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Chris Cornell

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Seattle, WA, United States (1984 – present)

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964), Seattle, WA, United States, is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist.

In 1984 he formed the band Soundgarden with bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Throughout the late 19 and , Soundgarden experienced major success as one of the major grunge bands (along with groups such as Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam).

In 1990, Chris Cornell worked together with the (then) Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, and Stone Gossard, Jeff Ament and Mike McCready (who would later form Pearl Jam) in a project named Temple of the Dog. They wrote a 10 song album as a tribute to Andrew Wood, the singer of Mother Love Bone who had died the year before of a heroin overdose.

In 1997 Soundgarden split at the zenith of their popularity due to tensions in the group and Chris began a solo career. He released the sucessful album Euphoria Morning. Out of this album came the single Can’t Change Me.

When Zack De La Rocha left Rage Against the Machine in 2001, Chris Cornell joined the instrumentalists of Rage Against the Machine to form the band Audioslave.

In 2006 Chris recorded a theme song for the James Bond 007 movie, “Casino Royale”, titled You Know My Name, which is used as the opening song.

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