Chris Cornell performing live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, 2007
|Birth name||Christopher John Boyle|
|Born||July 20, 1964|
|Origin||Seattle, Washington, United States|
|Genres||Alternative rock, Hard rock, Grunge, Alternative metal, Post-grunge, Heavy metal, R&B|
|Occupations||Singer-songwriter, musician, vocalist|
|Instruments||Vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, drums, bass, mandolin, banjo|
|Labels||SST Records (1984–1988)
Sub Pop/A&M/Universal Music (1989–2000)
Mosley Music/Interscope (2008–present)
Temple of the Dog
Alice Mudgarden 1992
Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American singer. He is best known as the singer in the grunge band Soundgarden. He started the band in 1984 with lead guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.
He released his debut album in September 1999, Euphoria Morning. Later, in 2001, he began the supergroup Audioslave with the former members of Rage Against the Machine. Cornell recorded three albums as Audioslave's singer until the band's breakup in early 2007. His second solo album Carry On was released to mixed commercial success in June 2007.
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- Nicholls, Justin (14 April 1991). "KISW 99.9 FM: Seattle, Radio Interview by Damon Stewart in The New Music Hour with Chris Cornell, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard". Fivehorizons.com. http://www.fivehorizons.com/archive/articles/radio041491.shtml. Retrieved 1 May 2016.