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.
Personal life[change | change source]
Cornell was first married to Susan Silver, the manager of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. They had a daughter, Lillian Jean, in June 2000. He and Silver divorced in 2004. In December 2008, Cornell said that he had finally won back his collection of 15 guitars after a four-year court battle with Silver.
He is now married to Vicky Karayiannis. She is an American publicist of Greek heritage. She gave birth to his second daughter, Toni, in September 2004, and his third child, Christopher Nicholas, in December 2005. Cornell converted to the Greek Orthodox Church because of her faith in the church.
References[change | change source]
- Anderson, Kyle (2007). Accidental Revolution. New York: St. Martin's Griffin. pp. p.112–116. ISBN 0312358199.
- 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.
- "Chris Cornell Celebrates The Return of His Guitars". http://www.starpulse.com/news/index.php/2008/12/17/chris_cornell_celebrates_the_return_of_h.
- "Cornell Loses $30,000 in Argentine Flood". San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original on March 28, 2008. https://web.archive.org/20080328041113/http://www.sfgate.com:80/cgi-bin/blogs/sfgate/category?blogid=7&cat=1022. Retrieved 2008-04-04.
- "Chris Cornell's wife has a baby". MTV. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1517554/20051206/audioslave.jhtml. Retrieved 2008-04-11.
- John Sanidopoulos. "Musicians Who Are Converts to Orthodox Christianity - MYSTAGOGY RESOURCE CENTER". http://www.johnsanidopoulos.com/2012/06/musicians-who-are-converts-to-orthodox.html. Retrieved 15 May 2016.