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Chris Cornell

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Net worth 2018: $60 Million
Industry: Musicians
Residence: Seattle, Washington, United States
Country: United States
BirthDay: 20 July 1964
Sigh: Leo
Died On: May 18, 2017
Height: 1.88 m
Education: Detroit, Michigan, United States

Chris Cornell was bornon 20 July 1964 in Seattle, Washington, United States, American, is Musician. Born Christopher John Boyle, Chris Cornell was a rock musician who served as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the band ‘Soundgarden’ and vocalist for ‘Audioslave’. He was also the founder and front-man of the band, ‘Temple of the Dog’, which was formed as a tribute to his friend, Andrew Wood. In addition, he had released several solo studio albums. An innovator, he resisted genre labels, but was widely regarded as the chief architect of the 1990s grunge movement. Once ranked as ‘one of the best voices in music history,’ he successfully maintained his own unique identity. What made his songs distinct were the non-standard chord progressions as he did not stick to one diatonic scale. Even for a short sequence, he changed the keys several times. This was his style in his early writing for ‘Soundgarden’, but later he switched to a more conventional style with short interludes. Over a career spanning more than two decades, he had been nominated for the prestigious Grammys several times and also for other awards, and won quite a few of them. He was also associated with many charitable organizations, particularly in the fields of education and child rights.


$60 Million


His last solo release before his untimely death was the charity single ‘The Promise,’ released in March 2017


*In September 2015, he released a studio album ‘Higher Truth


He continued his ‘Songbook’ tour in 2012-13, and performed at many venues in Europe and the US


He released an acoustic live album ‘Songbook’ in late 2011; it was his first live album as a solo artist and featured songs recorded during Cornell's 'Songbook' tour in North America


In 2010, ‘Soundgarden’ made a historic reunion during Chicago's Lollapalooza festival, and released their retrospective album, ‘Telephantasm’


A series of acclaimed solo acoustic shows took place as part of the 'Songbook' tour between 2009 and 2011, through the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South America and received universally positive reviews


His 2007 solo album, ‘Carry On’, produced by Steve Lillywhite, was in collaboration with his friend and legendary guitarist, Gary Lucas‘Scream’, his third solo album was released in 2009


He co-wrote and performed the theme song, ‘You Know My Name’, for the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, the first Bond theme song since ‘Octopussy’ to have a different title from the film


Audioslave's second album, ‘Out of Exile’, released in 2005, debuted at the top of the Billboard 200 chart


The self-titled debut album, ‘Audioslave’, released in 2002, entered the Billboard 200 chart at number seven and achieved triple platinum status having sold more than three million copies in the United States alone


In 2001, he joined hands with three other musical pioneers to form ‘Audioslave’


His first solo album, ‘Euphoria Morning’ released in 1999 and included the single, ‘Can't Change Me’


Soundgarden’s final album, ‘Down on the Upside’, came in 1996 and included singles, ‘Pretty Noose,’ ‘Blow Up the Outside World’, and ‘Burden in My Hand’


‘Superunknown’, Soundgarden’s breakthrough album released in 1994, debuted at number one on the Billboard 200


In 1990, he formed ‘Temple of the Dog’, as a tribute to his friend, the late Andrew Wood, lead singer of ‘Mother Love Bone’ and released an album, the following year


Soundgarden’ was formed in 1984 consisting of his jamming partners, Thayil and Yamamoto and himself


In the early 1980s, he was member of a band called ‘The Shemps’ where he met bassist Hiro Yamamoto

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