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RIP Chirs Cornell
Katie Vick killer - 5-18-2017 at 10:26 AM

http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-18/chris-cornell-sound-garden-and-audioslave-rock-star-dies/8539108

Soundgarden and Audioslave front man Chris Cornell has passed age 52. Cause unknown.

Once a Rock star hits 35, I kind assume they'll live to see a ripe old age.

I once bought a ticket to a Linkin Park concert because Chris as a solo act was the opening support act.


Laruecifer - 5-18-2017 at 01:16 PM

really sad news. my favorite voice in rock. shit


bigfatgoalie - 5-18-2017 at 01:23 PM

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgardens-chris-cornell-dead-at-52-w482882

Police are investigating it as a suicide.


OOMike - 5-18-2017 at 02:01 PM

Some people will do anything not to come to Columbus.


denverpunk - 5-18-2017 at 02:15 PM

This one hurts. I loved Soundgarden so much.


Paddlefoot - 5-18-2017 at 02:58 PM

Goddamn it. Way too young and too much left for him to do.

[Edited on 5/18/2017 by Paddlefoot]


anglefan85 - 5-18-2017 at 03:16 PM

Say hello to Heaven, Chris Cornell. Rest in peace.


SaiyaJinDX - 5-18-2017 at 03:37 PM

Very sad... one of the best voices in Rock. He went way too young.


williamssl - 5-18-2017 at 03:51 PM

Fuck. Fuck. Fuck. This one hurts like no other I can remember.

Soundgarden
Temple of the Dog
Audioslave
His amazing solo stuff spanning 4 albums, 5 if you count the live acoustic one.

Will post more later. Don't want to be "crying guy on the bus"


denverpunk - 5-18-2017 at 04:46 PM

An amazing version of their best song. What a voice.


punkerhardcore - 5-18-2017 at 04:59 PM

Yeah this one sucks. Soundgarden was amazing when I was in junior high/high school... and then he comes out and forms Audioslave which was the shit for me when I was in college. Plus, I cared about that band about a bazillion times more than I ever cared about Rage, and all because of how good Cornell was. Damn.


janerd75 - 5-18-2017 at 07:20 PM

Unlike all my friends that were into Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and especially Soundgarden were much more my, uh, jam of that era of the Seattle Sound.

The last ride.....













Man, he still had....it.


PB-13 - 5-18-2017 at 07:43 PM

Soundgarden was supposed to headline the Pointfest day in my area on Saturday; whole event has now been cancelled.

Any suicide story hits me really hard. As nihilistic as I've gotten in recent times, people still gots more to do in life.


bigfatgoalie - 5-18-2017 at 07:46 PM

quote:
Originally posted by bigfatgoalie
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgardens-chris-cornell-dead-at-52-w482882

Police are investigating it as a suicide.


https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2017/05/18/soundgarden-frontman-chris-cornell-dead-at-52.html

Suicide by hanging. His wife has stated he showed no signs of being suicidal. Depression fucking sucks.


anglefan85 - 5-18-2017 at 07:55 PM

Cornell...why? Why would you do such a thing?

How much pain were you suffering from?


anglefan85 - 5-18-2017 at 08:03 PM

quote:
Originally posted by bigfatgoalie
quote:
Originally posted by bigfatgoalie
http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/soundgardens-chris-cornell-dead-at-52-w482882

Police are investigating it as a suicide.


https://www.thestar.com/entertainment/music/2017/05/18/soundgarden-frontman-chris-cornell-dead-at-52.html

Suicide by hanging. His wife has stated he showed no signs of being suicidal. Depression fucking sucks.


That it does. Depression doesn't care about your status in life, it doesn't care about what you've accomplished or the lives that you've touched from your work. Its a horrible condition that I wouldn't wish upon anybody.


gobbledygooker - 5-18-2017 at 08:25 PM

Fucking LOVED Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog back in the day. Even had a Badmotorfinger shirt with a monster/demon thing flipping the bird that I still wonder how I got away with wearing it and my mom not noticing.

My girlfriend and I got to see him perform on his acoustic tour last year and it was goddamn electric. He was so laid back, joking with the crowd, no rock star pretentious bullshit at all.

I'm going to go out on a limb and say he is my favorite male vocalist of all-time. And easily at the pinnacle of all-time vocalists, male or female, genre be damned.

As echoed above, this one really sucks. Rest in Power, Chris.


royberto - 5-18-2017 at 08:42 PM

Probably forgotten is his small connection to WWE with Audioslave's "Be Yourself" being the entrance theme for Ashley Massaro.


CVD39 - 5-18-2017 at 09:01 PM

However it occurred I guess doesn't matter but I'm wondering if this is an Ian Stewart hanging or a David Carradine hanging. Anytime I hear of someone hanging themselves I have to wonder.


I never saw him live and I was thinking about seeing them when they hit my city next week. Was just talking to the wife about it last night (probably as he was on stage in Detroit).

Rest easy, friend.


janerd75 - 5-18-2017 at 09:08 PM

Not that it makes it any better, and maybe his legacy would actually take more of a hit if true, but with no real signs of depression I wonder if he pulled a Hutchence or Carradine instead. Yes, I know depression is a hidden killer but from all I read about him he didn't show any signs of being suicidal. Regardless, it's a damned sad thing either way.

Eta: Just seen't CVD's post. I feel a little less creepy now.

[Edited on 5-18-2017 by janerd75]


the goon - 5-18-2017 at 10:14 PM

quote:
Originally posted by CVD39
However it occurred I guess doesn't matter but I'm wondering if this is an Ian Stewart hanging or a David Carradine hanging. Anytime I hear of someone hanging themselves I have to wonder.


quote:
Originally posted by janerd75
Not that it makes it any better, and maybe his legacy would actually take more of a hit if true, but with no real signs of depression I wonder if he pulled a Hutchence or Carradine instead. Yes, I know depression is a hidden killer but from all I read about him he didn't show any signs of being suicidal. Regardless, it's a damned sad thing either way.


I've seen a couple of comments online today speculating this. His wife apparently said he showed zero signs of depression or being suicidal and it does just strike me as odd that he would play a show and then decide to end his life two hours later (in some hotel room in Detroit while on tour, no less). Then again, I'm no expert on depression, so maybe all of that isn't out of the ordinary for someone who is secretly suffering from it.

And I read the news about his death late last night before going to bed and it's one of those things that didn't even seem real for about ten minutes. I think the last time I really had that reaction to a rock star passing away was when Peter Steele died back in 2010.


williamssl - 5-18-2017 at 11:36 PM

I'm very fortunate, living in Seattle, to have been able to seen Chris more and in more different ways/incarnations than many. I saw him twice on acoustic tours including the most recent one for his Higher Truth tour. Both were at the venue that the Seattle Symphony plays at, which made for unbelievable acoustics, in general and especially with his voice and range.

My high point with him came a few years back in a collaboration with the Seattle Symphony - "Sonic Evolution - Mad Season" was 1-night only show that saw him both fill in for Layne on vocals for 3 of Mad Season's songs + head a full Temple of the Dog reunion for 2 songs that would be the precursor to the more recent TotD reunion tour.

I partially tore my ACL getting thrust into a mosh pit at Soundgarden's tour for Superunknown, which for me was their greatest end-to-end body of work and in my top 5 albums of all time.

If I were to create a setlist from his commercially-available material that spanned all of his incarnations and fit on a disc, it would look like this (# = order of play, not rank):


1) Silence the Voices - solo 2007 Carry On



2) Josephine - solo 2015 Higher Truth



3) Call Me a Dog - Temple of the Dog 1991



4) Sunshower - solo 1998 Great Expectations soundtrack



5) Doesn't Remind Me - Audioslave 2005 Out of Exile



6) Hands All Over - Soundgarden 1989 Louder than Love



7) Superunknown - Soundgarden 1994 Superunknown



8) Shape of Things to Come - Audioslave 2006 Revelations



9) The Day I Tried to Live - Soundgarden 1994 Superunknown



10) Disappearing One - solo 1999 Euphoria Morning



And as a bonus, picking one thing from stuff he's done live but never but on a disc, it would easily be his cover of the Beatle's A Day in the Life, which I saw him perform once. It was the most hauntingly beautiful thing I've ever heard. I still haven't been able to listen to it end-to-end today because I know I'll just lose it.


Paddlefoot - 5-19-2017 at 01:29 AM

Probably gonna seem fucked up to say it but, because Soundgarden was on of the last acts to put out albums that were worth listening from beginning-to-end, my actual top-favourite song by Cornell and friends was Like Suicide. This isn't me being an idiot it's just that, from Ravel's Bolero thru to Judas Priest's Victim of Changes to the 10-minute version of New Order's Perfect Kiss to The Verve's Come On, the type of songs of more than five minutes length that are best described as a sweeping epic have always been the ones I love the most.


royberto - 5-19-2017 at 02:38 AM

quote:
Originally posted by janerd75
Not that it makes it any better, and maybe his legacy would actually take more of a hit if true, but with no real signs of depression I wonder if he pulled a Hutchence or Carradine instead. Yes, I know depression is a hidden killer but from all I read about him he didn't show any signs of being suicidal. Regardless, it's a damned sad thing either way.

Eta: Just seen't CVD's post. I feel a little less creepy now.

[Edited on 5-18-2017 by janerd75]
TNZ has posted video where Cornell tells the crowd "I feel a bit sorry for the next fucking place we play":

http://www.tmz.com/2017/05/18/chris-cornell-soundgarden-final-performance/

[Edited on 5-19-2017 by royberto]


G. Jonah Jameson - 5-19-2017 at 03:41 AM

I'm too lazy to figure out how to embed videos, but a couple of my favorite Chris Cornell songs are neither Soundgarden, nor Audioslave, nor even Temple of the Dog.

Cornell as featured vocalist on a hard rock song by country ensemble the Zac Brown Band:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWBm4Tx2bRo

Possibly my favorite Cornell song, over anything by Soundgarden et al.: The kick-ass theme from "Casino Royale." In my opinion, at least as good as, and maybe better than, "Live and Let Die," which is usually cited as the best James Bond movie theme.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tUXjWeWuVSk


janerd75 - 5-19-2017 at 03:44 AM

Just pondering mortality thinking about all this, considering I'm not that much younger than Cornell, and it's even more sad knowing that almost all (except Ed) the lead singers from the amazing bands of that era are gone now. Kurt Cobain, Bradley Nowell, Layne Staley, Scott Weiland, and now Chris Cornell.

Fuck.


Count Zero - 5-19-2017 at 05:44 AM

quote:
Originally posted by janerd75
Unlike all my friends that were into Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and especially Soundgarden were much more my, uh, jam of that era of the Seattle Sound.

Out of those 3, AiC were my favorite, so I've kinda had this terribly sad moment already. Still, it sucks, because depression is a terrible thing. If there is an afterlife, it has one hell of a supergroup going on right now.


williamssl - 5-19-2017 at 05:49 AM

Chris Jericho reflecting


royberto - 5-19-2017 at 01:18 PM

My favorite cover:


williamssl - 5-19-2018 at 05:24 AM

One year. Man. We would have likely had a new Soundgarden album either released or in the works.

And of course Roy picked that cover as his favorite. And of course I can't tell if it's just horrible taste or trolling.

[Edited on 5-19-2018 by williamssl]