|Real Name||Christopher John Boyle|
|Birth Place||Seattle, Washington, U.S|
|D.O.B||20 July 1964|
|Date of Death||17 May 2017|
|Place of death||Detroit, Michigan, U.S.|
|Cause of death||Suicide (found hanging in a hotel room)|
|Profession||Musician, Singer, Songwriter|
|Height||in centimeters- 188 cm
in meters- 1.88 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 2”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 80 kg
in Pounds- 176 lbs
|Debut||1984 (Formation of Soundgarden)|
|Eye color||Hazel Grey|
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer, and songwriter who was born on 20th July 1964 in Seattle, Washington, U.S. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood. His last solo release was the charity single “The Promise”, written for the ending credits for the film of the same name.
Cornell was found dead of an apparent suicide in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, shortly after performing at a Soundgarden concert the night before. He suffered from depression and substance abuse problems earlier in his life.
Genres: Alternative metal, heavy metal, grunge, alternative rock, hard rock.
Instruments: Vocals, guitar
- He was voted “Rock’s Greatest Singer” by readers of Guitar World.
- Ranked 4th in the list of “Heavy Metal’s All-Time Top 100 Vocalists” by Hit Parader.
- 9th in the list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone.
- 12th in MTV’s “22 Greatest Voices in Music.
Awards and nominations
|Grammy Awards||1990||Ultramega OK with Soundgarden||Best Metal Performance||Nominated|
|1992||Badmotorfinger with Soundgarden||Best Metal Performance||Nominated|
|1993||“Into the Void (Sealth)” with Soundgarden||Best Metal Performance||Nominated|
|MTV Video Music Awards||1994||“Black Hole Sun” with Soundgarden||MTV Video Music Award for Best Rock Video||Won|
|Grammy Awards||1995||“Spoonman” with Soundgarden||Best Metal Performance||Won|
|1995||“Black Hole Sun” with Soundgarden||Best Hard Rock Performance||Won|
|1995||“Black Hole Sun” with Soundgarden||Best Rock Song||Nominated|
|1995||Superunknown with Soundgarden||Best Rock Album||Nominated|
|1997||“Pretty Noose” with Soundgarden||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2000||“Can’t Change Me”||Best Male Rock Vocal Performance||Nominated|
|2004||“Like a Stone” with Audioslave||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2004||Audioslave with Audioslave||Best Rock Album||Nominated|
|2006||“Doesn’t Remind Me” with Audioslave||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|2008||“You Know My Name” from Casino Royale||Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media||Nominated|
|2011||“Black Rain” with Soundgarden||Best Hard Rock Performance||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||2006||“You Know My Name” from Casino Royale||Best Original Song||Won|
|World Soundtrack Awards||2007||“You Know My Name” from Casino Royale||Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film||Won|
|Golden Globe Awards||2012||“The Keeper” from Machine Gun Preacher||Best Original Song||Nominated|
Some Lesser Known Facts About Chris Cornell
Did Chris Cornell smoke?: Yes
Did Chris Cornell drink alcohol?: Yes
When Chris Cornell was a child, he used to listen The Beatles (A British Band).
During his teenage years, Chris bore a severe state of depression. At that time he dropped out of the school and never left home.
Before becoming a popular musician, Chris worked at a seafood wholesaler and was a sous-chef at Ray’s Boathouse restaurant.
Chris became the member of Cover Band called The Shemps in the early 1980s.
In 1984, Chris founded his own music Band named Soundgarden.
Chris was the first male American artist to write and perform the theme song (“You Know My Name” for Casino Royale) for a James Bond movie. He wrote the end title song “Live to Rise” for The Avengers, the third highest-grossing film of all time.
In 2008, Chris was featured on the Main Stage for Revolution tour of Linkin Park’s Project. Throughout the tour, Chris collaborated with Chester Bennington from Linkin Park while performing “Hunger Strike”, and with Street Drum Corps for a number of his Soundgarden tracks.Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington
Cornell worked with producer Timbaland, American record producer on his studio album Scream, which was released on March 10, 2009. Timbaland has referred to the recording sessions as “The best work I’ve done in my career,” and foretold that Cornell will be the “first rock star in the club.” Cornell called the new album “a highlight of my career.”Chris Cornell and Timbaland
Chris released three solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), and live album Songbook (2011) almost all became very popular in the World.
Chris bagged a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song “The Keeper” which appeared in the film Machine Gun Preacher.
Chris was voted “Rock’s Greatest Singer” by readers of Guitar World.
Father- Ed Boyle
Mother- Karen Cornell
Brothers- Patrick Boyle, Peter Boyle
Sisters- Maggie Boyle, Katy Boyle, Suzy Boyle
Wife -Susan Silver (Divorced in 2004)Chris Cornell and Susan Silver Vicky Karayiannis
Son- Christopher Nicholas
Daughter- Toni Cornell