Chris Cornell (full name Christopher John Boyle) was born 20th July 1964 and is from Seattle, U.S.A.
He is a successful singer, song-writer and musician and has spent almost three decades producing music in multiple guises – mostly finding fame through his band Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave and most recently, solo work.
In the early stages of Chris Cornell’s career, he found success through Soundgarden which he formed with Hiro Yamamoto and Kim Thayil. The band produced five studio albums, three compilations and countless singles. The most successful album the band produced was called Superunknown (1994) which reached number 1 in the US and Australia, and number 4 in the UK Album Chart.
Achieving global recognition with Soundgarden, Cornell had a brief spell with Temple of the Dog. The band consisted of Stone Gossard on rhythm guitar, Jeff Ament on bass guitar, Mike McCready on lead guitar, Matt Cameron on drums and Eddie Vedder on backing vocals. They released just one studio self titled album.
Post Temple of the Dog, Chris Cornell went onto join forces with three musicians from punk-rock band Rage Against The Machine; Tom Morello (lead guitar), Tim Commerford (bass and backing vocals) and Brad Wilk (drums). Out of Exile (2005) did best commercially.
In 1998-99 Chris Cornell released his first solo album, Euphoria Morning (2007) and then with Timberland produced Scream (2009) which entered in the top 10 on the Billboard 200 Chart and was more R&B focused. He released his most recent album Songbook (2011).
In January 2010, Soundgarden announced their reunification, with Chris Cornell revealing their future plans to Rolling Stone magazine.
In February 2012, Chris Cornell performed a cover of Bob Marley’s classic “Redemption Song” at the boxer Muhammad Ali’s 70th Birthday, and also played at a fundraising event for President Barack Obama.