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A Tribute to Sound Garden Frontman Mr. Spoon Man/Chris Cornell

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Chris Cornell/Mr. Spoon Man has joined the rock gods in the great heavenly gig in the sky.

The world has lost a powerful voice in the rock music industry. The legendary Sound Garden/Audioslave front-man. Born in July 1964, The Seattle native, Christopher John Boyle (real name) grew up to the rock culture of Seattle U.S.A. – Exposing and influencing Spoonman to the growing Grunge rock genre scene in the late 80’s and throughout the early 90’s.

Along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains; Sound Garden dominated the grunge scene in the early 90’s. Chris fronted for the legendary Grunge rock group, Sound Garden. The Grunge rock fans couldn’t get enough with the bands as most t hem toured and played together on certain occasions. The band was formed in Seattle, Washington, in 1984 by the late singer himself. Recruiting original members such as, Kim Thavil (Lead Guitarist), Hiro Yamamoto (Bassist) and Matt Cameron (Full-time drummer in 1986). Ben Shepherd then eventually became a permanent replacement for Yamamoto, when the original bassist left the band. Throughout the early 90’s, the band became a commercial success and solidified their place in the Grunge rock category with their popular hits such as Black Hole Sun, Spoonman, Outshined and many more. However most good things doesn’t last long.
In April 1997, Soundgarden broke up due to creative differences. Spoonman eventually performed various guest appearances to music events and festivals for a couple of years during his post SoundGarden career, he then released his solo album in 1999, entitled Euphoria, generating the single hit, Can’t Change Me. While his solo career didn’t bring him much coverage for further stardom, it was the platinum-selling, Super Rock Group Audioslave that gave more recognition to the late singer’s vocal prowess. Alongside with the former members of Rage Against The Machine, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford, the four-membered band made iconic songs through the early millennial years.
Cornell left Audioslave in early 2007 due to unknown reasons, resulting to the band’s break-up. Upon his exit from Audioslave, he tried his luck again and released his second solo album on June 2007 called Carry on, and his third solo album Scream on 2009 which was produced by Timbaland, he made a single hit called, Part of Me.
On January 1, 2010, Chris broke the amazing news to Sound Garden fans, when he tweeted “The 12-year break is over and school is back in session. Sign up now. Knights of the Soundtable ride again!”
The reunited 90’s group wasted no time and re-released a few compilation albums to rekindle up old fans, until they debuted their first single since 1997, called “Black Rain”.
By the spring of 2012, Sound Garden released a new album after 13 years, it was called, King Animal. Which became an instant hit to classic die-hard fans. Chris then eventually stayed with Sound Garden and released a few more albums, until this 2017.
On May 18, 2017, the late Chris Cornell’s motionless body was found by security personnel inside the bathroom of his hotel room at MGM Grand Arena after a show with SoundGarden. Police made to the location with EMS, and tried to revive him, however  he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The cause of death speculated all over the news was determined to be suicide by hanging.

Christopher John Boyle, was 52 years old.

Here are our Top 10 Best of All Time Pick for Chris Cornell Songs:

10. Outshined (Soundgarden – 1991)

Source: Sound Garden Vevo Youtube Channel

9. You Know My Name (Chris Cornell – 2006)

(Casino Royale Soundtrack)

Source: Bse Edits Youtube Channel

8. Sunshower –

(Chris Cornell – 1998)

(Great Expectations Soundtrack)

Source: Yutaroucale Youtube Channel


7. I Am The Highway – (AudioSlave – 2004)

Source: PetitJeReve Youtube Channel

6. Cochise –       (AudioSlave – 2001)

Source: AudioSlave Vevo Youtube Channel

5. Billie Jean –            (Chris Cornell – 2006)

(Michael Jackson Cover)

Source: Bruno Furino Youtube Channel

4. Spoonman (SoundGarden – 1994)

Source: SoundGarden Vevo Youtube Channel

3. Show Me How To Live

(AudioSlave – 2002)

Source: AudioSlave Vevo Youtube Channel

2. Like A Stone – (AudioSlave – 2003)

Source: AudioSlave Vevo Youtube Channel

1. Black Hole Sun

(SoundGarden – 1994)

Source: SoundGarden Vevo Youtube Channel

Special Mention:

Nothing Compares To You

(Chris Cornell – 2015)

(Prince – Cover)
Source: SiriusXM Youtube Channel

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