Chris Cornell remembered — two years on.

Hard to believe it has been two years since we lost Chris Cornell.  The Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman took his own life shortly after a show in Detroit — May 18th, 2017.  Today, the music industry is remembering the amazing footprint that Chris left on the world.  — [eric]

Kerrang! has a profile with Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil, who recognized the unique voice he brought to the table: “He knew what he could do, we all did,” he continues. “But he liked to pursue the areas he wasn’t as strong at too. He was more inclined to take that challenge with his instrument. There was a point when people started saying, ‘He’s a great singer – perhaps the greatest singer in rock,’ and that’s when he began to really focus on being as good a singer as he could be, so he could be even better.”

Speaking of that voice, JamBase reminds us of his vocal power — not just by volume and timbre, but through his instrument’s pure emotion — with a playback of just his vocals isolated on “Black Hole Sun.”

You can revisit Chris Cornell’s appearance at WKQX back in 2015 when he sat down with Lauren O’Neil in Studio 7:

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