I've said it a hundred times that Cornell was the last, great, pure, rock and roll singer.
One of my all-time favorite bands.
This one stings. 2018 Races: Oceanside 70.3, Oceanside, CA, April 7th | Ironman Texas, The Woodlands, TX, April 28th | Finland 70.3, Lahti, Finland, June 30th | J√∂nk√∂ping 70.3, J√∂nk√∂ping, Sweden, July 8th
Back in 2012 I answered Chris Cornell to this thread asking which rock star I would want to emulate. I was able to see him with Soundgarden 5x's, Audioslave twice, and 3x's solo. Every time I was blown away by that beautiful voice. RIP Chris. ____________________________________________________ "As for "xxxxxx"...what can I say? You sound like a dick. If you don't want to answer the question, just shut up." AllezPappa
Anyone want to hazard a guess as to cause of death?
Family said they were going to work closely with the Medical Examiner to find out. Lot of speculation that it was suicide. Just sad. ____________________________________________________ "As for "xxxxxx"...what can I say? You sound like a dick. If you don't want to answer the question, just shut up." AllezPappa
Got in the car to go swim this morning (I know, TTSTTTF!) and this song was playing on a local station. Recognised Cornell's voice and thought it was cool, never heard it before. Then it ended and the DJ said he'd been found dead in his room overnight. Absolutely shocked.
Maybe it is time to open a national dialog on drugs and depression. So sad that a successful talented man with a beautiful wife and kids would get to the point where suicide is the preferred option.
Well we can start with this: most suicide is caused by a lack of impulse control. Drugs exacerbate it. Depression in its worst state causes inaction (catatonia) not suicide. People blame it on depression because it is nicer than saying it was caused by selfishness, thoughtlessness and immaturity. Most of the people who will read this have contemplated suicide at one time or another. Cornell actually doing it doesn't mean that he had a level of depression that you or I never had.
The narrative that his soul was in such pain that he could no longer envision a life worth living is wrong.