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Big Ger - on 18 May 2017
Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, his representatives have confirmed.
He was best known as the lead singer in Soundgarden and Audioslave, and also performed the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale.
In a statement, Cornell's representative Brian Bumbery said his death was "sudden and unexpected".
It also said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.
Cornell died shortly after playing a concert with Soundgarden in Detroit on Wednesday evening.
The show was part of a wider tour and the group had a number of live dates scheduled for later this month.


http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-39960066
Bjartur i Sumarhus on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Great singer. Very distinctive voice like no other I have heard.
Ian Jones - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Jeez, bit of a shocker. Great voice, didn't like his solo album though. 52 is way too young.
TomGB - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Real shock, seemed to be still in his prime. Actually preferred some of his solo stuff to Soundgarden
nathan79 - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Very surprised to hear this news this morning. Great voice, saw Soundgarden at Hyde Park a few years ago.
A music journalist friend of mine had met and interviewed him a number of times and described him as a friendly, down to earth guy.
dabble on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Bugger... sad face.
In reply to Big Ger:

I can't believe it, just heard the news - that'll be Soundgarden on repeat all day then I guess.

Brings back so many memories...

RIP Chris.
danm on 18 May 2017
In reply to Rob Greenwood - UKClimbing:

Never pegged you as a grunge kid! Totally gutted by this.

Best live gig I ever went to was Soundgarden at the Bristol Bierkeller in the early 90's. Corrosion of Conformity were the support. Before Soundgarden came on, some of each band got on stage to jam and cover a Black Flag song. They asked the audience if anyone could play bass, a ginger lad stuck his hand up first and was hauled on stage to play. After finishing, the lucky lad was dragged backstage, and when we left the venue we found him by the back door, slumped in the alleyway, totally west. God knows what they'd done to him, but he had the biggest grin on his face!
In reply to danm:

In a former life Dan ;-)

Still, amazing how easy it is to re-live that former life when you turn the tunes on - I reckon if I close my eyes I can taste that cheap beer + smell the pot!

Grim...
Yorik on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Blackhole Sun what a tune. RIP sad loss.
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mick taylor - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

My air guitar will be getting a good hammering tonight.

One of my fav bands (Soundgarden), best concerts (Badmotorfinger) and more memories of me and my mates 'carrying-on' whilst playing Soundgarden then I dare to share.

Big Dumb Sex - possibly the best grunge track ever, or perhaps second after Rusty Cage.
paul__in_sheffield - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

I was really looking forward to seeing Chris and Soundgarden live again, best rock voice and songwriter.
MonkeyPuzzle - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Superunknown is the album I pick when I'm made to pick only one. Not a wasted song on the whole album, and there's about 16 of them. Lucky enough to see them before they broke up (the first time) and they just tore the place down.

Sad, sad, sad...
ian Ll-J - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
Very sad, too young at 52...
Black Hole Sun (7a+)

Dell on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Totally gutted. It didn't take long for the tears to flow after hearing this news.

Soundgarden were a big part of my youth, as were Temple of the Dog.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VUb450Alpps
pasbury on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Big fan of UltraMega OK. 52! I'm 52 - better do a bit more living.
ThunderCat - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

I just clocked this on the BBC.

Bloody hell, did that guy have an amazing voice, or did he have an amazing voice?

Si_G - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

I've had "Rusty Cage" stuck in my head all day.
Hunger Strike by TOTD was great, too.
paul__in_sheffield - on 18 May 2017
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

> Superunknown is the album I pick when I'm made to pick only one. Not a wasted song on the whole album, and there's about 16 of them. Lucky enough to see them before they broke up (the first time) and they just tore the place down.Sad, sad, sad...

Sitting in the campervan in Font at the moment listening to Superunknown, that boy had a fine voice. The only person who could nudge Plant and Rogers into second and third place. There simply aren't enough soundgarden albums. RIP
MonkeyPuzzle - on 18 May 2017
In reply to ThunderCat:

Just drove back from Pontypridd with Soundgarden on LOUD and, he had an amazing, amazing voice.
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Tom Last - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Real sad, too young.
ThunderCat - on 18 May 2017
In reply to MonkeyPuzzle:

'candles burning yesterday, somebody's best friend died, and I've been caught in a mindriot '
balmybaldwin - on 18 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Very sad. I see they have now updated the story and its become even sadder
I like climbing - on 19 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:

Awful news. RIP
mrgleb - on 19 May 2017
In reply to Big Ger:
Cornell was a giant of the grunge era. Loved his work with Temple Of The Dog, His duet with Eddie Veder on Hunger Strike is amazing. Such a shame. Thanks for Chris for Soundgarden and Audio Slave and some fantastic music.
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Skyfall - on 19 May 2017
In reply to pasbury:
> I'm 52 - better do a bit more living.

Me too.

He had a great voice
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