July 20, 1964 – May 17, 2017 (age 52)
Cause of Death: Apparent Suicide by Hanging

Iconic frontmen are few and far between, so when we lose one unexpectedly, it tends to hurt that much more. Even if you did not know of Chris Cornell, you have definitely come across his voice at least once in your life. “Black Hole Sun” is probably his band Soundgarden’s most memorable ’90s anthem, putting his grunge band up there with bands like Nirvana and Bush. In the 2000’s, his new project Audioslave would be heard across the airwaves playing “Like A Stone.” In 2006, Cornell could be heard belting out the Casino Royale theme that ushered in Daniel Craig into the role of James Bond. And in 2012, Soundgarden reunited and released a single attached to Marvel’s The Avengers, which became the anthem and end credits theme. Cornell fought with addiction, but had been said to have recovered, focusing on his music, his wife, and three children. So to find out that Wednesday night, after Soundgarden played in Detriot, Cornell was found dead from an apparent suicide in his hotel room is a complete shock. As with all musicians, however, his legacy will live on through his music.



SOUNDGARDEN Ultramega OK October 31, 1988 SST
SOUNDGARDEN Louder Than Love September 5, 1989 A&M
TEMPLE OF THE DOG Temple of the Dog April 16, 1991 A&M
SOUNDGARDEN Badmotorfinger October 8, 1991 A&M
SOUNDGARDEN Superunknown March 8, 1994 A&M
SOUNDGARDEN Down on the Upside May 21, 1996 A&M
SOLO Euphoria Morning September 21, 1999 Interscope
AUDIOSLAVE Audioslave November 19, 2002 Epic / Interscope
AUDIOSLAVE Out of Exile May 23, 2005 Epic / Interscope
AUDIOSLAVE Revelations September 4, 2006 Epic / Interscope
SOLO Carry On May 28, 2007 Interscope/Suretone
SOLO Scream March 10, 2009 Interscope/Suretone
SOUNDGARDEN King Animal November 13, 2012 Seven Four, Republic
SOLO Higher Truth September 18, 2015 Universal Music Enterprises


1987 “Hunted Down” Soundgarden Screaming Life
1989 “Flower” Soundgarden Ultramega OK
1989 “Loud Love” Soundgarden Louder Than Love
1989 “Hands All Over” Soundgarden Louder Than Love
1990 “Room a Thousand Years Wide” Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
1991 “Hunger Strike” Temple Of The Dog Temple of the Dog
1991 “Say Hello 2 Heaven” Temple Of The Dog Temple of the Dog
1991 “Pushin Forward Back” Temple Of The Dog Temple of the Dog
1991 “Jesus Christ Pose” Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
1991 “Outshined” Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
1992 “Rusty Cage” Soundgarden Badmotorfinger
1994 “Spoonman” Soundgarden Superunknown
1994 “The Day I Tried to Live” Soundgarden Superunknown
1994 “Black Hole Sun” Soundgarden Superunknown
1994 “My Wave” Soundgarden Superunknown
1994 “Fell on Black Days” Soundgarden Superunknown
1996 “Pretty Noose” Soundgarden Down on the Upside
1996 “Burden in My Hand” Soundgarden Down on the Upside
1996 “Blow Up the Outside World” Soundgarden Down on the Upside
1997 “Ty Cobb” Soundgarden Down on the Upside
1997 “Bleed Together” Soundgarden A-Sides
1999 “Flutter Girl” Solo Euphoria Morning
1999 “Can’t Change Me” Solo Euphoria Morning
2000 “Preaching the End of the World” Solo Euphoria Morning
2002 “Cochise” Audioslave Audioslave
2003 “Like a Stone” Audioslave Audioslave
2003 “Show Me How to Live” Audioslave Audioslave
2004 “I Am the Highway” Audioslave Audioslave
2004 “What You Are” Audioslave Audioslave
2005 “Be Yourself” Audioslave Out Of Exile
2005 “Your Time Has Come” Audioslave Out Of Exile
2005 “Doesn’t Remind Me” Audioslave Out Of Exile
2006 “Out of Exile” Audioslave Out Of Exile
2006 “Original Fire” Audioslave Revelations
2006 “Revelations” Audioslave Revelations
2006 “You Know My Name” Solo Carry On
2007 “No Such Thing” Solo Carry On
2007 “Arms Around Your Love” Solo Carry On
2007 “She’ll Never Be Your Man” Solo Carry On
2008 “Long Gone” Solo Scream
2008 “Watch Out” Solo Scream
2008 “Ground Zero” Solo Scream
2008 “Scream” Solo Scream
2009 “Part of Me” Solo Scream
2009 “Long Gone” (re-issue) Solo Scream
2009 “Stop Me” Solo Scream Bonus Track
2010 “Black Rain” Soundgarden Telephantasm
2010 “The Telephantasm” Soundgarden Telephantasm
2012 “Live to Rise” Soundgarden Avengers Assemble
2012 “Been Away Too Long” Soundgarden King Animal
2013 “By Crooked Steps” Soundgarden King Animal
2014 “Storm” Soundgarden Echo of Miles: Scattered Tracks Across the Path
2015 “Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart” Solo Higher Truth
2016 “Nothing Compares 2 U” Solo n/a


1989 “Toy Box” &”Flower” Say Anything…
1990 “Heretic” Pump Up the Volume
1990 “Hands All Over” Pacific Heights
1992 “Seasons” & “Birth Ritual” Singles: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
1992 “All Night Thing” & “Loud Love” Wayne’s World
1993 “Outshined” True Romance
1993 “Pushin Forward Back” Benny & Joon
1994 “Jesus Christ Pose” & “Like Suicide” S.F.W.
1995 “Blind Dogs” The Basketball Diaries
1998 “Sunshower” Great Expectations
1999 “Drawing Flies” Blast from the Past
2000 “Mission 2000” Mission: Impossible 2
2004 “Shadow on the Sun” Collateral
2006 “Cochise” Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby.
2006 “Shape of Things to Come” & “Wide Awake” Miami Vice
2006 “You Know My Name” Casino Royale
2007 “Disappearing Act” Bug
2011 “The Keeper” Machine Gun Preacher
2012 “Live To Rise” The Avengers
2013 “Seasons” Man of Steel
2013 “Misery Chain ft. Joy Williams” 12 Years a Slave
2016 “Til The Sun Comes Back Around” 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi
2017 “The Promise” The Promise

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