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Geez, this one came outta nowhere.

 

I was never much more than a casual Soundgarden fan - I only own "Louder Than Love" and "Badmotorfinger" - but the guy had a hell of a voice.

 

I'm also a massive James Bond nerd and he sang the theme to "Casino Royale" ("You Know My Name") so Chris was OK in my book.

 

R.I.P. sir.

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Not a major Soundgarden fan, but quite liked the Audioslave stuff. No doubting he had a great voice. RIP

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Was it suicide???? Surely not.

 

RIP.

 

Sounds like it. I don't really know the guy, hated his music and his voice and all that... but doesn't mean I wish him any harm. 52 ain't that old either, and these stories intrigue me. May he rest in peace.

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Back in the internetless 90's I was a fan of Soundgarden. Great voice, so powerful. Very sad to hear the news.

 

Only Eddie Veder is left of the massive grunge vocalists of the early 90's.

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Only Eddie Veder is left of the massive grunge vocalists of the early 90's.

 

That intrigues me. How many were there, overall? And how did they all die? Was it all suicide?

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That is sad to hear, he had a distinctive voice and seemed to be a very down to earth and genuinely nice person. Another talented artist gone too soon. My heart goes out to his family.

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Only Eddie Veder is left of the massive grunge vocalists of the early 90's.

 

That intrigues me. How many were there, overall? And how did they all die? Was it all suicide?

 

Confirmed as a suicide for Chris, what a dumb chicken shit thing to do. I don't know him or his issues but please. There are a lot of people worse off then he and certainly not independently wealthy and talented and such. But I digress. Hopefully he has come to terms with his demons.

 

As for the others, I would think the top tier bands at the time were/are:

Soundgarden/Chris Cornell/Dead,

Alice N Chains/Layne Staley/Dead,

Mother Love Bone/Andrew Wood/Dead,

Nirvana/Kurt Cobain/Dead,

Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder/Alive.

 

Sure there are a few others from that ilk but not to that level of success. MLB was on its way when Andy died and obviously was the catalyst for PJ.

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http://www.abc2news.com/news/national/soundgarden-singer-chris-cornell-dead-at-age-52

 

The Grammy-winning rocker had performed Wednesday night at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. He ended his performance with a cover of Led Zeppelin's "In My Time of Dying."

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Only Eddie Veder is left of the massive grunge vocalists of the early 90's.

 

That intrigues me. How many were there, overall? And how did they all die? Was it all suicide?

 

Confirmed as a suicide for Chris, what a dumb chicken shit thing to do. I don't know him or his issues but please. There are a lot of people worse off then he and certainly not independently wealthy and talented and such. But I digress. Hopefully he has come to terms with his demons.

 

As for the others, I would think the top tier bands at the time were/are:

Soundgarden/Chris Cornell/Dead,

Alice N Chains/Layne Staley/Dead,

Mother Love Bone/Andrew Wood/Dead,

Nirvana/Kurt Cobain/Dead,

Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder/Alive.

 

Sure there are a few others from that ilk but not to that level of success. MLB was on its way when Andy died and obviously was the catalyst for PJ.

 

 

You could also add Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots or even Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon to that list.

Like WWE wrestlers Grunge singers don't live long.

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Only Eddie Veder is left of the massive grunge vocalists of the early 90's.

 

That intrigues me. How many were there, overall? And how did they all die? Was it all suicide?

 

Confirmed as a suicide for Chris, what a dumb chicken shit thing to do. I don't know him or his issues but please. There are a lot of people worse off then he and certainly not independently wealthy and talented and such. But I digress. Hopefully he has come to terms with his demons.

 

As for the others, I would think the top tier bands at the time were/are:

Soundgarden/Chris Cornell/Dead,

Alice N Chains/Layne Staley/Dead,

Mother Love Bone/Andrew Wood/Dead,

Nirvana/Kurt Cobain/Dead,

Pearl Jam/Eddie Vedder/Alive.

 

Sure there are a few others from that ilk but not to that level of success. MLB was on its way when Andy died and obviously was the catalyst for PJ.

 

 

I was shocked this morning when I read the news but when I turned on my computer just a few minutes ago and read that it was suicide - well I agree that it was a "dumb chicken shit to do". Who among us doesn't have a problem?

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My dad was a copper for 30 years, and he was called to many a suicide/attempted suicide ... he said that those looking for help would be the ones who did something 'public', those who had reached their lowest point, and couldn't see a way out, would just do the deed.

 

Yes, a lot of us have problems and issues, but I'm guessing that we all have friends and family that we can talk to.

 

None of us know what demons Chris was fighting. Regardless of how wealthy or talented he was, or how many people he had around him, it looks as though they finally beat him down.

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My dad was a copper for 30 years, and he was called to many a suicide/attempted suicide ... he said that those looking for help would be the ones who did something 'public', those who had reached their lowest point, and couldn't see a way out, would just do the deed.

 

Yes, a lot of us have problems and issues, but I'm guessing that we all have friends and family that we can talk to.

 

None of us know what demons Chris was fighting. Regardless of how wealthy or talented he was, or how many people he had around him, it looks as though they finally beat him down.

 

 

Thanks for that. It's hard for people to get their head around suicide and some do react negatively to it.

 

There will be a story behind this and I hope this story helps others get the help they need.

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My dad was a copper for 30 years, and he was called to many a suicide/attempted suicide ... he said that those looking for help would be the ones who did something 'public', those who had reached their lowest point, and couldn't see a way out, would just do the deed.

 

Yes, a lot of us have problems and issues, but I'm guessing that we all have friends and family that we can talk to.

 

None of us know what demons Chris was fighting. Regardless of how wealthy or talented he was, or how many people he had around him, it looks as though they finally beat him down.

 

 

Thanks for that. It's hard for people to get their head around suicide and some do react negatively to it.

 

There will be a story behind this and I hope this story helps others get the help they need.

 

Yes I do react negatively to it. Especially when its from those of a certain stature. Sure we are all fucked up, but a select few have enough resources to get the best of help, no matter what the demon may be. The rest of us have to just man up and think about the families we have and the responsibilities we have committed to and deal with it.

 

I did a quick Google and he was worth an estimated $60 million dollars and was considered in the top 50 of the wealthiest musicians. Can't imagine what kind of therapy that kind of scratch could buy? I know I would be one happy mother fucker with a third of that...

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Fresh to see a couple of straight shooters here. I had a glance of Facebook today for some reason, and that Michael Eden twat posted a massively over-the-top post, almost taking glee in his death, but in there he did make the point that everybody has stuff to deal with that he thought suicide was the cheap way out.

 

He got torn to shreds, completely rightly so. He really is a complete dickhead. But I have to admit I do also have my issues with all this mental illness and depression these days. Yes, I acknowledge it is a real thing and no one can realistically comment on anyone else's situation without being in their shoes... but there are a lot of people who are depressed out there - obviously many on different levels to others - but I have just never been on board with suicide, or been able to feel much sympathy for it. Especially when there's kids involved.

 

I know, I know, no one can be inside his head to know where he was at and all that, but I personally believe it is the soft option too. I know it's a stretch, but it is a way of saying "my problems are the worst ever - so much worse than yours, so I have no other option that do do this." No one can be inside a head when it gets this fucked up, no doubt, but there are people all over the world with both diagnosed and undiagnosed depression, who handle it without taking the only life they're given... and in doing so, having a gigantic negative impact on EVERY SINGLE life of the people they supposedly cared about. Sorry to offend anyone, but it's just weak, imo.

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