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Chris Cornell dies

By | Published on Thursday 18 May 2017

Chris Cornell

Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has died in Detroit. The band had been in the city for a sold out show at the Fox Theater venue. He was 52.

PR rep Brian Bumbery told the Associated Press that Cornell had died “suddenly and unexpectedly” last night, after the band performed. The cause of death is not yet known.

Cornell and Soundgarden came to prominence as part of the Seattle grunge scene in the 1990s, before splitting in 1997 after five albums. They reformed in 2010, releasing a sixth album, ‘King Animal’, in 2012. The band had been on a US tour that was due to run until the end of this month.

As well as fronting Soundgarden, Cornell was vocalist for Audioslave, formed with members of Rage Against The Machine in 2001. He also enjoy a successful solo career, releasing five albums, and performing the theme tune to James Bond film ‘Casino Royale’. His latest solo single, ‘The Promise’, was released in March.


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