CHRIS CORNELL unleashed "HIGHER TRUTH", 9/18/2015 via EMe.
SOUNDGARDEN unleashed "KING ANIMAL", 11/13/2012 via SEVEN FOUR, REPUBLIC. VERTIGO.
CHRIS CORNELL unleashed three releases with AUDIOSLAVE (featuring members of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) and was also a member of the 90's Seattle, Washington supergroup TEMPLE OF THE DOG (featuring members of SOUNDGARDEN, and PEARL JAM).
ITP V.017 EDITORS NOTE: "Say Hello To Heaven".. I'm shocked, gutted and heartbroken by this horrid news. CHRIS CORNELL was the best and most talented rock vocalist of his time. Rest easy CHRIS..
FROM SHAWN SHANNON:
Man,there's alot of you older "metal" cats talking your bullshit about how you don't care about grunge in the wake of Chris Cornell s death. Haha you keep telling yourself that. Even though I was the younger 90's kid I was given my first Megadeth album (Peace Sells) and Ozzy s (No Rest for the Wicked) at like 9 ... in the late 80s by my older cousins. So you know for a god damned fact that the 90s were off the hook with Death Metal,thrash and wait for it grunge. And we all had every one from AIC, Soundgarden,PJ,Primus,Nirvana and Ministry along side with our death thrash and skate punk albums. And I can probably be a personal witness to you super ultra "metal" haters being the "hippie " kid in high school with the blind melon shirt and white kid fro while I was getting the shit beat out of me by every cornfed Jesus christian and gang banger for being the small "devil worshipper kid" in the Legion shirt.
FROM APOPTYGMA BEZERK:
Chris Cornell is gone. Unbelievable.
FROM TOM MORELLO (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE) :
I love you, brother. Thank you for your friendship and your humor and your intellect and your singular and unmatched talent. It was a great honor to know you as a friend and as a band mate. I am devastated and deeply saddened that you are gone dear friend but your unbridled rock power, delicate haunting melodies and the memory of your smile are with us forever. Your beautiful voice and beautiful self will always be in my heart. God bless you and your family.
FROM BLACK ROCK COALITION:
The Black Rock Coalition pauses in deep sorrow for the sudden and tragic passing of Chris Cornell, founder of Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog and Audioslave. He was a much valued ally, advocate and collaborator for Black rockers like Sophia Ramos, Tom Morello, Living Colour, Weapon of Choice and Fantastic Negrito. He will be sorely missed and will forever command our respect...
FROM LAINA DAWES (AUTHOR):
RIP, my brother. My sincere condolences go out to his family, close friends and bandmates. They must be hurting so much right now.
May you finally find the peace that you didn't have in this life.
FROM SUN AND MOON RECORDS:
A lot of negative emotions and shit talking about Chris Cornell's death.
Oh, okay, Soundgarden was pretty good before Chris died.
Not his death will make Soundgarden better, it won't.
There's a lot of grunge shithrowing, but first 3 Soundgarden albums were released before grunge ever existed and they were more Black Sabbath inspired. Of course who the fuck knows that.
People are fed up with RIP posts.
It's their choice to be on Facebook.
If you shout that people are shit because they are posting RIP posts, and you are offenced, well then maybe your place is not on Facebook.
If somebody dies, it is so normal that people will talk of him. If somebody dies in my family, we talk about it.
If somebody dies in the street you talk about it, somebody dies in town, the town talks about it.
It's not necessarily good or bad, it is NORMAL.
People talk about other people's death. I get the frustration, that when somebody dies, everybody talks of him as a legend, genius, whatever.
Yes, a lot of lowlife pople post RIPs everyday, but there is a parallel universe where some peope actually own some CDs and tapes and what not of the deceased artist and like the artist.
By the way, Chris ended his own life by hanging himself, so at least the Suicidal Black Metal leaders can learn from him not just music but also real life applications.
FROM RIOT FEST:
Some of the greatest classics from Chris Cornell's career. RIP.
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – 1‑800‑273‑TALK (8255)
Some of the greatest classics from Chris Cornell's career. RIP.
FROM ROLLING STONE MAGAZINE:
Chris Cornell was one of the signature voices of Nineties rock, and that voice was the boldest and most virtuosic of them all. He was also an extremely versatile songwriter, who made effortless transitions from menacing metal to epic soundtrack fare. Below are 15 songs that give a hint of the scope of his artistry.
FROM AFRICAN METAL:
One of the best voices to ever break forth in all of hard rock and heavy metal. REST IN PEACE CHRIS CORNELL! Thank you for the tunes!
Nothing but respect for the life and work of Chris Cornell.
FROM UPAC: (ULSTER PERFORMING ARTS CENTER, KINGSTON, NY):
Rest easy Chris.
RIP Chris Cornell, such a talented musician...
FROM LIVING COLOUR:
We're devastated at the passing of Chris Cornell. We send positive vibes and prayers to his family, friends and fans.
(Below are notes from Vernon and Corey)
(Vernon on Chris Cornell):
There. Are. No. Words.
Many of you who follow me know how much of a Soundgarden fan I am. Fucking devastating is what this IS.
-The Day I Tried To Live-
Rest In Peace 🌹
My heart goes out to Matt, Kim, & Ben right now.
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(Corey on Chris Cornell):
He was a force of nature. Fierce and lilting like the wind. Expansive like the ocean. Beautiful like the sky. (Sorry it's 4 o'clock in the morning) I must admit he was intimidating. To sing so well and look that good. Euphoria Morning is still one of my favorites. Always heat felt always coming from somewhere. I will miss him
RIP Chris Cornell
FROM PIPEBOMB (POUGHKEEPSIE, NEW YORK):
R.I.P. Chris Cornell! Here are some words about how Soundgarden inspired Nasum.
FROM HISTORY CHANNEL:
An homage to Chris Cornell, one of the first musicians to define a decade and new music genre: grunge.
Rest In Peace Chris
The Motörhead Family
FROM ROLLING STONE:
FROM BANGER FILMS/TV:
Banger sends its sympathy to the family and friends of Chris Cornell. Like many of you, we are shocked this morning at the news of his death. RIP to one of the legendary singers in rock history.
FROM HELL AND HEAVEN FEST:
We regret the passing of Chris Cornell #rip
FROM THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN:
We love you. Kim, Matt, Ben...everyone in your whole camp. We love you and have been immensely affected like no other death has affected us. There are no words. Life is short be strong and present and caring.
FROM DUFF MCKAGAN:
FROM PERRY FARRELL (JANE'S ADDICTION):RIP Chris Cornell. Truly sad for his children and family....and the rest of us. A good man. pic.twitter.com/bieTIsJhhw— Duff McKagan (@DuffMcKagan) May 18, 2017
FROM TOOL:A shining voice in music has left us in the midnight. He was a complex and gentle soul #ChrisCornell has flown into the black hole sun.— Perry Farrell (@perryfarrell) May 18, 2017
Very sad to hear of the passing of the great voice of Soundgarden and Audioslave.
FROM BILLY IDOL:
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist... another blow…RIP— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
FROM PAUL STANLEY (KISS):
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music's loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 18, 2017
FROM ELTON JOHN:
Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man. pic.twitter.com/Hwdgst8kmg— Elton John (@eltonofficial) May 18, 2017
FROM SUB POP RECORDS:
FROM ALICE IN CHAINS:We’re shocked and heartbroken at the news about Chris Cornell. Our thoughts are with his family and the Soundgarden team. pic.twitter.com/zX4Y5TdD4s— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) May 18, 2017
We are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/hs5rYFIp0k— Alice in Chains (@AliceInChains) May 19, 2017
FROM PEARL JAM:
FROM DR. DREW: (COURTESY OF KLOS, L.A. CALIFORNIA):
FROM NBCNEWS.COM: http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/it-s-not-just-chris-cornell-suicide-rates-highest-among-n762221
FROM MENTAL HEALTH ASSOCIATION OF DUTCHESS COUNTY NEW YORK:
People tend to be secretly fascinated by anything related to mental health yet talking about it seems taboo. Psychological thrillers are top sellers. Movies are made that focus on addiction and mental illness and they tend to do very well in the box office. Newsprint and magazine articles are written and widely read. Yet people rarely talk about their fascination with mental health. They don't talk about it because of the stigma attached to both addiction and mental health.
I have been working in the field for over 27 years. It continues to amaze me how even the people working in the field are very secretive and non-forthcoming when they or someone they know struggles with some type of mental health or addiction issue. Why is it safer to not talk about these things? Why are people more comfortable disclosing a medical diagnosis but not mental illness or addiction? Is it fear of persecution? Is it fear they will be treated differently and look down upon? Is it a fear that people were seeing you or your family member as weak? Yes, yes, yes, and yes.
The mental health treatment system needs re-vamping. It has many flaws. I'm not going into all the reasons for this, however, people that seek help know that there are many barriers. Each and every time there is some tragedy in this country which is tied back to an untreated mental illness or an addiction issue, most recently the Times Square tragedy or the suicide of Chris Cornell for instance, the news reporters and the politicians all talk about the need for better funded mental health care and a greater push for education around how to recognize signs and symptoms of mental illness and addiction. Unfortunately, while they all agree that it should be a priority, it goes by the waist side very quickly.
If you were asked what the key components to someone beating cancer were, what would you say? I think you would agree that having a good support system is a big positive. I’m also guessing that if that support system takes the time to understand what you may be going through and listens to what you may need it would make a huge impact as well.
One of the worst things about the stigma related to mental health and addiction is that it leaves those who are struggling with an illness or an addiction feeling very alone. Too often the support that is vital to overcome any illness is virtually nonexistent. This is because the person with the illness is embarrassed and ashamed and won’t discuss it with the people closest to them. Plus, those people who may glean there is a problem don’t feel equipped to help or feel it might be weird if they bring it up.
So how do we reduce the stigma? The easiest way is to acknowledge it. The easiest way is to do what we can to show everyone else that it’s ok to be supportive of people with mental illness or addiction.
On Saturday June 3 at 10 a.m. on the Walkway Over the Hudson Mental Health America of Dutchess County, NAMI Mid-Hudson and Mid-Hudson Addiction Recovery Services will join forces with Mid-Hudson Regional Hospital to host an awareness walk and a health expo. This is an opportunity to step outside your comfort zone and make a dent in the biggest barrier to recovery. Each one of us can do our part to improve outcomes of mental health and addiction. By walking you will be sending a message to all those people suffering in silence that they have support. I hope to see you on the Walkway June 3.
MORE CHRIS CORNELL TRIBUTES LATER..
VIDEO BELOW: SOUNDGARDEN: "OUTSHINED" (COURTESY OF SOUNDGARDEN):
VIDEO BELOW: SOUNDGARDEN:"JESUS CHRIST POSE" ( COURTESY OF SOUNDGARDEN):
Thanks-Stay Metal, Stay Brutal, Stay ALIVE-\m/ -l-