When news of Chris Cornell's death broke last week, shock and sorrow swept across fans and the music community; the world lost a rock revolutionary  and a man of immense talents. With a distinctive voice of formidable power and effortless range - a voice that fronted his iconic Seattle grunge-rock band Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog - Cornell is undoubtedly one of the best vocalists of our time. It wasn't just his singing that propelled him to rock stardom, his prolific songwriting, too, concocted many catchy, hard-hitting, and memorable tracks. As Cornell's Temple of the Dog bandmate and Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready puts it: "Chris Cornell painted in song the darkness and beauty of life in Seattle."

 

Here, we remember Chris Cornell with some of his most notable tracks in a groundbreaking, legendary career: 

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