Why Chris Cornell Was the DNA & Soul of Seattle's Rock Scene
publish date: 2017-05-19
In Seattle on Thursday (May 18) -- the day the world learned Chris Cornell had died -- his music was coming from everywhere: bars, restaurants, coffee shops, office cubicles, marina docks, cars at stop lights, everywhere. People cried. Really. There was no other topic to discuss. No other artist to play.
Here’s why: Cornell, in all his musical forms, was the epitome of our Seattle music scene. He touched every music fan here, and his impact and presence never really waned over his 30-plus years making music. Cornell was, in a sense, Seattle’s musical soul, and it hurt to read that the beloved frontman of Soundgarden had died at his own hand at the age of 52.