Some of rock’s biggest names have posted their tributes to the late, great Chris Cornell.
After the devastating news broke today(May 18), some of rock’s most famous faces have come together to pay their tributes to the Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman.
Read the tributes below:
RIP Chris Cornell
Incredibly Missed. pic.twitter.com/pKNI4tKiXz
— Jimmy Page (@JimmyPage) May 18, 2017
Connor Mason, Nothing But Thieves:
“It was devastating to hear about Chris Cornell, I idolised him in my early teens. Fell on black days and black hole sun were two of the best songs in terms of songwriting I’d heard as a teen and made me fall in love with Soundgarden. But as Audioslave came into fruition the first time I heard that scream on cochise I lost my mind, I knew this would be someone I’d study and idolise as a vocalist for the rest of my life. A legend and devastating loss to the world. My heart is with his family.”
Rest easy, Chris Cornell. One of the best. Thank you for years and years of great music.
— Alexander William (@AlexAllTimeLow) May 18, 2017
SO SO stunned to hear about Chris Cornell! Such a terrible and sad loss! Thinking of his family tonight! RIP
— Dave Navarro (@DaveNavarro) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell / Such an incredible voice. Tragic to hear of his loss at only 52. Gone but never forgotten x pic.twitter.com/2dMcYEupUe
— PulledApartByHorses (@pabh) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell’s death is so shocking & tragic. Soundgarden, his voice, the songs he wrote, a huge influence on my life. Total disbelief.
— Joe Trohman (@trohman) May 18, 2017
So sad to hear about Chris Cornell. Incredible voice. #RIP
— Charlie Simpson (@charliesimo) May 18, 2017
Max Helyer , You Me At Six:
“Chris Cornell was an amazingly talented musician, working on different projects in my life which saw me take some influences from them. Black hole sun will always have a soft spot for me as it was the first song I ever heard from Soundgarden, Cochise from audioslave is an undeniable hit that still resonates with our band to this day. I own a Chris Cornellsignature gibson 335 and this lose will make me cherish this guitar way more than just a guitar now.”
Very sad news about Chris Cornell today. A sad loss of a great talent to the world, his friends and family. Rest In Peace. pic.twitter.com/BlgxE6cJLH
— Joe Perry (@JoePerry) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell. Chris was the most influential singer to me as a writer. I just saw him perform days ago. Completely devastated
— Mark Tremonti (@MarkTremonti) May 18, 2017
— Sebastian Bach (@sebastianbach) May 18, 2017
Holy fuck. Chris Cornell. Rip.
— Gustav T. S. Wood (@Gustav_Wood) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell was such an inspiration. Really sad news.
— Nick Holmes (@NickHolmesPL) May 18, 2017
— Mike Portnoy (@MikePortnoy) May 18, 2017
STUNNED to hear the death of Chris Cornell. Music’s loss. Greater still, his family has lost a father&husband. RIP. https://t.co/5NGC2YCcz1
— Paul Stanley (@PaulStanleyLive) May 18, 2017
Janine Shilstone, VUKOVI:
“Vukovi’s first ever festival was Hard Rock Calling at Hyde Park. I remember us walking into the arena wide eyed and SoundGarden were playing the main stage at the time, we all just looked at each other in awe of him. We blagged our way into the artist area later on that day and ended up sitting only a few feet away from him. He had this nonchalant air about him, he was a true Rock Star.”
— Jamey Jasta (@jameyjasta) May 18, 2017
One of the greatest voices of all time. We’re grateful to have toured with him on Project Revolution in ’08. Rest in Legendary power pic.twitter.com/82d6o6MMhu
— Atreyu (@atreyuofficial) May 18, 2017
Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist… another blow…RIP
— Billy Idol (@BillyIdol) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell was one of the singers I wanted to be when I was growing up. Sad news. RIP.
— Frank Turner (@frankturner) May 18, 2017
Heather Perkins, Slowcoaches:
“The voice of Chris Cornell soundtracked my early teens. I remember my friend at school giving me a burned copy of the Audioslave self titled album – with the title scribbled on the front in Sharpie. There was something about those riffs and that voice that really appealed to me. And that definitely got me into the heavier stuff that I love now. I used to spend hours writing Soundgarden lyrics on my rucksack, my pencil case. RIP Chris.”
Ollie Loring, Big Spring:
“Chris is the true definition of a legend. He’s one of the main reasons our band even exists. His riffs, voice and songwriting are all just on another level, that only a select few masters will ever reach. Thank you Chris for blessing us with your beautiful songs.”
— Serj Tankian (@serjtankian) May 18, 2017
— JARED LETO (@JaredLeto) May 18, 2017
Devastating news about Chris Cornell , so fucking sad dammit
— Brody Dalle-Homme (@BrodyDHomme) May 18, 2017
RIP Chris Cornell. One of the most iconic and distinctive voices and a true talent. He will be greatly missed.
— Andy Biersack (@andyblack) May 18, 2017
— Lzzy Hale (@LZZYHALE) May 18, 2017
Chris Cornell gone at 52, what a waste. One of my favourite singers and a lovely person, this news came as a complete shock. pic.twitter.com/T7aQ277Uos
— Tony Iommi (@tonyiommi) May 18, 2017
— Chester Bennington (@ChesterBe) May 18, 2017
— Ozzy Osbourne (@OzzyOsbourne) May 18, 2017
It’s okay if you don’t believe me but I was writing about Chris Cornell in my journal this morning and my guitar strummed a chord on its own
— Laura Jane Grace (@LauraJaneGrace) May 18, 2017