Chris Cornell (I) (1964–2017)

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Chris Cornell was a rock icon who thrived on contradictions. An innovator who resisted genre labels, he was nonetheless a chief architect of the 90s grunge movement. Frequently ranked as one of the best voices in music history, he successfully maintained his own unique identity over decades as a multi-Grammy award-winning musician and universally ... See full bio »


(age 52) in Detroit, Michigan, USA

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Casino Royale Soundtrack
Man of Steel Soundtrack
13 Hours Soundtrack


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 2018 Chris Cornell When Bad Does Good (Video short)
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 2017 Chris Cornell: The Promise (Music Video)
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 2015 Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart (Music Video short)
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 2015 The Drew Carson Show (Podcast Series)
 2013 Soundgarden: By Crooked Steps (Music Video)
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 2012 Soundgarden: Live to Rise (Music Video)
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 2009 Chris Cornell: Long Gone (Music Video)
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 2008 Chris Cornell: Part of Me (Music Video)
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 2007 Chris Cornell: No Such Thing (Music Video)
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 2007 Chris Cornell: Arms Around Your Love (Music Video)
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 2006 Audioslave: Original Fire (Music Video)
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 2006 Audioslave: Revelations (Music Video)
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 2006 Chris Cornell: You Know My Name (Music Video)
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 2005 Audioslave: Be Yourself (Music Video)
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 2005 Audioslave: Your Time Has Come (Music Video)
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 2003 Audioslave: Show Me How to Live (Music Video)
 2003 Audioslave: Like a Stone (Music Video)
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 2002 Audioslave: Cochise (Music Video)
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 2000 Chris Cornell: Preaching the End of the World (Music Video)
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 1999 Chris Cornell: Can't Change Me (Music Video)
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 1996 Soundgarden: Pretty Noose, Version 2 (Music Video)
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 1996 Soundgarden: Blow Up the Outside World (Music Video)
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 1996 Soundgarden: Burden in My Hand (Music Video)
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 1996 Soundgarden: Pretty Noose, Version 1 (Music Video)
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 1994 Soundgarden: Fell on Black Days (Music Video)
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 1994 Soundgarden: My Wave (Music Video)
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 1994 Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun (Music Video)
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 1994 Soundgarden: The Day I Tried to Live (Music Video)
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 1994 Soundgarden: Spoonman (Music Video)
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 1992 Soundgarden: Rusty Cage (Music Video)
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 1992 Singles
 1992 Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike (Music Video)
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 1991 Soundgarden: Outshined (Music Video)
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 1991 Soundgarden: Jesus Christ Pose (Music Video)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

3) Ultramega OK (SST, 1988) See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Portrayal | 7 Interviews | 5 Articles | 33 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Audioslave | Soundgarden


6' 2½" (1.89 m)


Vicky Rania Karayiannis  (his death)  (2 children) | See more »


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[when asked where he was when he learned Kurt Cobain had killed himself - Blender Magazine, July 2005] Oddly enough, I was in Paris, the last show of a Soundgarden tour. I didn't know him that well, but I had friends who were trying to talk to him and it wasn't working out. I had this idea that when I got home, I'd try and sit down with him. See more »


Was friends with Pearl Jam lead singer Eddie Vedder, with Alice in Chains's lead singer Layne Staley, with guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell and drummer Sean Kinney, with Blind Melon's lead singer Shannon Hoon, and Eleven's Natasha Shneider and Alain Johannes. See more »


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