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Old 05-18-2017, 06:20 AM   #1
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RIP Chris Cornell

died yesterday night while on tour in Detroit. He was 52. Link.

Holy shit, man.

we saw him in 2015 in Chicago just before we moved to Texas. He did a solo acoustic set & his voice was still amazing. He played for hours... no breaks, not even for water. Not sure how that was possible.
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Old 05-18-2017, 08:27 AM   #2
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Yeah, this sucks.

I remember when Soundgarden split and Rage Against the Machine stopped touring and rumors were that they would get together, I thought...nah those two sounds/styles don't go together but damned if Audioslave wasn't one of my favorite bands.

4 big frontmen for really influential bands of my 20's and Eddie Vedder is all that's left. Cobain, Weiland, and now Cornell.

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Old 05-18-2017, 08:56 AM   #3
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Yeah, this sucks.

I remember when Soundgarden split and Rage Against the Machine stopped touring and rumors were that they would get together, I thought...nah those two sounds/styles don't go together but damned if Audioslave wasn't one of my favorite bands.
Huh, and I thought it would be an awesome fit but was disappointed with their output. To each his own.

Can't get "Nothing To Say" out of my head this morning.

Really wish I would have gotten to see his acoustic show. Heard nothing but good things about it.
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Huh, and I thought it would be an awesome fit but was disappointed with their output. To each his own.

Can't get "Nothing To Say" out of my head this morning.

Really wish I would have gotten to see his acoustic show. Heard nothing but good things about it.
I had the first Audioslave album. It was better than the usual "supergroup" output I thought. still not as good as anything Rage or Soundgarden put out prior, but I still liked it.

We lucked out getting to see his show. I saw it was going to be in Chicago that night or maybe a day in advance and got a couple tickets (shitty tickets but still).

and we had a babysitter that lived in walking distance, had no family of her own nearby, as her kids were grown and moved away, and liked babysitting just to get out of the house... so we were able to arrange that at the last minute.
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Old 05-18-2017, 10:40 AM   #5
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I have a Cd pf Temple of the dog I think somewhere.It was good, and I remember listening to it alot.
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Old 05-18-2017, 01:34 PM   #6
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I had the first Audioslave album. It was better than the usual "supergroup" output I thought. still not as good as anything Rage or Soundgarden put out prior, but I still liked it.

We lucked out getting to see his show. I saw it was going to be in Chicago that night or maybe a day in advance and got a couple tickets (shitty tickets but still).

and we had a babysitter that lived in walking distance, had no family of her own nearby, as her kids were grown and moved away, and liked babysitting just to get out of the house... so we were able to arrange that at the last minute.
I guess I was a bigger fan of Rage than Soundgarden at the time, so it was pretty disappointing to hear the edges of Morello and Co's sound filed off so much. But if you take that out of the equation and just listen to the songs on their own merit, it's not bad.

Definitely sounds like a stroke of luck. I'd do anything for a trustworthy babysitter. Have you found anyone in TX?
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everytime we find a babysitter we like, that gets along with our kids, they move or get a full time job. i think we've gone through 4 different ones in 1 1/2 years. we don't get out much.

wife typically interviews them, and then she brings them over to meet kids. if they pass that test, then we hire them.
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Wayne County coroner confirmed it was suicide.

Don't really know what to think about that.

seems totally unexpected. Why now, after all he's been through? You'd think whatever demons troubled him before would be tolerable now, at age 52. man.
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then again... he has been writing and performing depressing songs about suicide for 30 years, so if you look at it that way...

I was listening to A-Sides (not the only Soundgarden album I have, just the only one I could find this AM) on the way to work, and I was surprised by how many references to suicide were in his songs... even the ones not openly about suicide.
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Smells Like Teen Spirit had actually gotten onto main streem radio play lists in the about quarter century ago that Curt Cobain offed himself.

He had gotten into the mainstream news a number of months earlier for a suicide attempt; his successful subsequent attempt got a lot more coverage.

When I heard about it 30 something me said to myself "oh yeah, that guy from that group with that song."

I couldn't tell you the name of a single song that Eddie Vedder or whatever band he was with or this guy or Soundgarden ever recorded.

I just looked on YouTube for this guy-what's his name Chris Cornell? And I pulled up a bunch of songs and I didn't recognize a single one of them…although in the songs I listened to his voice was pretty impressive.

As a person with diagnosed and treated depressive disorders myself, i'm not impressed by suicide.

Once you get to be an artist in the public spotlight, the least you owe the universe and your fellow man is to at least die of an "accidental" drug overdose, or drink yourself to death like my old friends Cuba Gooding, and Bobby Keys of the Rolling Stones.
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