How much was Chris Cornell worth?
|Net Worth:||$60 Million|
|Date of Birth:||July 20, 1964 (aged 52)|
|Country:||United States of America|
About Chris Cornell
Christopher John Cornell, an American singer, songwriter, and musician, was born on July 20, 1964. His estimated net worth is $60 million. One of the best voices in modern rock was Chris Cornell’s, which was equally adept at conveying wrath, dread, and vulnerability. Cornell portrayed a more complex masculinity as the frontman for Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, and Audioslave than the conventional rock star, which helped turn him into a hero for a new generation of hard rock fans.
The so-called “Seattle sound” of the 1990s originated in Seattle, Washington, where he was born. Young and devoted to the Beatles, he made the decision to make music his vocation.
In 1984, Chris Cornell founded Soundgarden. He initially played drums for the group, but eventually switched to playing guitar and singing. Cornell and Soundgarden composed dark, powerful songs over the course of five full-length albums, drawing influence from vintage hard rock acts like Led Zeppelin. The epic power ballad “Black Hole Sun” from 1994’s Superunknown helped Soundgarden become household names even though they were never as well-known as their Seattle contemporaries Nirvana and Pearl Jam. The band split up in 1997 but came back together in 2010.
The Dog Temple
Cornell formed a side project in memory of a buddy, Mother Love Bone singer Andrew Wood, who passed away from a heroin overdose, before Soundgarden became well-known. Members of Pearl Jam played in the group known as Temple of the Dog, which put out one album in 1991. Temple of the Dog introduced listeners to a more deep, melancholic side of Cornell’s writing once Pearl Jam and Soundgarden started making inroads on commercial radio.
Cornell formed the supergroup Audioslave in 2001 with the members of Rage Against the Machine, Tim Commerford on bass, Tom Morello on guitar, and Brad Wilk on drums. The combination of Cornell’s deep, melancholy growl and Rage’s fiery guitars made for an intriguing band called Audioslave, who struggled to escape the shadow of the two bands that inspired them but whose three albums have held up quite well. The group disbanded in 2006.
Between the dissolution of Soundgarden and the formation of Audioslave, Cornell recorded his first solo album, 1999’s Euphoria Morning, which prominently featured his Beatles influence but failed to become a top seller. Following the dissolution of Audioslave, he released Carry On, his second solo album, in 2007. Carry On had the same dismal sales results as Euphoria Morning despite featuring his “You Know My Name” theme from the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale. With his third album, Scream, released in 2009, Cornell made the decision to completely reinvent himself. He enlisted the help of renowned hip-hop producer Timbaland to develop more pop-savvy music. The value of Chris Cornell’s estate was $60 million at the time of his passing in 2017.