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RIP Chris Cornell
« on: May 18, 2017, 01:12:13 AM »
52. It looked like a hoax for a while but all serious media are reporting it now. I'll just blast  Black Hole Sun out of my speakers.

Was never much of a grunge fan, I still dislike Nirvana, but BHS is a classic. And 52 is far to young.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2017, 02:34:17 AM »
Shocked.  Gifted singer.  I especially liked the Audioslave music. 

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2017, 02:55:19 AM »
Wow.  Way too young.
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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2017, 04:05:36 AM »
Fantastic singer, great songwriter.
Wow. 52.  :sad:

I'm going to give Euphoria Morning a spin
And Audioslave.
And Superunknown...

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2017, 06:31:09 AM »
One report I've seen mentions possible suicide. Just damn.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2017, 07:32:09 AM »
Very sad. I really loved his singing. For some reason, I never got heavily into Soundgarden. I did like the Audioslave stuff. I almost don't even want to know what happened.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2017, 08:28:43 AM »
I always found Soundgarden an acquired taste, the type of CD I'd listen to with some trepidation after taking a deep breath and saying to myself: "Ok, let's try and be objective about this ...". When I first heard Black Hole Sun I thought: "Why all these key changes, can't they make up their mind?"  :mrgreen: Audioslave was easier on my ears. But he had a nice voice and I kinda liked the image he projected. Hopefully, he will be able to continue developing his weird chord changes wherever he is. And Soundgarden were of course - together with Nirvana and Pearl Jam - one third of the Holy Grunge Trinity, leaving a huge mark on the popular music of the last 25 years or so.

Not another grunge hero suicide, please! He had family.
« Last Edit: May 18, 2017, 03:22:57 PM by uwe »
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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2017, 11:11:50 AM »
I'm usually in the minority but my fav Soundgarden album is "Down On The Upside" with it's slightly more psychedelic vibe and great songs (especially) by Ben Shepherd.

I was never into Audioslave or some of the more metal Soundgarden and Cornell's voice could be an acquired taste but he definitely could sing. His first solo album had a Jeff Buckley vibe in it.

Cornell's death was a shock. He seemed so healthy.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #8 on: May 18, 2017, 12:04:36 PM »
Several sources say it was suicide.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #9 on: May 18, 2017, 12:31:44 PM »
Now officially ruled a suicide (hanging) by the Wayne County medical examiner. Hard to understand why.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #10 on: May 18, 2017, 01:28:35 PM »
 :-\

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #11 on: May 18, 2017, 03:08:00 PM »
Unbelievable... rip... Soungarden were on tour... played last night just before he left, so I've heard...
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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #12 on: May 18, 2017, 03:25:29 PM »
Very sad news. I thought Soundgarden was the best of the bunch coming out of Seattle in the early 90's. Chris Cornells powerful voice was a major factor.

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Re: RIP Chris Cornell
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2017, 07:32:49 AM »
Horrible loss, not only an incredible singer but an amazing songwriter as well.  According to his wife may have been driven by drugs he was taking.

http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/chris-cornells-wife-issues-statement-w483179