I grew up after the break-up of Soundgarden and missed the entire grunge scene entirely. I was first introduced to Chris Cornell via Audioslave, and really began to call myself a fan following his James Bond theme “You Know My Name” for Casino Royale.
I got into Soundgarden retrospectively, but the album of Chris’s that really affected me was his collection of live acoustic material, Songbook. It’s the album that I would put on at night to reflect with. It remains one of my favourite albums of all time and I’m so glad, that even though Chris is gone, he will live on through his family and his music. I will continue to put Songbook on when I feel the need to reflect, and I know Chris will be there with me in spirit.
RIP Chris Cornell