Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52 Musician Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. He was the singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave and helped popularize grunge rock.
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Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

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Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

Chris Cornell Of Soundgarden Dies At 52

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Musician Chris Cornell has died at the age of 52, according to his representative. He was the singer for the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave and helped popularize grunge rock.

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

OK. Now, let's remember the life of a grunge rock pioneer. The musician Chris Cornell has died. He was the lead singer of Soundgarden.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "BLACK HOLE SUN")

SOUNDGARDEN: (Singing) Black hole sun, won't you come? Won't you come?

RACHEL MARTIN, HOST:

Soundgarden was the first of the Seattle grunge bands to get signed by a major label. Along with Nirvana and Pearl Jam, they changed the sound of commercial rock in the '90s. Cornell will be remembered for his powerful vocals and an impressive four-octave range. He also sang with the band Audioslave.

(SOUNDBITE OF SONG, "LIKE A STONE")

SOUNDGARDEN: (Singing) In your house I long to be.

GREENE: Musician Chris Cornell died unexpectedly just hours after a performance in Detroit last night. He was 52.

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