“Cornell was a real one.” (Jeff Weiss for noisey)
I have “experienced” various famous musician deaths. George Michael hurt because I remember listening to him with mom. Chris Cornell hurts because he and Soundgarden and Audioslave were a part of my life. And who doesn’t at least appreciate Temple of The Dog? I mean, have you heard “Hunger Strike?”
I learned of his passing while getting ready for work. I wanted to go back to bed. I realize that is an overdramatic reaction. I am an adult, after all. But it’s Chris Cornell. How could we lose that voice? How could we lose that man? When I think “grunge,” the first person I think of is Chris Cornell. I feel lucky to have watched his growth since the early 1990s. I even enjoyed his solo work.
“Please, mother mercy, take me from this place and the long-winded curses I keep hearing in my head. Words never listen.”