Get the Chris Cornell RIP T Shirt . Christopher John Cornell (né Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American musician, singer and songwriter. He was best known as the lead vocalist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, and as the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.
Get the Chris Cornell RIP T Shirt . Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique. He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth (2015) and the live album Songbook (2011). Cornell received a Golden Globe Award nomination for his song “The Keeper,” which appeared in the 2011 film Machine Gun Preacher, and co-wrote and performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), “You Know My Name.” His last solo release before his death was the charity single “The Promise,” written for the ending credits for the film of the same name. He was voted “Rock’s Greatest Singer” by readers of Guitar World, ranked 4th in the list of “Heavy Metal’s All-Time Top 100 Vocalists” by Hit Parader, 9th in the list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time” by Rolling Stone, and 12th in MTV’s “22 Greatest Voices in Music.”
Get the Chris Cornell RIP T Shirt . Cornell was born Christopher John Boyle on 20 July 1964, in Seattle, Washington, where he was raised. His parents are Edward F. Boyle, a pharmacist of Irish-Catholicbackground, and Karen Cornell, an accountant and psychic of Jewish background. After his parents’ divorce when he was a teenager, Chris and his siblings adopted their mother’s maiden name, Cornell, as their surname.
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