Sorry to hear this; an artist. With Staley, Cobain, and Cornell dead - only Eddie Vedder remains.
I was just writing about Eddie Vedder in another farewell to Chris Cornell. He started out as my favorite of the Seattle frontmen, but over the years I just fell out of love with his voice and Pearl Jam's music. I admire everything that he tried to do to change the music industry and the world for the better, but I guess his voice just didn't age very well. On the other hand, my appreciation of Staley, Cobain, and especially Cornell has really grew over the years.
Besides his work with Soundgarden, I loved Cornell's solo work, his work with Audioslave, and even the covers that I would find that he did on YouTube. He had an amazing range, and to me was one of the most emotive singers.
RIP to Chris Cornell. I really wish I could have seen him inducted to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame especially as Nirvana and Pearl Jam were both recently inducted. Condolences to his friends and family.
Here's his scene from Singles, . I use to watch this all the time when I was younger and going through my grunge phase and had crushes on all the Seattle musicians.
You don't think Kurt Cobain's suicide was romanticized by people?
No, I know what you mean. People often like to go: "grunge musicians = suicide, and that's how they're all gonna go." And they do like to romanticize the grunge scene as equal to suicide and drugs. And so far, that's ringing entirely true.
Just the word romanticized often implies immersed in ideal fantasy and not necessarily reality, but all I'm saying is "Yeah, that's the truth, bro." I realize you know that Cobain and Cornell did actually die from suicide, but all I meant was: "yeah.... that's an actual truth."
Understood. And I don't like that people do that, by the way. Cobain's own daughter was right when she criticized people that do that. At the same time, I understand why it happens because the music in the scene is often so dark, that all the tragedies underscore it.