Chris Cornell was one of the most charismatic, powerful singers of his generation, the one that architected the ’90s grunge movement from Seattle.
Just a few hours before his “sudden and unexpected” death, Cornell performed his final gig in Detroit with Soundgarden.
His last tweet paid tribute to the “rock city:”
Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the band. Cornell later pursued a solo career, joined the Audioslave supergroup but in 2012, he and Soundgarden reunited and released the band’s sixth studio album.
People were thrilled to see Soundgarden back in Detroit and the gig at Fox Theatre was sold out:
The venue posted some pictures of what’s become Cornell’s last, amazing performance:
This video from Instagram shows that Cornell’s powerful, nearly four-octave vocal range was still intact:
R.I.P. Chris Cornell.