Rather shocked to wake up this morning to the news that Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell (52) had died after a gig in Detroit. “A representative for the singer, who helped take the grunge sound of the 1990s into the mainstream, said his death was sudden and unexpected” so reports the Guardian. We didn’t cover Soundgarden that much here at Organ, but only because they didn’t really need our coverage that much as they got so big so quickly, they were one of the finest rock bands of the early 90’s and some of those gigs back there were rather special and he did have one of the finest rock voices and this is more of a shock than it is sad. Shocking news, always had a lot of time for the big rock sound of Soundgarden, they were and he was a big part of our things back there, kind of made it alright to be a big hard rock band again. R,I.P Chris Cornell.
“Chris Cornell, lead singer of American hard rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, has died aged 52. In a statement to the Associated Press, his representative, Brian Bumbery, said Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause, and asked for privacy. Cornell had been touring with Soundgarden, and was tweeting upbeat messages about a sold-out concert the band played in Detroit just hours before his death.