Chris Cornell

Born: July 20, 1964
Seattle, WA, USA

  • Cornell is his mother's maiden name.
  • His brother Peter Cornell plays with a band called Somnambulist.
  • Chris Cornell was originally the drummer/singer for Soundgarden, but took over the role of singer when Matt Cameron left Skin Yard to play for Soundgarden.
  • Chris Cornell is best known for his creative writing style, odd time signatured songs, and his explosive screaming voice.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Vocals Guitar Songwriter

Grunge 1990's Alternative Hard Rock

Bands That Chris Cornell Has Played For:
Soundgarden Temple of the Dog

Chris Cornell Has Worked With:
Kim Thayil Eddie Vedder Matt Cameron Hiro Yamamoto Stone Gossard Mike McCready
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"Beethoven can write music, thank God, but he can do nothing else on earth."

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