May 18th, 2017 at 6:28 AM ^

They had performed at the Fox earlier in the night and he was found in his room in the MGM Grand a few hours later.

Sad to lose such a talented individual.

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May 18th, 2017 at 8:00 AM ^

Like all on the board, I'm waiting for more facts to roll in.  But julesh makes a great point, and to pile on, a lot of times what a drug dealer sells you as X is actually Y.  With opiods, not only have we got pills and relatively cheap heroin pretty easily available, another risk out there is fentanyl - it's exceptionally easy to OD on fenatnyl, especially if you don't realize that's what you're using.

So it's especially risky when someone falls of the wagon and starts using again.  Not only is their tolerance almost certainly much lower than when they quit, the stuff on the street is trending more and more potent these days.

Whether suicide, OD, or other cause, it's a sad day for music.  For those of you with depression, please get help - people do care.  And the same for those struggling with substance abuse.



May 18th, 2017 at 8:01 AM ^

And I saw it in the sky
And I thought it was the end
And I thought it was the 4th of July

Monster talent, this sucks

If you want to hear his true talent look up the acoustic songs he did on Howard Stern

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May 18th, 2017 at 7:16 AM ^

Man, he had a wonderful voice - rich, foreboding, strong range.  I loved the counterpoint Soundgarden provided to Nirvana, Alice In Chains, et al. back in the day.

We yap a lot of b.s. about how tragic it is when someone like Leonard Cohen dies, but Cohen lived a rich life.  This is truly way too fucking young.

Peace to Cornell, and I hope his family and friends can find comfort over time.

This seems apropos:

Nobody Likes a…

May 18th, 2017 at 7:22 AM ^

What a shame. He was one of those musicians that had my trust like ok sure do an album with Timbaland and I'll listen or ok you want to cover a Bob Dylan track and change the words I'm there. I know I will have superunknown on Heavy rotation today


May 18th, 2017 at 7:28 AM ^

Man growing up in the early and mid 90's. There were 5 power bands. Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Only Eddie Veddar is still with us of the frontman. Sad!


May 18th, 2017 at 1:02 PM ^

Wow sorry you're so easily offended.  I guess you live in a political correct little world and are scared to have termenology that is honest and to the point. 

Someone who has depression doesn't infact have a solid head. As the term is defined as someone with good judgment. a person who suffers from depression would infact not have good judgement many times as we have seen. It's cool you want to live in a world where things are sugar coated and hands are held.


May 18th, 2017 at 10:56 AM ^

Appreciate what you have today and how much you mean to others.

Hopefully this sadness may inspire other to get help before it's too late.

I watched an interview with Dave Grohl recently and thought how unique he is to have experienced this tragedy all around him, and how much he has his shit together: being clean, appreciating life, family, and relative humilty.  Total respect.


May 18th, 2017 at 7:28 AM ^

Man growing up in the early and mid 90's. There were 5 power bands. Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Only Eddie Veddar is still with us of the frontman. Sad!


May 18th, 2017 at 8:41 AM ^

Those were the big bands in the grunge scene, which was huge then.  But there were other huge non-gurnge bands, such as U2, Radiohead, RHCP, etc.

I might speculate that the reason the mega-grunge bands are now leaderless might have to do with the negativity that such music embraces.  The songs drip with negativity.  That is great sometimes, but must wear on the bands.  Grunge was the opposite of "sunshine and rainbows" and I guess it shouldn't be too surprising that many of its leaders are now gone.

I loved grunge when I was young.  I was full of angst.  It spoke to me.  It brings back great memories of great music, but it doesn't resonate as often as it used to for me, since I have adjusted better to my surroundings.


May 18th, 2017 at 10:23 AM ^

I guess I never took it that seriously. It's music. There's a ton of irnoy in grunge music and a lot ot U2 and Radiohead's music wasn't happy.

My favorite part was that it was that beautiful blend of rock, arena rock, blues, metal, r&b, punk, and hardcore. 

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May 18th, 2017 at 9:30 AM ^

I know they came out of Seattle in the same era, but IMO there is very little "grunge" about Soundgarden.  Nirvana, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, Mother Love Bone, Green River, and others kind of fit the bill.  Soundgarden?  Not so much.

I always looked at Pearl Jam, STP and Soundgarden as outliers in what people commonly call "grunge" (even though they get lumped in).  Pearl Jam had clear blues influences and virtually no obvious punk influence.  STP was so versatile as to really avoid categorization in my mind, but was not really "grunge" (and of course not from Seattle).  And Soundgarden was a rock band at its core - pushing toward heavy metal at times, and Cornell getting a bit more psychodelic later on.

All just my opinion, and worth what you paid for it.  I love music from every band listed above, BTW.  I just bristle when folks lump any music that felt new in the early 1990s as "grunge". 


May 18th, 2017 at 9:28 AM ^


Man growing up in the early and mid 90's. There were 5 power bands. Nirvana, STP, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Alice in Chains. Only Eddie Veddar is still with us of the frontman. Sad!


That is a truly sobering thought. All the great voices of my college years have vanished. Apparently, the future wave of grunge nostalgia tours that would cater to Gen Xers like me is not meant to be.

What a depressing morning.


May 18th, 2017 at 12:27 PM ^

As my generation has learned, from soul to folk to rock to pop to blues to reggae and the music of my generation, people disappear, but the music lives on.

Otis Redding at 26 (December 10, 1967), Jimi Hendrix at 27 (September 19, 1970), Janis Joplin at 27 (October 4, 1970), Duane Allman at 24 (October 29, 1970), Jim Morrison at 27 (July 3, 1971), Jim Croce at 30 (September 20, 1973), Bobby Darin at 37 (Deecmber 20, 1973), Cass Elliott at 34 (August 2, 1974), Tim Buckley at 28 (June 29, 1975), Phil Ochs at 35 (April 9, 1976), Elvis Presley at 42 (August 16, 1977), Ronnie Van Zant of Lynyrd Skynyrd at 29 (October 20, 1977), Keith Moon at 32 (September 7, 1978), John Bonham of Led Zeppelin at 32 (September 25, 1980), John Lennon at 40 (December 8, 1980), Tim Hardin at 39 (December 29, 1980), Bob Marley at 36 (May 11, 1981), Harry Chapin at 38 (July 16, 1981), Karen Carpenter at 32 (February 4, 1983), Marvin Gaye at 44 (April 1, 1984).

People say, “If there’s a rock ‘n’ roll heaven, you know they’ve got a helluva band!”