‘No one sings like you anymore’
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Thursday 18th May 2017 saw the passing of one of the greatest grunge artists to hit the music world. As the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell will always be remembered for his stunning song writing abilities and iconic vocals.
Soundgarden’s fourth studio album was Superunknown, released in March 1994. The five singles released from the album were ‘The Day I Tried to Live’, ‘My Wave’, ‘Fell on Black Days’, ‘Spoonman’ and of course ‘Black Hole Sun’. The album went platinum not once, not twice, not even three times. Instead it became a five time platinum selling album with around 9 million copies being sold across the globe.
There is no forgetting Cornell’s work in American supergroup Audioslave, formed with the whammy infused Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello. The bands most successful selling album was their self-titled Audioslave, which went three times platinum released in November 2002. Their second studio album Out of Exile, released in 2005 topped the Billboard 200 chart with singles ‘Be Yourself’ and ‘Doesn’t Remind Me’ to name a few.
Tributes have been paid across the globe from friends, family and fans alike. He was a true credit to music and did so much for the grunge genre. Rest in peace Chris Cornell.