Remembering The Late Soundgarden Frontman Chris Cornell

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As you may know already, Chris Cornell suddenly passed away earlier today. The medical examiner has ruled his death a suicide.

The Soundgarden and former Audioslave frontman was only 52 years old at the time of his death. Nobody knows the reason why he hung himself yet, although I'm just going to talk about my own memories of the late, great singer.

As a kid that grew up in the '90s, I used to listen to a lot of heavy metal, hard rock and grunge music.

I wasn't introduced to Soundgarden until my brother bought their 1996 album "Down on the Upside".

I remember the music channel used to play the singles such as "Pretty Noose", "Burden in My Hand", and "Blow Up the Outside World" all of the time.

The album itself was awesome and I listened to it just a few weeks ago. I did notice that the album and Soundgarden's music videos had a recurring theme of the world ending.

I didn't think much of it at the time, but maybe Cornell had been unhappy for longer than we thought. Anyway, I liked the album, although Soundgarden broke up after that.

Cornell pursued a solo career for a brief period and I always admired his unique voice. I then listened to some of his older material such as "Black Hole Sun" and "Rusty Cage".

"Rusty Cage" still reminds me of the good old days when I was playing Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas. My brother also made me listen to "Temple of the Dog" which was his older band with Pearl Jam's Eddie Vedder.

Cornell then made the supergroup known as Audioslave. It was him teaming up with the musicians from Rage Against the Machine.

Audioslave were awesome too and could have been arguably better than Soundgarden. Too bad the band didn't last too long.

However, my favorite memory of Cornell was his song "You Know My Name" from the James Bond movie Casino Royale. It was the first hard rock James Bond song in many decades.

It could have been the only hard rock song in the James Bond series.

The song fit the movie perfectly and it's still the best song from any Daniel Craig Bond film. It's too bad he didn't have the chance to compose another Bong song.

Anyway, it's sad to know that Cornell took his own life but he will never be forgotten.

My heart goes out to his family and friends. It's unfortunate he had to die this way, but at least the man's music will live in for generations to come.

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