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Chris Cornell

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Christopher John Cornell (né Boyle; July 20, 1964 – May 18, 2017) was an American singer and musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for the rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave. He also had a solo career and contributed to soundtracks. Cornell was also the founder and frontman of Temple of the Dog, a one-off tribute band dedicated to his late friend Andrew Wood.

Cornell is considered one of the key figures 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), and Higher Truth (2015); the live album Songbook (2011); and two compilations, The Roads We Choose (2007) and Chris Cornell (2018), the latter released posthumously. He 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 "You Know My Name", the theme song to the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. His last solo release before his death was the charity single "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the 2016 film of the same name.

Across his entire catalog, Cornell sold 14.8 million albums, 8.8 million digital songs, and 300 million on-demand audio streams in the U.S. alone, as well as over 30 million records worldwide. He was nominated for 18 Grammy Awards, winning three. He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World, and ranked No. 4 on the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader, No. 9 on the list of "Best Lead Singers of All Time" by Rolling Stone, and No. 12 on MTV's "22 Greatest Voices in Music".Cornell struggled with depression for most of his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert an hour earlier at the Fox Theatre. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

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July 21, 2022

Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni shares intimate home video to mark his birthday

"We celebrate you and remember how very lucky we were that you were ours" The post Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni shares intimate home video to mark his birthday appeared first on NME.

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July 20, 2022

Chris Cornell’s Daughter Marks Late Dad’s Birthday: ‘The World Would Not Be the Same Without You’

Toni Cornell shared a poignant home movie of her singing "Love the Way You Lie" with her dad, and is also hosting a Sirius XM tribute with her mother and brother

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July 20, 2022

Toni Cornell Remembers Dad Chris Cornell on His 58th Birthday: ‘You Wrote the Soundtrack to Not Just Our Lives’

"Losing you was one of the hardest things we had to go through," the 17-year-old writes in an emotional tribute.

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May 19, 2022

Tributes paid to Chris Cornell on the fifth anniversary of his death

"Never miss an opportunity to tell somebody you love them - Chris told us every single day" The post Tributes paid to Chris Cornell on the fifth anniversary of his death appeared first on NME.

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April 19, 2022

Toni Cornell, Chris Cornell’s Daughter, Delivers Tender Rendition of ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ in Honor of Father

Chris Cornell's version of the Prince-penned classic was recently nominated for a Grammy Award

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January 6, 2022

Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni Cornell shares moving ‘Hallelujah’ cover

Recorded over Christmas, the heartfelt performance of the Leonard Cohen' classic was shared on social media The post Chris Cornell’s daughter Toni Cornell shares moving ‘Hallelujah’ cover appeared first on NME.

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December 21, 2021

Watch Toni Cornell cover ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ on ‘Fallon’ in tribute to her father Chris Cornell

"Daddy, I am so honored and hope I did you proud," she said on social media The post Watch Toni Cornell cover ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ on ‘Fallon’ in tribute to her father Chris Cornell appeared first on NME.

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September 22, 2021

Chris Cornell’s family share previously unseen home videos to mark daughter Toni’s birthday

Father and daughter sing songs by Bob Marley, Eminem and more in the videos posted on social media The post Chris Cornell’s family share previously unseen home videos to mark daughter Toni’s birthday appeared first on NME.

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September 21, 2021

Chris Cornell and Daughter Toni Duet in Never-Before-Seen Home Videos

Vicky and late singer's Instagram accounts share footage to celebrate daughter's 17th birthday

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September 9, 2021

Luke Combs, Carly Pearce & More React to 2021 CMA Awards Nominations

Artists including Luke Combs, Brothers Osborne, Chris Young, Ashley McBryde and more react to their CMA Awards nominations

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August 19, 2021

Metallica pay tribute to Chris Cornell with ‘I Am the Highway’ concert vinyl

They covered Soundgarden's 'All Your Lies' and 'Head Injury' The post Metallica pay tribute to Chris Cornell with ‘I Am the Highway’ concert vinyl appeared first on NME.

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August 4, 2021

New NFTs to be released of Chris Cornell’s last ever photoshoot

Cornell was photographed by Randall Slavin right before his death in 2017 The post New NFTs to be released of Chris Cornell’s last ever photoshoot appeared first on NME.

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July 2, 2021

Vicky Cornell shares love letter from Chris Cornell: “A heart lucky enough to know true love”

"I write this with the quivering hand that is guided by the fortunes of a heart lucky enough to know true love" The post Vicky Cornell shares love letter from Chris Cornell: “A heart lucky enough to know true love” appeared first on NME.

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July 1, 2021

Vicky Cornell Shares ‘Deeply Intimate’ Love Letter From Chris Cornell

Vicky Cornell posted an intimate love letter sent to her from late husband Chris Cornell on the Fatherly site, explaining in an interview how she keeps the rocker's memory alive for their kids.

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June 16, 2021

Soundgarden Gets Its Social Media Accounts Back in Temporary Agreement With Vicky Cornell

Soundgarden and Chris Cornell's widow, Vicky, announced on Wednesday (June 16) that they reached a temporary agreement in their dispute over the band's social media accounts.

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May 7, 2021

Chris Cornell’s family settles lawsuit filed against the late singer’s doctor

Cornell's family had sued for negligence, failure to obtain informed consent and wilful misconduct in late 2018 The post Chris Cornell’s family settles lawsuit filed against the late singer’s doctor appeared first on NME.

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May 7, 2021

Chris Cornell’s Family Settles Malpractice Lawsuit With Beverly Hills Doctor

Chris Cornell's family has settled a malpractice lawsuit with the doctor they allege overprescribed medication to the late singer prior to his 2017 suicide.

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Discs

No One Sings Like You Anymore

December 11, 2020

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Patience

July 20, 2020

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Nothing Compares 2 U

June 18, 2018

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The Promise

March 3, 2017

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Higher Truth

September 18, 2015

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Thank You (Recorded Live At Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, Washington, DC on April 17, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Thank You (Recorded Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON on April 20, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Thank You (Recorded Live At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ on April 15, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Scar On The Sky (Recorded Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON on April 20, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Imagine (Recorded Live At Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, ON on April 20, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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I Am The Highway (Recorded Live At Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL on April 22, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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I Am The Highway (Recorded Live At Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa - Music Box, Atlantic City, NJ on April 15, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Can't Change Me (Recorded Live At Vic Theatre, Chicago, IL on April 22, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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As Hope And Promise Fade (Recorded Live At Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA on April 10, 2011)

January 1, 2011

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Songbook

January 1, 2011

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Part Of Me

January 1, 2009

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Long Gone (Rock Version)

January 1, 2009

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Scream

January 1, 2009

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Carry On

January 1, 2007

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Euphoria Mourning

September 21, 1999

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