Chris Cornell

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Chris Cornell Wiki Biography

Christopher John Boyle was born on 20th July 20 1964, in Seattle, Washington USA, of English, Scottish, and Irish descent. As Chris Cornell, he was known as a musician, singer and songwriter, who became famous performing with rock bands including Soundgarden and Audioslave. Cornell was one of the representatives of the grunge movement back in the ‘90s. He passed away in 2017.

So just how rich was Chris Cornell? Sources estimate Cornell’s net worth at $60 million, being ranked number 40 in the list of the richest rock stars in the world. The musician made most of his money in the music industry, from album sales, ticket sales, touring, and royalties. Besides performing in rock bands, Chris Cornell had a solo career, which also added important income to his total net worth.

Chris Cornell suffered from depression when he was young and, as an adolescent, he was involved in drugs and stealing issues. The artist has declared that it was music that saved his life from addictions. He studied piano as a child, and later on he started playing drums, which brought him closer to rock ‘n’ roll. The musician quit school when he was 15, because he had to work to maintain his family.

In the ‘80s, he formed the rock band Soundgarden, together with Hiro Yamamoto, Matt Cameron and Kim Thayil, and they were signed in 1990 by the major label A&M Records. The band recorded five EPs, six albums, and two greatest hits compilations, including “Louder than Love”, “Badmotorfinger”, “Superunknown”, and “Down on the Upside”. Soundgarden had numerous hits, some of the best known being “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Spoonman”, “Black Hole Sun”, “Pretty Noose”, and “Blow Up the Outside World”. Soundgarden won two Grammy awards and many of their albums achieved platinum status in several countries worldwide. All these activities increased his net worth.

Chris Cornell started his solo career after 1997, when Soundgarden disbanded. His first solo album was called “Euphoria Morning” and brought Cornell a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Performance. At the end of the ‘90s, the rock star had to face depression again, and only after several years of fighting drugs and alcohol problems did he manage to rebuild his life and career. Regardless, he maintained his net worth.

Between 2001and 2007, the musician performed with Audioslave, a rock supergroup. Together with Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk, Cornell released three albums: “Audioslave”, in 2002, “Out of Exile”, in 2005, and “Revelations”, in 2006. After the Audioslave project was over, in 2006 Cornell won a Satellite Award for the song “You Know My Name”, featured on the soundtrack of the film “Casino Royale”. The song also brought him a World Soundtrack Award, in 2007; his net worth increased considerably

During his solo career, Chris Cornell recorded five solo albums, the last being “Higher Truth”, released in 2015. The artists toured all over the world, having concerts in the US, Europe and Australia. Rolling Stone ranked him number nine in the list of “Best Lead Singers of All Time”, while MTV placed Cornell in 12th position in the top “22 Greatest Voices in Music”. All helped his net worth to climb.

In his personal life, Chris Cornell was first married to Susan Silver(1990-2004) with whom he has a daughter. He then married Vicky Karayiannis in 2004, and they have a daughter and a son.

Chris Cornell was found hanged on 18 May 2017, identified by authorities as by his own hand. Perhaps his depression had not been cured, as was thought by family and friends.

IMDB Wikipedia “Down on the Upside” “Euphoria Morning” “Higher Truth” (2015) “Louder than Love” “Out of Exile” (2005) “Revelations” (2006) “Superunknown” Aaron Bruno Alice in Chains American rock Andrej Sekera ARIA Charts Audioslave Audioslave (2002) Badmotorfinger Brad Wilk Chris Cornell Hiro Yamamoto John Lennon Kim Thayil KROQ Almost Acoustic Christmas KROQ-FM Matt Cameron Panic! at the Disco Rage Against the Machine Soundgarden Susan Silver Temple of the Dog Tim Commerford Tom Morello Vicky KarayiannisHiro Yamamoto

Chris Cornell Quick Info

Full NameChris Cornell
Net Worth$60 Million
Date Of BirthJuly 20, 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA
DiedMay 18, 2017, Detroit, Michigan, United States
Height1.88 m
ProfessionMusician, Singer, Songwriter
EducationChrist the King School, Shorewood High School, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
NationalityAmerican
SpouseVicky Karayiannis (m. 2004-2017, his death), Susan Silver (m. 1990–2004)
ChildrenToni Cornell, Christopher Nicholas Cornell, Lillian Jean Cornell, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
ParentsKaren Cornell, Ed Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
SiblingsKaty Boyle, Patrick Boyle, Suzy Boyle, Peter Boyle, Maggie Boyle, Black Hole Sun, Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart, You Know My Name, Tampa, FL, USA, Jacksonville, FL, USA, Fort Myers, FL, USA
Facebookhttps://www.facebook.com/chriscornell
Twitterhttps://twitter.com/chriscornell
Instagramhttps://www.instagram.com/chriscornellofficial/?hl=en
IMDBhttp://www.imdb.com/name/nm0180225
Allmusicwww.allmusic.com/artist/chris-cornell-mn0000775406
AwardsiHeartRadio Music Award for Rock Song of the Year (2016), Satellite Award for Best Original Song (2006), World Soundtrack Award for Best Original Song Written Directly for a Film (2007)
Record LabelsA&M Records
Albums“Audioslave” (2002), “Out of Exile” (2005), “Euphoria Morning”, “Revelations” (2006), “Louder than Love”, “Badmotorfinger”, “Songbook” (2011), “Superunknown”, “Down on the Upside”, “Higher Truth” (2015)
Music GroupsAlice Mudgarden, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, Center for Disease Control Boys, Mad Season
NominationsSatellite Awards, World Soundtrack Award, Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Performance
Movies“Casino Royale”

Chris Cornell Trademarks

  1. Raw edged vocals
  2. Goatee

Chris Cornell Quotes

  • I’m not a lyric writer to make statements. What I enjoy doing is making paintings with lyrics, creating colorful images. I think that’s more what entertainment and music should be.

Chris Cornell Important Facts

  • Wife Vicky gave birth to their second and his third child, Christopher Nicholas. It’s the first son. [December 2005]
  • Left Audioslave, citing “irresolvable personality conflicts as well as musical differences” as the reason. [February 2007]
  • New wife Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September. [September 2004]
  • Will be one of the artists with Audioslave in this year’s revival of Lollapalooza, started by Perry Ferrell of Jane’s Addiction, a touring festival of music and other exhibits. [July 2003]
  • Left Audioslave in 2007 due to growing differences between himself and the other band members. The other members of the band went on to reestablish Rage Against the Machine with their former vocalist Zack De La Rocha, while Cornell went back to his solo career.
  • First American male to perform the opening credits song for a James Bond film (You Know My Name, from Casino Royale (2006)).
  • Dropped out of school at age fifteen.
  • His father had Irish ancestry. His mother has English, Scottish, and Northern Irish ancestry. Chris’s maternal grandfather, Ralph Trivett Cornell, was born in Rothesay, Nova Scotia, Canada, to Julian Trivett Cornell and Emily Keillor Emmerson. Chris’s maternal grandmother, Marion M. MacNutt, who was born in Washington state, was the daughter of a Canadian-born father, James Frederick MacNutt, and a Wisconsin-born mother, Clarabell J. Hubbell.
  • Lives in Los Angeles.
  • Owns a rock-themed restaurant in Paris called “Black Calavados”.
  • Vicky gave birth to his second daughter named Toni on the 18th of September, 2004
  • Sold over 5 million records with his band Soundgarden. Sold over 300,000 copies of his solo debut, Euphoria Morning, as well as earned a grammy nomination. In 2002 his new band Audioslave sold 2 million copies of their self titled debut.
  • Is an avid reader who enjoys books on philosophy and eastern culture. Counts Sylvia Plath among his favourite authors.
  • Wrote the track ‘Wave Goodbye’ about the death of his friend, musician Jeff Buckley.
  • Enjoys snowboarding and mountain biking in his leisure.
  • November 19th 2002: release of Audioslave’s debut album.
  • Used to be a cook.
  • Wrote “Jesus Christ Pose” as a parody of Jane’s Addiction singer / Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell.
  • Lead vocalist, songwriter, guitarist and co-founder of the alt rock band Soundgarden (was originally the drummer before Matt Cameron joined and Cornell switched to vocals).
  • Daughter Lilian Jean (b. 28 June 2000) (7 lbs 12 oz).

Chris Cornell Filmography

TitleYearStatusCharacterRole
Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock2010Video Game writer: “Black Rain”Soundtrack
20 to 1TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010Soundtrack
WWE Raw2010TV Series writer – 3 episodesSoundtrack
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien2009TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Rage2003-2009TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs2008TV Movie writer: “Black Hole Sun”Soundtrack
One Tree HillTV Series performer – 3 episodes, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008Soundtrack
Life on MarsTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008Soundtrack
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore2008Video Game lyrics: “Black Hole Sun” / music: “Black Hole Sun”Soundtrack
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2008TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
World in Conflict2007Video Game writer: “Shadow on the Sun”Soundtrack
SingStar Amped2007Video Game lyrics: “Cochise”Soundtrack
Ha-Shminiya2007TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Rock Band2007Video Game writer: “Black Hole Sun”Soundtrack
Scrubs2006TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Casino Royale2006lyrics: “You Know my Name” / performer: “You Know my Name”Soundtrack
Becoming Bond2006TV Movie documentary performer: “You Know My Name” / producer: “You Know My Name” / writer: “You Know My Name”Soundtrack
Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby2006writer: “Cochise” 2002Soundtrack
Miami Vice2006writer: “Shape of Things to Come”, “Wide Awake”Soundtrack
Bug2006performer: “Disappearing Act” 2006 / writer: “Disappearing Act” 2006Soundtrack
Guitar Hero2005Video Game writer: “Cochise”Soundtrack
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video documentary lyrics: “Set It Off”, “Your Time has Come”, “Like a Stone”, “The Worm”, “Gasoline”, “Doesn’t Remind Me”, “Be Yourself”, “Out of Exile”, “I am the Highway”, “Show Me How to Live”, “Cochise” / writer: “Outshined”Soundtrack
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentary lyrics: “Cochise”Soundtrack
Idol2002-2005TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas2004Video Game writer: “Rusty Cage”Soundtrack
Collateral2004writer: “Shadow On The Sun” – as Christopher CornellSoundtrack
Riding Giants2004Documentary writer: “My Wave”Soundtrack
Roswell2000TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Blast from the Past1999writer: “Drawing Flies”Soundtrack
Great Expectations1998performer: “Sunshower” / producer: “Sunshower” / writer: “Sunshower”Soundtrack
Hype!1996Documentary writer: “Nothing to Say” – as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”Soundtrack
The Basketball Diaries1995writer: “Blind Dogs” – as Christopher J. CornellSoundtrack
Beavis and Butt-Head1993-1994TV Series writer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
S.F.W.1994performer: “Like Suicide” Acoustic Version / writer: “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Like Suicide” Acoustic VersionSoundtrack
Top of the Pops1994TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun1994Short writer: “Black Hole Sun”Soundtrack
True Romance1993writer: “Outshined”Soundtrack
Benny & Joon1993writer: “PUSHIN’ FORWARD BACK” – as Christopher J. CornellSoundtrack
Soundgarden: Motorvision1992Video lyrics: “Little Joe”, “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Slaves & Bulldozers” / music: “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Slaves & Bulldozers” / writer: “Searching with My Good Eye Closed”, “Rusty Cage”, “Outshined”, “Mind Riot”Soundtrack
Singles1992performer: “Seasons” / performer: “Spoonman demo version” – as Christopher J. Cornell / producer: “Seasons” / producer: “Spoonman demo version” – as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: “Birth Ritual”, “Spoonman demo version” – as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: “Seasons”, “Spoonman”Soundtrack
Wayne’s World1992“LOUD LOVE”, “ALL NIGHT THING”Soundtrack
Pacific Heights1990writer: “HANDS ALL OVER” – as Christopher CornellSoundtrack
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990Video lyrics: “Get on the Snake”, “Hands All Over” / writer: “Gun”, “Big Dumb Sex”, “Loud Love”Soundtrack
Lost Angels1989writer: “Get on the Snake”Soundtrack
Say Anything…1989writer: “Toy Box”, “Flower”Soundtrack
The Promise2016/IIwriter: “The Promise”Soundtrack
Vinyl2016TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
13 Hours2016performer: “‘Til the Sun Comes Back Around” / writer: “‘Til the Sun Comes Back Around”Soundtrack
Bones2015TV Series performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonTV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2014 – 2015 performer – 1 episode, 2015Soundtrack
Saturday Night LiveTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 1996Soundtrack
A Walk Among the Tombstones2014writer: “Black Hole Sun”Soundtrack
The Marty Stuart Show2014TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Fino alla fine del mondo2013TV Series documentary writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
One Hit Wonderland2013TV Series documentary performer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV Series performer – 2 episodesSoundtrack
Guardian of the City2013Short writer: “Shadow on the Sun”Soundtrack
Danville 2nd Ward Young Men2013TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Man of Steel2013performer: “Seasons” / writer: “Seasons”Soundtrack
Sound City2013Documentary writer: “Rusty Cage”Soundtrack
Late Show with David LettermanTV Series writer – 1 episode, 2012 performer – 1 episode, 2011Soundtrack
Supernatural2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Sons of Anarchy2012TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
The Avengers2012writer: “Live to Rise”Soundtrack
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012Soundtrack
Metal EvolutionTV Series documentary lyrics – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011Soundtrack
We Bought a Zoo2011writer: “Hunger Strike”Soundtrack
Machine Gun Preacher2011performer: “The Keeper” / writer: “The Keeper”Soundtrack
Conan2010TV Series lyrics – 1 episodeSoundtrack
X Factor2010TV Series writer – 1 episodeSoundtrack
Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart2015Video shortActor
Howard Stern on Demand2011TV SeriesActor
Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun1994ShortChris CornellActor
Singles1992ChrisActor
Singles1992composer: additional musicMusic Department
The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale2016DocumentarySelf
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2015TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Good Morning America2015TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2015TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records2015DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Late Show with David Letterman1999-2013TV SeriesHimself – Musical Guest / HimselfSelf
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2011-2013TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Ali 70 from Las Vegas2012TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2000-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself – Musical GuestSelf
Tavis Smiley2011TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Pearl Jam Twenty2011DocumentaryHimselfSelf
The Jay Leno Show2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien2009TV SeriesHimself – Musical GuestSelf
Last Call with Carson Daly2009TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Zulu Awards ’092009TV SpecialHimself – PresenterSelf
The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts2008TV SpecialHimselfSelf
Fashion Rocks2008TV MovieHimselfSelf
Howard Stern on Demand2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Walmart Soundcheck2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Live Earth2007TV Special documentaryHimselfSelf
Guys Choice2007TV MovieHimselfSelf
The Henry Rollins Show2007TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Chris Cornell: Live from the Fenix Underground2007VideoHimselfSelf
Audioslave: Live in Cuba2005Video documentaryHimself – Vocals / Guitar (as Audioslave)Self
Audioslave: [email protected]2005TV MovieHimself (as Audioslave)Self
React Now: Music & Relief2005TV MovieHimselfSelf
Musikprogrammet – programmet om musik2005TV Series documentaryHimself – AudioslaveSelf
Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story2005DocumentaryHimselfSelf
Rage1994-2003TV SeriesHimself / ThemselvesSelf
Audioslave2003Video shortHimselfSelf
100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock2000TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself – Member, SoundgardenSelf
Behind the Music2000TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Showbiz Today1999TV SeriesHimselfSelf
Power Vision – Pop Galerie1997-1999TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Making the Video1999TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Biography1998TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
We’re Outta Here!1997Video documentaryHimselfSelf
Hype!1996DocumentaryHimself – SoundgardenSelf
Jam1996TV Series documentaryHimselfSelf
Soundgarden: Motorvision1992VideoHimself (Vocals & Guitars)Self
Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike1992Video shortHimselfSelf
Soundgarden: Louder Than Live1990VideoHimself (Vocals)Self
The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song2015TV Movie documentaryHimselfArchive Footage
Video on Trial2005-2006TV SeriesHimself – Audioslave / Himself / Himself – AccusedArchive Footage
The Work of Director Mark Romanek2005Video documentaryHimself – Audioslave (uncredited)Archive Footage
Rage2002-2005TV SeriesThemselvesArchive Footage

Chris Cornell Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieCategory
2007ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsCasino Royale (2006)Won
2007World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmCasino Royale (2006)Won
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongCasino Royale (2006)Won
2007ASCAP AwardASCAP Film and Television Music AwardsTop Box Office FilmsCasino Royale (2006)Nominated
2007World Soundtrack AwardWorld Soundtrack AwardsBest Original Song Written for FilmCasino Royale (2006)Nominated
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Original SongCasino Royale (2006)Nominated