Last night, the grunge scene lost one of its greatest pioneers.
Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell passed away at the age of 52, just hours after performing a concert in Detroit.
With Cornell at the helm, Soundgarden became one of the most legendary grunge bands of all time. Songs like “Black Hole Sun”, “Spoonman” and “Outshined” propelled them to greatness. Their album Superunknown reached No. 1 on the Billboard charts in 1994.
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Cornell also saw success as a member of Audioslave. Also featuring Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, Audioslave received three Grammy nominations. Avid Madden players will know them from their song “Revelations”, which appeared in Madden NFL 07.
Cornell was an avid Seattle Seahawks fan, as well. In 2014, the NFL chose Soundgarden to perform prior to the first game of the season. That game, of course, featured Cornell’s Seahawks going up against the Green Bay Packers. Seattle ended up winning 36-16. You can relive that concert in the video above.
Rest in peace, Chris Cornell. You will be missed.
– Jacob Infante is a National Editor for cover32 and also covers the Chicago Bears. You can follow him on Twitter @jacobinfante24.