Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964 - May 17, 2017), Seattle, WA, United States, was an American singer/songwriter and guitarist.
In 1984 he formed the band Soundgarden with bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Throughout the late 1980s and 90s, Soundgarden experienced major success as one of the major grunge bands (along with groups such as Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam).
In 1990, Chris Cornell worked together with the (then) Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron Read more on Last.fm
2015 Sonic Evolution / January 30, 2015 / Benaroya Hall (Live)
2011 Songbook (Live)
2011 Songbook (Live)
2007 Carry On
1999 Euphoria Mourning
Jul 20, 2018
Happy Birthday my love.... Your life touched so many, you left your mark forever on millions of hearts everywhere. You were a rare gift to the world that is forever changed without you. Today we celebrate you - the artist, the husband, the father, the son, the brother, the friend, the man for all that you’ve blessed us with gratitude. - VC
Jul 18, 2018
“Soon after Chris passed away, I was inspired to make a care package for the last Soundgarden crew from the fateful April/May tour of 2017. With the help of Josh Graham and Chris Siglin,we created shirts, stickers and hoodies for our crew. Since March 2018, I have been wearing the "Chris stage shirt" I designed and fans have been loving it on social media. Josh Graham and I created a new version of my "Chris stage shirt" that I hope our fans will like as much as I do. Vicky Cornell and I have decided to make the shirt available to the public, with all proceeds going to our various charities. Wear it with pride. Thank you and Loudest of Love to you all." - Matt Cameron
The Chris Cornell Infinity Tee (featuring artwork by Matt Cameron and Josh Graham) is available now at: http://smarturl.it/CCFoundationTee. Proceeds from the sale of this shirt will benefit The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation.
Jul 15, 2018
Jul 12, 2018
"Been Away Too Long" live with Soundgarden on Later with Jools Holland in 2012. #TBT
My father, Chris Cornell, taught me to help those that are less fortunate and to speak for those who do not have a voice. I am grateful to have visited the refugee camps with him and International Rescue Committee. For #WorldRefugeeDay this year I want to share this song we recorded together in honor of all he believed in. All proceeds from its sale on iTunes will go to the IRC, an organization he supported with his last video, The Promise , that was also released for World Refugee Day last year . Babies and children are being separated from their parents at the US border. It is not ok for this to continue. This isn’t about politics, it's about children and babies. Please help us continue to #keepthepromise for my dad and let’s all help protect the most vulnerable children. - Toni
Download "Nothing Compares 2 U" on iTunes:
Listen on Spotify: http://bit.ly/ToniCornell
Jun 17, 2018
I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.
Jun 08, 2018
Beneath a mile
Of earth and sky
In the sunlight
I will appear before your eyes
Jun 06, 2018
Onstage with Soundgarden on the band's only visit to Istanbul, four years ago today.
May 28, 2018
"The words of my brother still resonate in my head causing me the same pain as they did a year ago. "Hello, have you heard on TV? Your friend Chris Cornell died!"
Before realizing it was true, I insisted a thousand times that it was just fake news.
It was a year ago yesterday, and the word death continues to seem so foreign to that gentle and kind man.
Christopher was a myth for many, for rock, for his voice, his songs.
For me it was all about the man he was, about the boundless love I saw him express for his family, his wife, his children, his in-laws.
He was my myth, far from the spotlight, from fame, he was the kind and humble man that only a true rock star can be.
I met him in Paris 15 years ago and I had the pleasure of designing his house. He and his family were happy in that space and so I stayed with them for many years. His marriage to Vicky was beautiful, I cannot forget it.
I also followed them to Los Angeles, Rome and New York, where I saw Chris for the last time. His hugs and his smile were sincere and engaging and his good education informed his every gesture.
Today I hope my thoughts can reach him and transmit the same warmth that he gave to me. I hope my affection can reach his family, little Christopher, little Toni, Vicky.
I love you."
- Maurizio Capobianco
May 27, 2018
Yesterday, a year on from his funeral, Chris's wife thanked fans for their support. “Chris will live forever in the present..... You have paid your love forward a hundredfold.”
May 26, 2018
My heart is broken.
Chris Cornell was my hero.
He was everything I ever wanted to be, and he showed me kindness and compassion from the first day I met him. I idolized this man, and he treated me as an equal even though I approached him as a fan. He went on to give patient advice and attention to a kid he barely knew at the time. He changed my life. He treated people like people, no more and no less, even when he had the power to do otherwise.
The last time I saw him was when he reunited with Tom Morello and Audioslave in downtown LA. I had not arranged to go, and I messaged him to say hello and to hope he had a great show, and that I was sad I couldn't make it. He proceeded to scramble his people to sneak me and my friend inside, telling me to keep it quiet as he was only supposed to have a limited amount of guests. As always, it seems, he went out of his way to be kind for no other reason or motive. At that concert, I took this picture. It was my birthday.
My heart goes out to his beautiful, beautiful family, and Tom, and the countless others who are feeling this right now. Please give them the space they need. We didn't just lose a musician and singer with an incredible vocal range and songwriting gift today, we lost something more - we lost a great man.
I'm going to listen to your music today like I have since I was thirteen.
- Nick Simmons
May 24, 2018
One year ago the voice of a generation passed away. He is gone but never forgotten . Proud to have known him and proud to honour him. - Steve Smith
May 23, 2018
A beautiful piece by Jeff Gorra of Artist Waves - thank you for your continued support and love
May 21, 2018
May 21, 2018
May 17, 2018
Beautiful sentiments from Tom Morello
"Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of the passing of Chris Cornell. I wrote this for him the day he passed:
You’re a prince, you’re a snare, you’re a shadow
You’re twilight and star burn and shade
You’re a sage, you’re a wound shared, you’re masked
You’re a pillar of smoke, you’re a platinum heart
You’re a brush fire, you’re caged, you’re free
Your vision pierces, you do not see
You are pieces strewn on the hillside
You’re open armed, you’re armed, you’re true
You’re a revealer of visions, you’re the passenger, you’re a never fading scar
You’re twilight and star burn and shade
You’re the secret veiled, you’re the secret revealed, you’re surrounded no more
You’re not there, now you’re always here
Youre a handsome groom, a loving father, a haunted stairwell
You’re the clear bell ringing, the mountains echo your song
Maybe no one has ever known you
You are twilight and star burn and shade"