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Chris Cornell Died At The Age Of 52

Rock Star Chris Cornell died at the age of 52 according to the article published by The Associated Press, read below:

UPDATE:

The Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office said that Cornell died as a result of a “suicide by hanging.”
The Detroit Free Press and the Detroit News both reported that Cornell was found dead in a hotel room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel with “a band around his neck.” However, these reports have not yet been corroborated by official police sources.
A full autopsy report, including toxicology results, has not yet been completed. – Blabbermouth

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.

Cornell, who had been on tour, died Wednesday night in Detroit, Brian Bumbery said in a statement to The Associated Press.

Bumbery called the death “sudden and unexpected” and said his wife and family were shocked by it. The statement said the family would be working closely with the medical examiner to determine the cause and asked for privacy.

With his powerful, nearly four-octave vocal range, Cornell was one of the leading voices of the 1990s grunge movement with Soundgarden, which emerged as one of the biggest bands out of Seattle’s emerging music scene, joining the likes of Nirvana, Pearl Jam, and Alice in Chains.

Formed in 1984 by Cornell, guitarist Kim Thayil, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto, Soundgarden’s third studio album, “Badmotorfinger,” in 1991 spawned enormously popular singles “Jesus Christ Pose,” ″Rusty Cage”, and “Outshined” that received regular play on alternative rock radio stations.

Cornell also collaborated with members of what would become Pearl Jam to form Temple of the Dog, which produced a self-titled album in 1991 in tribute to friend Andrew Wood, former frontman for Mother Love Bone.

Three years later, Soundgarden broke through on mainstream radio with the album “Superunknown,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and was nominated for a Grammy for Best Rock Record in 1995. It included hit singles “Spoonman,” ″Fell on Black Days,” ″Black Hole Sun,” ″My Wave”, and “The Day I Tried to Live.”

Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the band, and Cornell pursued a solo career. In 2001, he joined Audioslave, a supergroup that included former Rage Against the Machine members Tom Morello, Brad Wilk, and Tim Commerford. The band released three albums in six years and also performed at a concert billed as Cuba’s first outdoor rock concert by an American band, though some Cuban artists have disputed that claim.

Audioslave disbanded in 2007, but Cornell and Soundgarden reunited in 2012 and released the band’s sixth studio album, “King Animal”, in 2012.

In addition to his music, Cornell also became involved in philanthropy and started the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation to support children facing challenges, including homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect.

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Associated Press writer Dennis Waszak in New York contributed to this report.



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PRINCE Dead at 57

PRINCE Dead at 57

Iconic singer and multi-instrumentalist Prince Rogers Nelson, known by his mononym PRINCE, was found dead today morning April 21 at 9:43 am at his Paisley Park recording studio in Chanhassen, Minnesota.

Prince died just a month and a half before completing his 58th year on this planet, running an iconic career that spanned for almost 40 years, leaving behind a legacy of 39 studio albums, 4 live albums, 6 compilation albums, and many prints on several other works like The New Power Generation (NPG)’s and Madhouse’s albums.

Prince was an incredible multi-instrumentalist claimed to be able to play more than 27 instruments. He is mostly known to play guitar, piano, drums, harmonica, and bass, aside from singing during his live shows. His style was unique and consisted of mixing several genres into his music like Rock, R&B, Soul, Funk, Hip Hop, Disco, Psychedelia, Jazz, and Pop.
Prince Dead

Prince’s health condition was not very reassuring lately; his health condition has forced him to cancel two recent shows. Moreover, there were reports of one of Prince’s recent flights (April 15, 2016) being forced to make an emergency landing so that Prince could be taken to a hospital due to flu-like symptoms.

Carver County Chief Deputy Jason Kamerud confirmed to news reporters that the local police answered a medical call at 9:43, reports The Independent.

The cause of death is still unidentified. We will keep updating as soon as anything is revealed.

For now, let’s give Prince a last ovation and enjoy his music:


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AMARANTHE – ‘Drop Dead Cynical’ Single Set For September 9

 

Swedish/Danish power/melodic death metal band AMARANTHE have set September 9 as the release date of their upcoming third album’s first single ‘Drop Dead Cynical’.

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