Chris Cornell



  • Birth Place: Seattle, WA
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 07/20/1964, Cancer
  • Profession: Rock singer
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Chris Cornell Fast Facts:
  • Worked for several years as a fish handler for a Seattle seafood wholesaler.
  • Began his music career playing drums in a cover band.
  • After forming Soundgarden in 1984, released his first studio album with the band, Louder Than Love, in 1989 on A&M Records.
  • Collaborated with future Pearl Jam members Eddie Vedder, Jeff Ament and Stone Gossard in Seattle's Mother Love Bone, whose 1990 self-titled debut featured the smash hit "Hunger Strike."
  • Following Soundgarden's demise in 1997, made his solo debut two years later with the largely acoustic Euphoria Morning.
  • Formed Audioslave, a "supergroup" featuring three of the four former members of Rage Against the Machine, in 2001; the band released three albums in a four-year span before calling it quits.
  • Along with his wife, Vicky Karayiannis, and her brother, opened the Paris restaurant-nightclub Black Calavados in 2006.
  • Chris Cornell Relationships:
  • Lillian Jean Cornell - Daughter
  • Susan Silver - Ex-wife
  • Toni - Daughter
  • Christopher Nicholas - Son
  • Vicky Karayiannis - Wife
  • Chris Cornell Awards:
  • 2012 Golden Globe: Best Original Song - Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Hard Rock Performance - Winner
  • 1994 Grammy: Best Metal Performance - Winner

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