Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell

Highest Rated: 94% All Things Must Pass (2015)

Lowest Rated: 14% Feeling Minnesota (1996)

Birthday: Jul 20, 1964

Birthplace: Seattle, Washington, USA

One of the most powerful singers of the grunge movement in the early 1990s, Chris Cornell's fiery vocals helped to make Soundgarden one of music's biggest success stories. His stage presence - long haired, bare chested and brooding - suggested a revival of the '70s and '80s "rock god" persona adopted by many hard rock and metal acts, but Cornell proved a more versatile and thoughtful performer and songwriter than his predecessors. In fact, he never quite meshed with Soundgarden's signature sound, a mix of punk volume and sludgy, Sabbath-style riffing, which eventually led to the group's dissolution in 1997. Cornell's initial solo effort found few takers, which spurred him to accept an offer to sing for Audioslave, a new group formed out of the ashes of Rage Against the Machine. The band generated three wildly popular records before Cornell left the act to return to his solo work, which gradually found an audience. In 2010, he surprised many by reuniting with Soundgarden, which had formed the bulk of his music efforts when not recording as a solo performer. Whether alone or fronting his famous grunge group, Cornell remained one of the most formidable singers on the hard rock circuit. Chris Cornell was found dead in his dressing room at a Detroit casino after a performance on May 17, 2017 at the age of 52; the local medical examiner ruled his death a suicide the following day. As one of the defining rock stars of the 1990s, his passing was greeted with shock and mourning from peers and fans around the world.

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94% 82% All Things Must Pass Self $166.9K 2015
68% 100% Pearl Jam Twenty Self $454.8K 2011
14% 27% Feeling Minnesota Original Music $3.1M 1996
93% 87% Hype! Self $340.5K 1996
79% 73% Singles Chris (Character) $15.9M 1992


No Score Yet 51% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2015 2017
No Score Yet 100% Beat Bugs Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2009 2011 2015
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Music Performer 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Music Performer 2011 2013