Chris Cornell was truly a voice of our generation. What a voice, as he belted out his four-octave vocal range with such ease. From being the lead singer of the iconic grunge group Soundgarden, forming Temple of the Dog and the supergroup Audioslave. Chris also had a successful solo career and also creating one of the more memorable James Bond themes. Chris Cornell was adored by fans, all over the world.
According to the news reports, his representative, Brian Bumbery, said Cornell died on Wednesday night in Detroit after a sold out performance. Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked.
It was early 2012 and I was lucky to be the only Melbourne rock'n'roll photographer to cover Soundgarden's epic set at Big Day Out and the band's memorable sideshow at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, three days later. It was the first time one of my photographs appears prominently on the front page of The Age newspaper. It was my favourite photo of Chris in full flight with his long hair majestically flying.
Rest In Peace, Chris Cornell. ????
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Photography by Carbie Warbie.