Chris Cornell Biography

(Musician, Singer, Songwriter)

Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is married and a father of three kids.

More about the relationship

Chris Cornell was first hitched to Susan Silver, the administrator of Alice in Chains and Soundgarden. They had a little girl, Lillian Jean, conceived in June 2000. He and Silver separated in 2004.

In 2004, he wedded Vicky Karayiannis, a Paris-based American marketing specialist of Greek legacy. The couple had a little girl together, Toni, in September 2004, and a child, Christopher Nicholas, in December 2005.

Relationship Facts of Chris Cornell

  • Chris Cornell is married to Vicky Karayiannis.
  • He is father of Three (Lillian Jean, Toni, Christopher Nicholas).
  • Chris Cornell is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • His sexual orientation is straight.

Who was Chris Cornell?

Chris Cornell was an American musician, singer, and songwriter. He is known for songs like “Black Hole Sun” and “Rusty Cage,” who was also a successful solo artist and the frontman for Audio Slave.

He has sold over 30 million records worldwide.

Death due to Suicide

He passed away on 18th May 2017, in Detroit, Michigan, the United States at the age of 52. He hanged himself and was found lying on the floor by his bodyguard in the bathroom of his hotel room.

Chris Cornell: Age, Parents, Siblings, Ethnicity, Education

Chris Cornell was born on July 20, 1964, in Seattle, Washington, the United States as Christopher John Boyle. His parents are Edward F. Boyle, a pharmacist, and Karen Cornell, an accountant.

He has three younger sisters, Katy Boyle, Suzy Boyle, and Maggie Boyle. He has two older brothers as well namely, Patrick Boyle and Peter Boyle.

When he was 9 years old, he became a very big fan of the band, Beatles, and would listen to them. When he became 12, he tried the harmful stuff like alcohol, marijuana, LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and prescription drugs.

His parents’ divorced when he was in his teenage years. So he became the victim of depression when he was in his teens. Then he dropped from school and would stay at home all the time.

He went to Christ the King Catholic elementary school, and Shorewood High School. He is a trained piano and guitar player.

Chris Cornell: Professional Life, Career

During his career, Chris Cornell worked as a dishwasher at an eatery named ‘Beam’s Boathouse’. In the mid-1980s, he was an individual from a band called ‘The Shemps‘ the place he met bassist Hiro Yamamoto. ‘Soundgarden‘ was shaped in 1984 comprising of his sticking accomplices, Thayil and Yamamoto and himself.

Afterward, Matt Cameron joined the band as its perpetual drummer enabling Cornell to focus on vocals.

In 1990, he framed ‘Sanctuary of the Dog‘, as a tribute to his companion, the late Andrew Wood, lead artist of ‘Mother Love Bone’ and discharged a collection, the next year. Soundgarden’s last collection, ‘Down on the Upside‘, came in 1996 and included singles, ‘Pretty Noose,’ ‘Explode the Outside World’, and ‘Weight in My Hand’. The collection did not do well financially.

He started composing and recording with guitarist Alain Johannes and keyboardist Natasha Shneider of the band ‘Eleven‘. His initial solo collection, ‘Rapture Morning’ discharged in 1999 and incorporated the single, ‘Can’t Change Me‘. In 2001, he held hands with three other melodic pioneers to frame ‘Audioslave’.

Aside from him, it comprised of the previous instrumentalists of ‘Anger Against the Machine’ – Tom Morello, Tim Commerford, and Brad Wilk. Audioslave’s second collection, ‘Out of Exile‘, discharged in 2005, appeared at the highest point of the Billboard 200 outline.

He co-composed and played out the signature melody, ‘You Know My Name’, for the 2006 James Bond film, Casino Royale, the main Bond signature tune since “Octopussy” to have an alternate title from the film. His 2007 solo collection, ‘Continue‘, delivered by Steve Lillywhite, was a joint effort with his companion and amazing guitarist, Gary Lucas ‘Shout’, his third solo collection was discharged in 2009.

Releases after 2009

He visited North and South America, Europe, and an aggregate of 21 countries which incorporated a triumphant outside show in Tel Aviv.

In 2010, “Soundgarden” made a memorable get-together amid Chicago’s Lollapalooza celebration, and discharged their review collection, ‘Telephantasm’. They have been visiting Australia, New Zealand, Europe, and North America from that point forward.

A progression of acclaimed solo acoustic shows occurred as a major aspect of the “Songbook” visit in the vicinity of 2009 and 2011, through the US, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and South America and got all-around positive audits.

In 2011, he discharged, ‘The Keeper‘, a unique tune composed for the film, ‘Automatic weapon Preacher’. At first, the melody was only accessible as a feature of the ‘Give to Download’ crusade for youngsters’ philanthropy in Africa. He discharged an acoustic live collection “Songbook” in late 2011; it was his initially live collection as a performance craftsman and included melodies recorded amid Cornell’s “Songbook” visit in North America.

In September 2015, he discharged a studio collection ‘Higher Truth.’ It got by and large great surveys from music pundits. His last solo discharge before his inauspicious demise was the philanthropy single ‘The Promise,’ discharged in March 2017.

Chris Cornell: Net Worth, Salary

During his entire career, he was able to make a huge net worth of $60 million as of 2022. However, his salary is not disclosed.

Chris Cornell: Rumors and Controversies

Audioslave guitarist Tom Morello, in an interview, has revealed that Chris always wanted to sing and not play guitar.

Body Measurements: Height, Weight

Chris Cornell had a height of 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighed 82 kg. His eye color was hazel blue and his hair color was dark brown.

His other body size, dress size, and shoe size are unknown

Social Media

Chris was active on social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Youtube. He had more than 2.25 million followers on Facebook, he had over 1.7 million followers on Twitter.

He had over 755k followers on the Instagram account and over 160k subscribers on the Youtube channel.


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