RIP Chris Cornell

What a blow. Chris Cornell, lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave, and solo artist, dead at 52.

I’ve been a huge¬†Soundgarden/Audioslave fan since the early 90’s (wow, I feel old), when I saw their video clip for Jesus Christ Pose on Rage. The guitar was raw, the drums were thumping, and Chris’s vocals carried it directly into my heart.

Soundgarden were the headliners of one of the first concerts I saw, along with Jebediah and You Am I. It was amazing, and the experience will always stick with me.

Rock on, Chris. I hope you’ve finally at peace.

More links:

Triple J story

Alice Cooper (my personal hero) calls Chris “The best¬†voice in Rock n Roll”