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The moment Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, understood what grunge meant

Chris Cornell performs in Atlanta in May. He died suddenly May 17 at age 52. Photo by Paul R. Giunta/Getty Images Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave and a pioneer of grunge, died suddenly Wednesday at age 52 after performing a sold-out show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. The Associated Press reports that he died by suicide. What Cornell meant to grunge, and to the Seattle sound, cannot be understated.
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