Condolences are pouring in for Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Seattle-based bands Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog.
Chris Cornell gained fame as the lead singer to the grunge band Soundgarden and later with Audioslave.
Chris Cornell performs with Soundgarden at the 2011 Voodoo Experience.
The enthusiastic tweet clashed with news that Cornell's death Wednesday night had been ruled a suicide by hanging.
Earlier today, we reported that the Detroit police department was investigating the death of Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell as a potential suicide. As a journalist he was written for hundreds of newspapers and magazines including Rolling Stone, Esquire, Spin, Spy, Entertainment Weekly, Guitar World, Us, Salon, The London Times, The Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Playboy, Q, Mojo and many more.
Cornell was one of the leading voices in the 90s grunge scene that came out of Seattle. It included hit singles Spoonman, Fell on Black Days, Black Hole Sun, My Wave and The Day I Tried to Live.
You can see it plainly in this 2015 interview between Cornell and Jimmy Page at the Ace Hotel - Cornell's adoration, the humility, the sense of responsibility toward keeping a flame alive. While there was reportedly no note found at the scene, Detroit police are now investigating his death as a possible suicide. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. With Audioslave, we had a conversation about having a band.
Cornell, a Seattle native, wrestled with drugs and alcohol for most of his life. He and guitarist Kim Thayil, a University of Washington graduate, and Western Washington University alum turned bassist Hiro Yamamoto were roommates when they formed Soundgarden. The station played non-stop songs from Soundgarden, Cornell's other bands and his solo work, as well as artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.
"It was a pretty dark album lyrically and pretty depressing, and I was going through a really hard time in my life - my band wasn't together anymore, my marriage was falling apart and I was dealing with it by drinking way too much, and that has its own problems, particularly with depression", he told Rolling Stone in 2015.
"One promise that always remains / No matter the price", Cornell sings.