"At 12 a.m. [local time], we received a 911 call from the MGM Grand Casino Hotel", the Detroit Police director of media relations told Variety. The medical examiner determined Cornell committed suicide.
"I've see the band so many times. It's what we missed when we weren't a band", Cornell had posted on Facebook on Tuesday.
Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page wrote, "RIP Chris Cornell". You're either going in one direction or in another direction. My heart goes out to his family. Sad to hear of the passing of Chris Cornell'.
"Seattle's son, Chris Cornell, has passed away", DJ John Richards told listeners. Chris Cornell was not only an fantastic musician but also a generous spirit that will be sorely missed.
"He dealt with severe depression growing up".
Ben Weinman of The Dillenger Escape Plan spoke candidly about how much Cornell's music meant to him.
The word from people spilling out into the parking lot was the band still had it. Cornell could still hit those high notes with his signature rasp and the band sounded tight.
The dynamic songwriting talents of Cornell were explored in the form of a slew of musical projects in addition to Soundgarden.
Soundgarden formed in 1984 and began generating major attention on the music scene by the early 1990s. The self-titled album was created as a tribute to friend and Mother Love Bone lead singer Andrew Wood. We leave you with the music video to "Show Me How to Live" by Audioslave, in which Cornell and band fittingly drive the Vanishing Point Challenger in a final getaway. When the band split up after several platinum albums, Cornell worked on solo albums that reflected his love of everything from sensitive troubadour Jeff Buckley to beat master Timbaland, and joined all the non-singing Rage Against the Machine guys in Audioslave for three albums. Yielding a hit single, "Hunger Strike", which would chart in 1992, it would set the stage for Soundgarden's breakthrough album, "Superunknown", which was released in March 1994, debuting atop the Billboard 200 album chart.
"There's nothing like it".
Sep 4, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Soundgarden lead vocalist Chris Cornell performs at the 2014 NFL Kickoff Concert at CenturyLink Field.
Pearl Jam went a different route as they only repeated two songs from one night to the next. "There's just nothing like that".
Cornell and his band Soundgarden have covered the song before and they did it again to close out the show at Detroit's Fox Theater on Wednesday. The first lyrics are "In my time of dying, I want nobody to mourn / All I want for you to do is take my body home".
The two singers formed such a tight friendship that Eddie was later photographed holding Chris's daughter Lily when she was a newborn baby.
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- Le chanteur Chris Cornell est décédé — Soundgarden