Chris Cornell, what happened?

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  1. adams_1

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    As the frontman of Soundgarden, Chris Cornell was one of the great vocalists of the 90's. Now, he's an idiot.

    His upcoming album, Scream, is to be produced by Timbaland, and it's going to be... well, nasty radio-friendly R&B type pop rubbish. Some of the songs are on youtube for your listening displeasure. A particulary awful one is 'Watch Out', which sounds like everything else you hear these days, except with a dying bear trying to sing it.

    I just don't get how he could do this. Surely he doesn't need the money or anything.

    Discuss.
     
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  2. westside

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    I like Chris Cornell. I loved him in Audioslave.

    I don't know why he would go to Timbaland though. Surely he'd go to someone who wouldn't try to change his sound.

    Sounded pretty good at Project Revolution though
     
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    Not sure why people get so upset when musicians try different things. Musicians love music, they probably listen to a much wider variety of sounds than average person, who often listen to one style of music and define themselves by that genre, making fun of everybody who listens to something else. They're artists. I would argue that a musician that doesn't put it on the line by exploring other areas of musical interests are the lame ones, like an actor who only plays one kind of character over and over and over. Sure, it might be safer economically, but is that what you want from artists?

    If I could be in a band I'd love to have the kind of career U2 had. They've done so many different things and come out relatively unscathed.
     
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    I see where you are coming from, but I do not think what he is doing could be classified as experimenting or exploring. He is following a pretty well worn path here, jumping aboard the Timbaland bandwagon that so many other artists are on.

    If I didn't hate the phrase so much, i'd almost say he was "selling out."
     
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    He is selling out. He needs the money for a gold plated Hummer. Or he's got some drug problem or something..
    Who cares? Timbaland suck.
     
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    This is a shame, especially after You Know My Name for Casino Royale was such a tune.
     
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    That's probably where it all started :p
     
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  8. Huge Cornell fan. Loved everything, Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, Euphoria Morning (solo), and then his last solo effort was really horrible (though thankfully not as horrible as Tom Morello's solo effort).

    This is news to me about the new project, but I don't like the sound of it.
     
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    Temple Of The Dog = some of the best vocals i've heard in my life. Say Hello 2 Heaven especially.

    I suggest you have a look on youtube for some of these new songs... then again, they might make you cry.
     
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    he had a vasectomy after Bad Motor Finger...everything after that was mellow yellow
     
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    Hate to revive this thread. RIP
     
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    Saw soundgarden live for the first time in 97, then again when they reunited, maybe 2010 then finally in 2015....

    Suicide apparently..
     
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    just saw the news a few mins ago. sad. amazing talent.
     
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    Can't believe that. I'm actually very sad, apparently he killed himself.
     
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    :( Very saddened by the news. I remember in 1991 in my junior year in high school, my brother bringing home a cassette tape of Soundgarden's 'BadMotorFinger'. I was blown away. I always put "Rusty Cage" into the rotation for warm-up music during football and basketball games. Mudhoney, Screaming Trees, Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Alice in Chains came to my (and the nation's) attention soon after. Sooo many deaths in these bands over the years. Just sad. These are the moments when I really feel my age. For better or worse, grunge/the Seattle sound was the music of my youth. Chris was so adaptable/talented...the guy was basically a front-man for 3 super groups. How many can say that? RIP, CC. :(
     
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    A beautiful cover

     
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    WOWWWW just saw this, what the hell? :(!!!
     
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    Never liked his music but this is sad.
    Lots of depression out there.
     
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    this day sucks
     
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    So many successful people who go into high risk occupations commit suicide. But, generally, suicide is rare or unusual. This makes me wonder if succeeding in acting or music puts one at a higher risk for suicide than failure?

    Maybe people who fail say, "Well, that's it then" and go on to manage a sporting goods store, or whatever? But people who succeed find they still feel empty? They no longer have the illusion that success will fix it, so they commit suicide.
     
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    Such sad news.
     
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    Still in shock about this news. RIH
     
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    Really liked him as an artist, he made his own decision. Hopefully no family was left behind
     
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    Got to see him live at the palais( Australian music venue) sound was unbelievable. RIP CHRIS.
     
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    I saw Soundgarden live when I was in HS in 1995. They were pretty amazing. RIP.
     
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    I've been in music for a while and know some people kind of close to the situation.

    Be careful the medicine you take folks. That anti anxiety stuff can work too well. It doesn't cause depressed, suicidal thoughts like you would imagine. What it can do is make you unafraid to die. Essentially super curious about death with no fear of dying. It's messed up, but that's what people think happened, because he exhibited no signs of depression.

    Have to be real careful with anti anxiety meds. I would personally only use as an absolute last resort.

    Tragic loss.
     
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    I also feel this way about Jeff Buckley and to a degree, Andrew Wood <mother love bone, Chloe Dancer, Crown of Thorns>
     
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    God's grace, great post.
    Thank you.
     
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    Tragic and Untimely...R.I.P....a lotta good tunes came from the Bands he was in.
     
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    I don't even know what Timbaland is, and I frankly don't give a shlt. OP calling Chris Cornell an idiot is rich. How about some respect? Sometimes artists go through low points, make bad decisions due to poor advice, contractual obligations, or whatever. No fan owns or is entitled to anything from his favorite artists. They are just specially talented people that produce things that you get to enjoy. Enjoy what they gave you.

    Sad Chris Cornell is gone. Incredible voice, incredible songwriting, great charisma, and a decent human being from those who had the chance to meet him. Strange death too. It looks like caused by prescription medication psychosis.

     
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    Totally fan talk about music and the artist that is so interesting! LOL!
     
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    Was a sad loss. I hope people have learned lessons from the deaths of Cornell and people like Robin Williams or Heath Ledger. The lesson being than money and fame don't bring you happiness. You will get used to that situation,and then think 'that's it?'
     
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    Prescription meds are the biggest scourge of our age. Totally decimated the wrestling stars of the 1980's & 1990's & created virtual walking zombies-just look at Tiger Woods recent arrest.
     
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    I prefer to ignore that hideous 2009 record called Scream produced by timbaland. I stick with what Trent Reznor said back then, it's so bad it makes you embarrassed to listen to it.

    Chris had such an awesome bodywork. His first solo record, Euphoria Morning, is by far his best work, along with Alain Johaness and Natasha Shneider (RIP), including his awesome tribute to Jeff Buckley.
     
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