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Chris Cornell is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band, Soundgarden (1984-1997). He also fronted the band, Audioslave, from 2001 to 2007.
Cornell began his musical career as a drummer, before moving on to become a singer and guitarist. His solo career gained critical acclaim with his first solo album, Euphoria Morning, in 1999. His most recent album is the acoustic live recording of Cornell's Songbook Tour in 2011.
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Chris Cornell was born in Seattle, Washington and lived there in his childhood. His Irish Catholic parents are Ed Boyle (a pharmacist) and Karen Cornell (an accountant). Cornell's last name used to be Boyle, but after his parents divorced he and his siblings took his mother's maiden name. Along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains, Soundgarden became one of the biggest and most successful bands from Seattle's emerging grunge scene in the early 1990s. Chris Cornell became known for the incredible power and range of his voice, and for his dark lyrics often dealing with themes of death and existentialism.
Chris Cornell released a solo album entitled Euphoria Morning in 1999. Euphoria Morning includes Chris Cornell's tribute to his friend Jeff Buckley entitled "Wave Goodbye". The album has been noted to include strong influence from Buckley's songwriting and distinctive vocal style.
In the fall of 2006, Chris Cornell started recording his second solo album Carry On, with producer Steve Lillywhite. Among some fellow artists who are expected to accompany him on his second solo release is friend and legendary musician Gary Lucas, who has contributed acoustic guitar to some of the tracks. Chris Cornell has stated that he is always writing, and that there are some songs that he was not able to put into an Audioslave album.