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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 2:10am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Just learned that Chris Cornell has died, aged only 52.

Another great star gone way, way too early. 
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Gordon Somers
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 2:21am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

Sad news - RIP
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Francesco Consoli
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 4:45am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

I just don't know what to say - very sad news, loved his voice.

RIP - you will be missed.
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Michael Penn
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 5:51am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Tremendous singer, fine songwriter. Terrible waste.
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Doug Centers
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 6:00am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

WAY too young.

He had tweeted before his concert how happy he was to be back in Rock City. Then a short time after the concert he's gone. Unsubstantiated rumors are flying about.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 6:36am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

HUGE Soundgarden fan. This one hits very hard. My favorite male rock voice. I'm just gutted. I just ordered the reissue of ULTRAMEGA OK 2 days ago. 

Fuck. Say Hello 2 Heaven, Chris. 
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Peter Martin
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 7:09am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

Crazily good rock voice and that is so very young. Damn.
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Marc Cheek
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 7:41am | IP Logged | 8 post reply

Possible suicide...

Chris Cornell
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Bill Collins
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 8:46am | IP Logged | 9 post reply

Great voice,tragic loss.If it is suicide,it just shows
that you never know someone`s true mental state,i read
recently that suicide in middle aged males is on the
increase.Maybe we need to focus on mental health issues
as well as cancer?
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Charles Valderrama
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 9:49am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

One of the greatest rock vocalists of all-time.

Gone too soon.

RIP Chris Cornell.

-C!
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Joe Murray
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 2:32pm | IP Logged | 11 post reply

It's still hard to fathom...

Just saw him in November with Temple of the Dog, amazing show, he was/is one of the greatest.

Like a Stone

RIP
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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 6:19pm | IP Logged | 12 post reply



  Crap, my ipod is turning into a graveyard. Way too soon to lose such a great voice.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 18 May 2017 at 7:50pm | IP Logged | 13 post reply

That's great Joe. Wish I could've made one of them. 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 1:24pm | IP Logged | 14 post reply


Ultimately ruled a suicide, but also sounds like a horribly sad accident, just the same.

Can't believe how fast the great voices of the '90s grunge and alternative scenes are slipping away.  All that seem to be left are Eddie Vedder and Dave Grohl.  Maybe Billy Corgan and Perry Farrell?

Soundgarden, Cornell's first solo album and the first Audioslave will be in heavy rotation for me this week.

RIP




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John Harrison
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 3:01pm | IP Logged | 15 post reply

When 90s sound came out right before it exploded to mainstream Soundgarden's Badmotorfinger was "my" group/cassette that no one else really seemed to be into.  Later I discovered Louder than Love due to fellow burnout in school who told me about their previous stuff.  Then Temple of the Dog came out and I was more blown away by the fact that Soundgarden and Pearl Jam were together on an album unaware at the time that it was a tribute to Mother Love Bone front man Andrew Wood former roommate of Cornell's. 

 Like many my age the movie Singles came out and that soundtrack became another moment that defined us musically.  Cornell appearing in movie and I believe had a solo song on it.  Singles would turn me onto Alice in Chains debut Dirt.  I l became burned out on Soundgarden after hearing Black Hole Sun and Spoonman so many times on the radio till I couldnt stand either song.  Then Audioslave debuted  years later and once again Cornell was front in center of my musical tastes.  Their performance on Letterman is still quite memorable to me.  Then Johnny Cash covering Rusty Cage was such a pleasant shock to discover one of my favorite songs brought back into the limelight. 

The shocking part aside from the obvious tragedy is like Shaun said is now realizing how many of the voices of the 90's are gone. 

 i cant bring myself to listen to what was the soundtrack of my late teens early twenties right now ... Johnny Cash version of Hurt is running thru my head.  

Everyone I know goes away
In the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt

RIP Chris thank you for the words and songs of my youth
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Nelson Zeppilli
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 3:12pm | IP Logged | 16 post reply

As a singer myself, Chris Cornell was a huge influence. Euphoria Morning is in my all time top ten records... It's like I can't even feel sad now. It just feels weird.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 3:35pm | IP Logged | 17 post reply

Alice In Chains's debut was FACELIFT. And their EP, SAP was released before DIRT, as well. 
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Brian Miller
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The SINGLES Soundtrack (coincidentally the deluxe reissue came out today and has a lot more Cornell stuff on it) turned A LOT of us on to bands we may never have heard before. 

I was aware of Soundgarden when I got the soundtrack but was only aware of his claim to the throne vacated by Plant. Then I heard "Seasons". Gamechanger. And he really WAS heir apparent to Plant. Still one of my favorite songs. Then Soundgarden proper gets a track later on that really should've been on BADMOTORFINGER in Birth Ritual. What a wailer!! I think that's probably the highest notes he sang on record. Two instant classics I go back to over and over again. 

His wife is refuting the claim it was suicide. From the info that's out there right now, it may be an accidental Ativan overdose. 
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John Harrison
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 4:30pm | IP Logged | 19 post reply

Alice In Chains's debut was FACELIFT. And their EP, SAP was released before DIRT, as well. 

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Thank you I realized after I posted I should have went back fixed it.

Dirt was another moment in the soundtrack of high school so stuck in my head ... a guy I barely knew that I gave a ride home to just put the cassette in without asking he carried copies of it around he was obsessed with it and trying to get anyone to listen to it.  He told me  to keep the copy later I sat in my car parked in my drive way listen to the whole album before getting out of my car.  

Like the first time I heard Black by Pearl Jam on an alternative station that was truly alternative  I had to sit in the car and just listen.

Hearing what would later be called grunge for the first time in middle America raised in a house where rock and roll was the devil's music and that Elvis should have sang nothing but gospel type parents... well life changing may be a bold statement but it created a curiosity in me that later exposed me to the Ramones, Mother love Bone, Sex Pistols, Danzig, The Stooges and on and on the list would go.  But looking back I think it was Outshined by Soundgarden that just stuck with me.. it was a entry point into a much bigger world for me.

Chris dying twenty minutes from where I live dying in a place where I not only have been but was once offered a job.  This is all just hitting very close to home in many ways. 






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Brian Miller
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 6:28pm | IP Logged | 20 post reply

I hear you, John. 
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Joe Murray
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Posted: 19 May 2017 at 6:35pm | IP Logged | 21 post reply

Then I heard "Seasons". Gamechanger.

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He did "Seasons" that night at the Bill Graham Civic with Temple of the Dog, and it was like Tilda Swinton just knocked my astral form outta my body.  A couple other highlights/bucketlist checks, among a sea of awesomeness, was seeing them do:

Stargazer
River of Deceit
Achilles Last Stand
War Pigs


Man, do I miss that guy...






Edited by Joe Murray on 19 May 2017 at 7:07pm
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 20 May 2017 at 6:25am | IP Logged | 22 post reply

I've watched that show on YouTube. It's absolutely amazing. 
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Eric Smearman
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Posted: 21 May 2017 at 12:17pm | IP Logged | 23 post reply

Saw him solo twice and once with Soundgarden. Such an amazing
voice! Way too young and too soon.
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Brian Miller
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Posted: 21 May 2017 at 3:59pm | IP Logged | 24 post reply

Saw Soundgarden twice back in '96. Was hoping they would ramp up a big tour with at least one date semi-close to me after finishing up the album they were in the middle of recording. 
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