Hi everyone. Today is a sad day for music fans. Lead singer of Soundgarden and Audioslave Chris Cornell was found dead in his Detroit hotel room just hours after a show. According to Rolling Stone, Cornell was found on his hotel bathroom floor. Detroit Police are investigating his death and ruling it a possible suicide. Cornell was 52. He leaves behind a wife and three children.
Soundgarden’s music takes me back to my teenage years. I grew up listening to hits like “Black Hole Sun” and “Spoonman” in the early 90’s. It was one of those CDs I had on repeat often. Both songs won Grammy Awards. The hits were on their 1994 break though album, Superunknown. The album was number one on the Billboard Top 200 in March 1994. Superunknown also went quintuple platinum status in the U.S. It’s listed as number 336 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the album an A. He said, “Soundgarden is pumped and primed on Superunknown, and they deliver the goods.” He praised it as a “hard-rock milestone-a boiling vat of volcanic power, record-making smarts and ’90s anomie and anxiety that sets a new standard for anything called metal.” Rest in Peace Chris Cornell, you will be missed by many worldwide.