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  1. Rupert_Angier's Avatar
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    May 18, 2017, 4:26 AM - RIP Chris Cornell #1

    Wow. I'm beyond shocked at this. One of my favourite singers of all time has passed away, aged 52. The singer of Soudngarden, Temple of the Dog, and AudioSlave, his voice was distinct, and full of range.

    His solo work is amazing as well, however, a couple of years ago, when SoundGarden got back together, I was overjoyed that they had finally reunited.

    Damn, Chris. You will be missed.

    http://abcnews.go.com/amp/Entertainm...ge-52-47480300
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    May 18, 2017, 4:42 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #2

    Oh no....at 52

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    May 18, 2017, 4:44 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #3

    Terrible news. One of the best rock voices ever.
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    May 18, 2017, 5:08 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #4

    R.I.P Dude
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    May 18, 2017, 5:49 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #5

    One of the greatest. This is a sad day.
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    May 18, 2017, 5:58 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #6

    what a voice. Way too young.
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    May 18, 2017, 6:47 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #7

    Even though I can't say I owned every Soundgarden, Audioslave or solo album he put out, I can say that I recognized him as being truly a cut above the rest, and under-appreciated even with all of his success. His musicality reminded me an awful lot of John Lennon, First, one of the great voices in rock. Second, he wrote songs that relied on complex chord structures and time changes, yet always found the "hook" in them so you could hum along and think about how insanely catchy the music was without ever realizing (or even needing to think about) the depth of the composition skills involved.

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    May 18, 2017, 6:56 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #8

    R.I.P,
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    May 18, 2017, 6:56 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #9

    This sucks. Sadly, I think we might no what the reason will be. Look after yourselves dudes
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    May 18, 2017, 7:18 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #10

    Early reports say suicide. Who knows how accurate those reports are, however.

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    May 18, 2017, 7:36 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #11

    Sad sad news.


    Ben
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    May 18, 2017, 7:45 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #12

    Oh my god, what?! I remember listening to Badmotorfinger for HOURS back in high school. And his Ave Maria is one of my Christmas faves. How sad.
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    May 18, 2017, 7:48 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #13

    This is quite a shock! So young...
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    May 18, 2017, 8:03 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #14

    Very sad. His voice was one-of-a-kind.
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    May 18, 2017, 8:22 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #15

    Damn, I missed the show last night due to being forced out on a emergency at work. So atleast my friends got to see this final show. This is truly sad day. Been a fan of his for a long time. He had such a great and powerful voice. Not many people have the talent nor the down to earth personally as chris did. I felt he was a very underrated and was never shown the love and respect from the media outside his musical style. Chris should have easliy won the Oscar for best song a few years back. I heard it was a suicide from reports around here. He couldn't be reached after the show in the hotel room. Someone called a friend of his and they broke down the door to find him lifeless in the bathroom. Something was wrapped around his neck. Damn....

    RIP Chris
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    May 18, 2017, 9:13 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #16

    Soundgarden was the only grunge band outside of Nirvana that I gave 2 turds about.
    "Blackhole Sun" was my theme song summer of '95, when I was living in Ketchikan, Alaska, where it rains 24/7/365.
    RIP, Chris. Tell Kurt I said "hi".
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    May 18, 2017, 10:06 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #17

    Very sad news. Legendary musician up here in Seattle. RIP Chris.
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    May 18, 2017, 11:21 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #18

    Horrible news...
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    May 18, 2017, 12:38 PM - Chris Cornell Passed Away This Morning #19

    I'm very depressed to hear Chris Cornell was found unresponsive this morning after a show in Detroit.

    I only very recently started getting into Soundgarden, Audioslave and his solo work after his solo album Higher Truth came out recently. I was amazed at his vocal range, which was almost as good as Freddie Mercury and some incredible R&B female singers, and his natural vibrato. I grew up in the 90s and 00s being born in '91 and it never appealed to me then. I actually blew off tickets for a solo concert here in Buffalo a year or two ago, really regretting that decision.

    Anyone have favorite memories they want to share?
  20. Mystery Chunk RPF Premium Member PoopaPapaPalps's Avatar
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    May 18, 2017, 1:41 PM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #20

    You know his name.
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    May 18, 2017, 3:04 PM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #21

    Such a unique voice and talent...very sad indeed.
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    May 18, 2017, 4:04 PM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #22

    Very sad news, we probably won't know the entire background for a few days. Keep his friends and family in your thoughts, they are likely going through hell.
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    May 18, 2017, 4:18 PM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #23

    Am I wrong that he was married and had kids recently? I got the feeling he was mellowing out lately after his crazy young days. If this was mental health thing, I hope it encourage people to seek help, and that it's okay to do so
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    May 18, 2017, 7:51 PM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #24

    My sister told me this last night and I thought it might be a FB fake post (she falls for them all the time). I think he must have had some mental health problems because he was on top of his game and then killed himself. Big loss for rock fans.
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    May 19, 2017, 4:13 AM - Re: RIP Chris Cornell #25

    Pearl Jam is my favourite band, but Chris Cornell was my favourite singer. If I could Ursula a voice, it would have been his.

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