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Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Soundgarden and as the former lead vocalist for Audioslave. He is also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, in addition to being the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his former roommate, Andrew Wood. Cornell's signature prowess as a musician is generally noted as his 4-octave vocal range, as well as his powerful vocal belting technique. He has released three solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), and Scream (2009). Cornell was ranked 4th in the list of "Heavy Metal's All-Time Top 100 Vocalists" by Hit Parader. He performed the theme song to the James Bond film Casino Royale (2006), "You Know My Name." Cornell also released his first live solo album titled Songbook in November 2011. Cornell was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and attended Christ the King, Catholic elementary school and Shorewood High School. His parents are Ed Boyle (a pharmacist from an Irish Catholic background) and Karen Cornell (an accountant from a

Chris Cornell -- Burned On Music Video Set in Mock Hanging (PHOTOS)

Chris Cornell
Burned On Music Video Set in Mock Hanging

Chris Cornell took a turn as a stuntman on his latest music video and it ended with the rocker suffering severe burns. It went down while Cornell was shooting the video for "Nearly Forgot My… READ MORE >

Chris Cornell Sued By Pissed Off Maid

Chris Cornell
SUED By Very Pissed off Maid

10/3/12 -- 11:25AM PST:  Chris' lawyer, Howard King, tells TMZ, he believes the maid and her lawyer were just trying to make a splash in the media, adding, "The true facts are that Ms.… READ MORE >

- 1307 days ago
Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell Play with Dolls Together

Brad Pitt and Chris Cornell Play with Dolls Together

Brad Pitt and rocker Chris Cornell scheduled a play date with each other at the American Girl store in L.A. last weekend -- and lucky for their sense of self-respect, their daughters were also… READ MORE >

- 2041 days ago
One Event, Five Bad Weaves

One Event
Five Bad Weaves

Lance Bass, Brendan Fraser, Chris Cornell, Alice Cooper and Billy Ray Cyrus all showed up to the same benefit in L.A. on Sunday, sportin' some seriously misguided follicularly-challenged looks.… READ MORE >

- 2609 days ago
The Littlest Chow Hound

The Littlest
Chow Hound

Former Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell showed up to Mr. Chow last night with his adorable 2-year-old daughter, Toni, who brought a burst of much needed color to the drab rocker fam. Adam… READ MORE >

- 3142 days ago

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