In the Mount Rushmore of '90s rock bands, there's Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Alice In Chains and Soundgarden.
"What I look forward to the most - because I tour so much, especially the last couple of years, by myself - is the camaraderie".
SEATTLE, WA - MAY 18: People gather to mourn the death of Chris Cornell at A Sound Garden, the sculpture that inspired the name of the band Soundgarden, on May 18, 2017 in Seattle, Washington.
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Chris's family and friends.
He eventually became a Grammy victor with Soundgarden, formed in 1984 and coming out of the rapidly growing Seattle music scene, which included Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains.
"They took our [expletive] team from us". Cornell was roommates with Andrew Wood, lead singer of the Mother Love Bone, who died of a heroin overdose in 1990.
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He tossed a "45" hat midway through his remarks to a young boy he identified as Micah, whose father had died in the line of duty. There have been no on-duty deaths among the Bullhead City, Kingman or Lake Havasu City police departments.
Cornell, who was known for his dynamic vocals, which ranged from a soft melodic croon to a window-shattering scream, started his career with the cover band the Shemps, which also featured bassist Hiro Yamamoto and later, guitarist Kim Thayil.
Soundgarden broke up in 1997 and Cornell in 2001 joined members of Rage Against The Machine to form Audioslave.
He was a lead singer and songwriter in the groups Soundgarden and Audioslave. The darkness I knew. If a person doesn't have enough food, they actually are hungry. "All that came out of me trying to imagine why somebody would be, for example, a suicide bomber".
Sir Elton posted a picture of Cornell on Instagram, with the caption: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of Chris Cornell".
KEXP will have a tribute and moment of silence for Cornell outside its studios at 5 p.m. Thursday. The station played non-stop songs from Soundgarden, Cornell's other bands and his solo work, as well as artists who covered Cornell's material and those who were influenced by him.
Cornell reportedly passed away on Wednesday night and then cause of his death is now unknown.