Chris Cornell

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Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell performing live at the Montreaux Jazz Festival, 2007
Background information
Birth name Christopher John Boyle
Born July 20, 1964 (1964-07-20) (age 51)
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
Years active 1984–present
Labels SST Records (1984–1988)
Sub Pop/A&M/Universal Music (1989–2000)
Epic (2001–2005)
Suretone/Interscope (2007–present)
Mosley Music/Interscope (2008–present)
Associated acts Soundgarden
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.[1]

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.

Cornell was also the singer in a band, Temple of the Dog, that was formed as a tribute to a musician, Andrew Wood, who had died.[2]

References[change | change source]

  1. Anderson, Kyle (2007). Accidental Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. p.112–116. ISBN 0312358199.
  2. 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". Retrieved 1 May 2016.