Chris Cornell

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Will Chris Cornell be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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He'll get in with Soundgarden, but not on his own, and hopefully not with Audioslave.

Posted by William on Tuesday, 04.10.07 @ 18:57pm


I think he may get in on popularity, and the fact that he is a grunge god, I'd say he has a 50/50 chance, a 90/10 chance with Soundgarden, and a 40/60 chance with Audioslave.

Posted by Robert on Wednesday, 05.2.07 @ 22:04pm


Most likely with Soundgarden, but not really on his own. He may have had a shot with Audioslave if they stayed together for a couple more albums.

Posted by maplejet on Thursday, 05.17.07 @ 12:02pm


Greatest voice in the history of rock, he has to be in.

Posted by Bob on Saturday, 08.9.08 @ 22:25pm


I think Chris Cornell is kind of like the Sammy Hagar of this generation. Your first band here, then a short-lived supergroup, then a few solo albums, etc. Too soon to tell if his solo work will be worth anything in the future.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.30.09 @ 11:59am


The rules won't allow him in because he doesn't deserve it as a solo artist, but he was the frontman of three great bands and has a decent solo career. He should get in as a session man or something like that. A voice of a generation. And if you don't like Audioslave get over it. They are a great band. Not hall worthy, but you probably just don't like it cause it isn't Soundgarden. He's like a modern Eric Clapton on vocals. Rose to fame with one band, had a great side project or two in between, then went on to success in a solo career. Granted Clapton made it to the hall with two bands and in my opinion deserves to be in with three side projects (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos) as well as his solo career (damn, he could and should be in 6 times. I don't even think Clapton is a top five guitarist, but he does some SERIOUS work). I don't think Cornell has the same credentials as the Bluesbreakers or Derek and the Dominos in any of his bands (Soundgarden is deserving), but the premise is the same. He is an ambassador of rock.

Posted by Chris on Monday, 01.18.10 @ 19:49pm


Granted Clapton made it to the hall with two bands and in my opinion deserves to be in with three side projects (John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, Blind Faith, Derek and the Dominos) as well as his solo career (damn, he could and should be in 6 times. I don't even think Clapton is a top five guitarist, but he does some SERIOUS work). I don't think Cornell has the same credentials as the Bluesbreakers or Derek and the Dominos in any of his bands (Soundgarden is deserving), but the premise is the same. He is an ambassador of rock.
Posted by Chris on Monday, 01.18.10 @ 19:49pm

I haven't heard any of his solo stuff aside from Scream (the stuff I heard from that was dull). Soundgarden is deserving. Audioslave, great band but no, not enough done. Temple of the Dog was supposed to be a one-off project. No to that. As for Clapton, he IS in with his solo career (though whether that's much more important than anything done with Cream or the Yardbirds is questionable.) I haven't listened to the Bluesbreakers. They were one of the early main British blues-rock acts, so maybe. However, do we really need to put Derek and the Dominos and Blind Faith in? Those were one-off projects, and I really don't think we should put Clapton in AGAIN when there's so much of a backlog of omissions to take care of. Granted, both bands had some great music but that's where it ends. Or maybe we should also put both Audioslave and Velvet Revolver in? Plus Elton John in a second time for that duet with George Michael (that was fantastic by the way.) Plus every project Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and Robert Plant have done. Oh, and what about that Queen+Paul Rodgers project? Seriously, make a case for those three Clapton projects instead of being vague.

Posted by Sam on Monday, 03.8.10 @ 18:06pm


WITH SOUNDGARDEN!

Posted by BulmaPunkRocker on Monday, 07.7.14 @ 00:54am


RIP Chris Cornell

Posted by Roy on Friday, 05.19.17 @ 01:12am


I guess I'll add on to the tributes. The only time I saw Cornell perform live was with Audioslave in 2003 at Lollapalooza. That was the last year it was a touring festival. The show was unforgettable. I still think their version of "Seven Nation Army" was the best live cover I've ever seen. Cornell had a great stage presence, with plenty of charisma. He was one of the very few who could compete with Tom Morello's guitar.

For whatever reason, its always easy to forget that Cornell has/had an extended resume. Be it Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, and his own solo career. Plus a number of appearances he made on his friends' albums. Did I mention he did a James Bond theme and worked with Timbaland? I also heard that he loved interacting with his fans/followers on Twitter. Supposedly that's what rock stars do when they're bored (lol). One of my friends said on Twitter that she was having a rough crappy day, and Cornell, out of the blue, tweeted back, "Laurie, I hope your day gets better". It was legit, trust me, because I saw it.

Like someone else mentioned, Soundgarden should be a shoo-in next year. I know the Death Fairy hasn't been kind to recently departed musicians in the last few years, but this one we all hope to happen.

Rock in peace, Chris

Posted by Jason Voigt on Friday, 05.19.17 @ 15:20pm


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8dNrh-8tn9A

Chris Cornell Inducts Heart at 2013 Induction Ceremony

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.22.17 @ 12:35pm


ENIG
I was curious with Soundgarden's odd time signatures in some songs and the interesting work such as in Spoonman...Do you see any progressive or Prog in Soundgarden's music?
Like many FRL regulars, I was saddened and shocked by Chris Cornell's death. Similar to Scott Weiland, Cornell left us a strong collection from his collaboration in Temple Of The Dog, Soundgarden, Audio slave, and solo work. I had Alice In Chains in my early Nomination List but Soundgarden now will take that spot. Cornell's vocal excellence and guitar work and with his untimely passing all adds up to a Soundgarden nomination. KING

Posted by KING on Monday, 05.22.17 @ 15:29pm


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