Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and Audioslave – Dead at 52

“And if we’re good, we’ll lay to rest anywhere we want to go”

Like a Stone – Audioslave(2002)

Chris Cornell, was found dead overnight at the MGM Casino in Detroit – it is currently being investigated as a suicide.  It’s tough to read about anyone taking their own life, and the topic will never be simple to cover either.  However, no matter how you look at death, it is all of our destinies.  We all take different paths and we need to respect others while travelling their own ways.  What we can do is reminiscence of what has been, and do our best to remember.  Good or bad memories, as well as experiences, all drive us to learn and grow within ourselves and onto our “destiny”.  

Chris Cornell, was born in Seattle, Washington on the 20th of July in 1964.  He was one of the vertebrae of the Seattle grunge scene and part of rock revitalization of the 90’s and 2000’s.  Songs sung in his smooth, powerful voice reached hundreds of millions of people across the globe.  Alongside his band, Soundgarden, he toured until the day of his death.  His musical life apparently stemmed from a collection of Beatles CD’s he found in a neighbours basement – they kept him busy listening from the ages of 9 to 11.  He found himself challenged by anxiety in his young life and dropped out of school.  He battled his depression throughout his teenage years, struggling to leave the house at all – before working a few different jobs and forming a cover band in the Seattle area with future members of Soundgarden.  Hiro Yamamoto, Kim Thayil and Cornell formed the band in 1984 and the rest is history, as they say.  Chris, will be remembered fondly by his daughters Toni, Lillian and son Christopher besides his wife Vicky Karayiannis and the multitude of friends, family and fans across the globe.

“I like throwing my voice and breaking guitars
Cause it doesn’t remind me of anything”

Doesn’t Remind Me – Audioslave(2005)

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