Jared Leto decided…
James Rettig | September 7, 2017 - 4:46 pm

Seattle Repertory Theatre Developing Grunge Musical

Although the grunge era involved a good deal of screaming, it did not exactly scream "Broadway musical!" Yet Variety reports that Seattle Repertory Theatre is…
Chris DeVille | July 7, 2017 - 4:41 pm

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
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