Heartbreaking and stunning news: Chris Cornell died in Detroit last night. Soundgarden was in town last night and performed a show -- what would be their last show -- at the Fox Theatre. Afterwards details are still developing, but Cornell was later found dead in his hotel room at the MGM Grand. Suicide is the suspected cause of death. An investigation is ongoing. Cornell was 52 years old.
Cornell was and will always be a legend. Cornell's music -- Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, not to mention his solo recordings -- influenced and impacted generations. His voice and glorious music will truly live forever.
R.I.P. Mr. Cornell. Thank you for the music and memories. You are loved and will be missed dearly.
I posted a few things in memory of Cornell, including an hour long radio tribute, along with a Cornell Spotify playlist. Additionally some video from Soundgarden's final show is also posted below along with last night's setlist.
Stream some of Cornell's finest moments on this Spotify playlist.
Update: Watch the final Soundgarden show at the Fox Theatre shot by The World Gone Crazy. If you prefer, you can also watch individual songs shot by VideoGremmie and Uncle Sam - Alive In Detroit
Soundgarden -- Setlist 5/17/17
Searching With My Good Eye Closed
Black Hole Sun
By Crooked Steps
The Day I Tried to Live
Been Away Too Long
Fell on Black Days
A Thousand Days Before
Burden in My Hand
Blow Up the Outside World
Jesus Christ Pose
Slaves & Bulldozers