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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 Name||Chris Cornell|
|Net Worth||$60 Million|
|Date Of Birth||July 20, 1964, Seattle, Washington, USA|
|Died||May 18, 2017, Detroit, Michigan, United States|
|Profession||Musician, Singer, Songwriter|
|Education||Christ 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|
|Spouse||Vicky Karayiannis (m. 2004-2017, his death), Susan Silver (m. 1990–2004)|
|Children||Toni 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|
|Parents||Karen 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|
|Siblings||Katy 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|
|Awards||iHeartRadio 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 Labels||A&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 Groups||Alice Mudgarden, Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, Center for Disease Control Boys, Mad Season|
|Nominations||Satellite Awards, World Soundtrack Award, Grammy Awards for Best Male Rock Performance|
Chris Cornell Trademarks
- Raw edged vocals
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
|Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock||2010||Video Game writer: “Black Rain”||Soundtrack|
|20 to 1||TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode, 2010 writer – 1 episode, 2010||Soundtrack|
|WWE Raw||2010||TV Series writer – 3 episodes||Soundtrack|
|The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien||2009||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Rage||2003-2009||TV Series writer – 2 episodes||Soundtrack|
|100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs||2008||TV Movie writer: “Black Hole Sun”||Soundtrack|
|One Tree Hill||TV Series performer – 3 episodes, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008||Soundtrack|
|Life on Mars||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2008 writer – 1 episode, 2008||Soundtrack|
|Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore||2008||Video Game lyrics: “Black Hole Sun” / music: “Black Hole Sun”||Soundtrack|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||2008||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|World in Conflict||2007||Video Game writer: “Shadow on the Sun”||Soundtrack|
|SingStar Amped||2007||Video Game lyrics: “Cochise”||Soundtrack|
|Ha-Shminiya||2007||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Rock Band||2007||Video Game writer: “Black Hole Sun”||Soundtrack|
|Scrubs||2006||TV Series lyrics – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Casino Royale||2006||lyrics: “You Know my Name” / performer: “You Know my Name”||Soundtrack|
|Becoming Bond||2006||TV Movie documentary performer: “You Know My Name” / producer: “You Know My Name” / writer: “You Know My Name”||Soundtrack|
|Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby||2006||writer: “Cochise” 2002||Soundtrack|
|Miami Vice||2006||writer: “Shape of Things to Come”, “Wide Awake”||Soundtrack|
|Bug||2006||performer: “Disappearing Act” 2006 / writer: “Disappearing Act” 2006||Soundtrack|
|Guitar Hero||2005||Video Game writer: “Cochise”||Soundtrack|
|Audioslave: Live in Cuba||2005||Video 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 Romanek||2005||Video documentary lyrics: “Cochise”||Soundtrack|
|Idol||2002-2005||TV Series writer – 2 episodes||Soundtrack|
|Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas||2004||Video Game writer: “Rusty Cage”||Soundtrack|
|Collateral||2004||writer: “Shadow On The Sun” – as Christopher Cornell||Soundtrack|
|Riding Giants||2004||Documentary writer: “My Wave”||Soundtrack|
|Roswell||2000||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Blast from the Past||1999||writer: “Drawing Flies”||Soundtrack|
|Great Expectations||1998||performer: “Sunshower” / producer: “Sunshower” / writer: “Sunshower”||Soundtrack|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary writer: “Nothing to Say” – as Christopher J. Cornell / writer: “Searching With My Good Eye Closed”||Soundtrack|
|The Basketball Diaries||1995||writer: “Blind Dogs” – as Christopher J. Cornell||Soundtrack|
|Beavis and Butt-Head||1993-1994||TV Series writer – 2 episodes||Soundtrack|
|S.F.W.||1994||performer: “Like Suicide” Acoustic Version / writer: “Jesus Christ Pose”, “Like Suicide” Acoustic Version||Soundtrack|
|Top of the Pops||1994||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun||1994||Short writer: “Black Hole Sun”||Soundtrack|
|True Romance||1993||writer: “Outshined”||Soundtrack|
|Benny & Joon||1993||writer: “PUSHIN’ FORWARD BACK” – as Christopher J. Cornell||Soundtrack|
|Soundgarden: Motorvision||1992||Video 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|
|Singles||1992||performer: “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 World||1992||“LOUD LOVE”, “ALL NIGHT THING”||Soundtrack|
|Pacific Heights||1990||writer: “HANDS ALL OVER” – as Christopher Cornell||Soundtrack|
|Soundgarden: Louder Than Live||1990||Video lyrics: “Get on the Snake”, “Hands All Over” / writer: “Gun”, “Big Dumb Sex”, “Loud Love”||Soundtrack|
|Lost Angels||1989||writer: “Get on the Snake”||Soundtrack|
|Say Anything…||1989||writer: “Toy Box”, “Flower”||Soundtrack|
|The Promise||2016/II||writer: “The Promise”||Soundtrack|
|Vinyl||2016||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|13 Hours||2016||performer: “‘Til the Sun Comes Back Around” / writer: “‘Til the Sun Comes Back Around”||Soundtrack|
|Bones||2015||TV Series performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||TV Series writer – 2 episodes, 2014 – 2015 performer – 1 episode, 2015||Soundtrack|
|Saturday Night Live||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2015 writer – 1 episode, 1996||Soundtrack|
|A Walk Among the Tombstones||2014||writer: “Black Hole Sun”||Soundtrack|
|The Marty Stuart Show||2014||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Fino alla fine del mondo||2013||TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|One Hit Wonderland||2013||TV Series documentary performer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2011-2013||TV Series performer – 2 episodes||Soundtrack|
|Guardian of the City||2013||Short writer: “Shadow on the Sun”||Soundtrack|
|Danville 2nd Ward Young Men||2013||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Man of Steel||2013||performer: “Seasons” / writer: “Seasons”||Soundtrack|
|Sound City||2013||Documentary writer: “Rusty Cage”||Soundtrack|
|Late Show with David Letterman||TV Series writer – 1 episode, 2012 performer – 1 episode, 2011||Soundtrack|
|Supernatural||2012||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Sons of Anarchy||2012||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|The Avengers||2012||writer: “Live to Rise”||Soundtrack|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||TV Series performer – 1 episode, 2012 writer – 1 episode, 2012||Soundtrack|
|Metal Evolution||TV Series documentary lyrics – 1 episode, 2011 writer – 1 episode, 2011||Soundtrack|
|We Bought a Zoo||2011||writer: “Hunger Strike”||Soundtrack|
|Machine Gun Preacher||2011||performer: “The Keeper” / writer: “The Keeper”||Soundtrack|
|Conan||2010||TV Series lyrics – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|X Factor||2010||TV Series writer – 1 episode||Soundtrack|
|Chris Cornell: Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart||2015||Video short||Actor|
|Howard Stern on Demand||2011||TV Series||Actor|
|Soundgarden: Black Hole Sun||1994||Short||Chris Cornell||Actor|
|Singles||1992||composer: additional music||Music Department|
|The Colossus of Destiny: A Melvins Tale||2016||Documentary||Self|
|Jimmy Kimmel Live!||2007-2015||TV Series||Himself / Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Good Morning America||2015||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show||2015||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon||2015||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records||2015||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Late Show with David Letterman||1999-2013||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest / Himself||Self|
|Late Night with Jimmy Fallon||2011-2013||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Ali 70 from Las Vegas||2012||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Tonight Show with Jay Leno||2000-2012||TV Series||Himself / Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Tavis Smiley||2011||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Pearl Jam Twenty||2011||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|The Jay Leno Show||2009||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|The Tonight Show with Conan O’Brien||2009||TV Series||Himself – Musical Guest||Self|
|Last Call with Carson Daly||2009||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Zulu Awards ’09||2009||TV Special||Himself – Presenter||Self|
|The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts||2008||TV Special||Himself||Self|
|Fashion Rocks||2008||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Howard Stern on Demand||2007||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Walmart Soundcheck||2007||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Live Earth||2007||TV Special documentary||Himself||Self|
|Guys Choice||2007||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|The Henry Rollins Show||2007||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Chris Cornell: Live from the Fenix Underground||2007||Video||Himself||Self|
|Audioslave: Live in Cuba||2005||Video documentary||Himself – Vocals / Guitar (as Audioslave)||Self|
|Audioslave: [email protected]||2005||TV Movie||Himself (as Audioslave)||Self|
|React Now: Music & Relief||2005||TV Movie||Himself||Self|
|Musikprogrammet – programmet om musik||2005||TV Series documentary||Himself – Audioslave||Self|
|Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story||2005||Documentary||Himself||Self|
|Rage||1994-2003||TV Series||Himself / Themselves||Self|
|100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock||2000||TV Mini-Series documentary||Himself – Member, Soundgarden||Self|
|Behind the Music||2000||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Showbiz Today||1999||TV Series||Himself||Self|
|Power Vision – Pop Galerie||1997-1999||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Making the Video||1999||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Biography||1998||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|We’re Outta Here!||1997||Video documentary||Himself||Self|
|Hype!||1996||Documentary||Himself – Soundgarden||Self|
|Jam||1996||TV Series documentary||Himself||Self|
|Soundgarden: Motorvision||1992||Video||Himself (Vocals & Guitars)||Self|
|Temple of the Dog: Hunger Strike||1992||Video short||Himself||Self|
|Soundgarden: Louder Than Live||1990||Video||Himself (Vocals)||Self|
|The Nation’s Favourite Bond Song||2015||TV Movie documentary||Himself||Archive Footage|
|Video on Trial||2005-2006||TV Series||Himself – Audioslave / Himself / Himself – Accused||Archive Footage|
|The Work of Director Mark Romanek||2005||Video documentary||Himself – Audioslave (uncredited)||Archive Footage|
|Rage||2002-2005||TV Series||Themselves||Archive Footage|
Chris Cornell Awards
|2007||ASCAP Award||ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards||Top Box Office Films||Casino Royale (2006)||Won|
|2007||World Soundtrack Award||World Soundtrack Awards||Best Original Song Written for Film||Casino Royale (2006)||Won|
|2006||Satellite Award||Satellite Awards||Best Original Song||Casino Royale (2006)||Won|
|2007||ASCAP Award||ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards||Top Box Office Films||Casino Royale (2006)||Nominated|
|2007||World Soundtrack Award||World Soundtrack Awards||Best Original Song Written for Film||Casino Royale (2006)||Nominated|
|2006||Satellite Award||Satellite Awards||Best Original Song||Casino Royale (2006)||Nominated|