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    RIP Chris Cornell.....damn that's sad

    The guy was definitely one of my favorites. Can't believe it! What the fuck??? Dead at 52
    "The reason death sticks so closely to life isn't biological necessity - it's envy. Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it; a jealous, possesive love that grabs at what it can." by Yann Martel from Life of Pi



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    short fuse, liked a few of their tunes
    watch out for snakes

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    Bummer 52 is too young but damn rock star lifestyle takes a toll on the ol bod. Rip
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    I still call it The Jake.

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    Being investigated as possible suicide.

    I knew Hiro and I guess Chris was an acquaintance in those early club days (<50 audiences, we were all acquaintances) but I didn't know him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by b-bear View Post
    Bummer 52 is too young but damn rock star lifestyle takes a toll on the ol bod. Rip
    From what I heard he's been clean and sober since his late 30s. FWIW.

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    The guy was inspiration to a LOT of later musicuans. One of those guys who approached his music like the art AND craft that it is.

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    Saw Soundgarden in a dive bar in ABQ in 1989....... Way too young. RIP.
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    No doubt there will be more peeps than usual at the Sound Garden in Seattle.


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    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    From what I heard he's been clean and sober since his late 30s. FWIW.
    NYT article says he returned to heavy drug use after Soundgarden broke up in '97. He's quoted as describing himself as "a pioneer in the abuse of oxycontin". Think the guy had demons.

    Never saw Soundgarden in Seattle in the late '80s but do remember seeing Green River, MLB, Mudhoney and Bundle of Hiss before I left for CA. I grew up with Dan Peters and Kurt Danielson. I remember seeing Screaming Trees at the Depot in Anacortes in 1986(?)

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    Like I said, he cleaned up in his late 30s. I.e. Around 2002 I think.

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    RIP Chris - to paraphrase HST - You stomped on the terra.
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    I guess I didn't do the math. Too young but we're getting older. Time flies.

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    Strange timing being on tour and all. But it's hard to know what lurks in the mind of others. Just a sad loss.

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    I love how the audio and visual quality of this vid is utter dogshit and yet Cornell's vocals still come through as crisp



    Most if not all of his last show is on youtube

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    Great voice. One of my favorite groups. RIP
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    Bummer. He was the guy who turned me onto the whole grunge scene in my youth. I remember sneaking into the OK Hotel underage and hearing the singer scream and thinking "holy crap, that's insanely beautiful." It was the first (and maybe only) truly clean, melodic scream I'd heard that still contained all the angst and anger I identified with and needed to feel in my music as a young teen. I don't remember exactly, but I think they were playing Big Dumb Sex. Of all the bands I listened to if that era, early Soundgarden was by far my favorite.

    That moment set the course to broadened me out of my butt rock, Metallica, Pink Floyd, Rush fandom phase of life. Saw him years later at the Paramount, prob early 2000s, and his voice was still impressive. Wasn't as inspired a performance by any stretch, kind of a boring concert actually, but the guy had pipes.

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    This song always takes me to another place.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AaronWright View Post
    I guess I didn't do the math. Too young but we're getting older. Time flies.
    Yup I'm with you on that. I had to stop and do the math myself.

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    I played the hell out of Soundgarden training for my first marathon, probably one of my top 10 groups after the year 2000.

    Too young, but he hit his potential and then some imo.
    Eat em up Houston Cougars !

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    RIP Chris Cornell.....damn that's sad

    Quote Originally Posted by frorider View Post
    From what I heard he's been clean and sober since his late 30s. FWIW.
    For sure but seems like it still takes the ol toll on the bod....hence why all the old fucks in our lives tell us to take care of ourselves but we all ignore until you start feeling the toll yourself lol
    Including myself in this
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    Sad shit.

    My guess is the fentanyl got him

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    the seattle of the 90s was a good time for this transplant from NY/VT. The music scene was fun and chris and soundgarden were a big part. Black Hole Sun is a favorite

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    The whole Badmotorfinger album came out in my early teens, like 12 or 13 probably. Talk about a game changer. I bought a guitar, an oversized amp with a grunge distortion pedal and just went fucking nuts!!

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