Chris Cornell (or Christopher
Boyle, his birth name) was born July 20, 1965.
He was the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter for Soundgarden
, and Temple of the Dog.
He grew up in Seattle, Washington (considered to be the birthplace of grunge). He developed an obsession for the Beatles during
his early years. During
his teenage years he developed a case of depression. He spent most of this time alone
at his house; drinking, playing drums, and playing guitar.
He went on to help form Soundgarden
in 1984. He originally
played drums and sang, but ended
up playing guitar and singing. After Soundgarden
's breakup in 1997, he went solo. In 2001
he formed Audioslave
with the former instrumentalist's from Rage Against the Machine. Audioslave
broke up in 2007.