Chris Cornell was a pioneer of grunge music – a founding member if you will. He helped millions of people to channel their angst and troubled feelings through the sounds of his bands Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and others. He then earned even more fans when he formed his later group Audioslave in 2001. Not to mention that Cornell was an accomplished solo artist in his own right.
But when it was announced that Chris Cornell had been found dead on May 17th, 2017, shockwaves were sent throughout the music industry. Today people are still trying to piece together what happened on that fateful night in Detroit, Michigan. It’s clear to us that Cornell lived a troubled life, but many had no idea just how bad it was. In light of the tragic news of his death, this is a look back at a man who was complicated, passionate, charitable, and one of rock’s signature voices.