Dave Mustaine dedicates Soundgarden cover to Chris Cornell at emotional gig

Soundgarden lead singer, Chris Cornell, dead at 52

Condolences are pouring in for Chris Cornell, the lead singer of Seattle-based bands Soundgarden and Temple Of The Dog.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office has ruled the death of musician Chris Cornell as a suicide, saying he was hanged.

Cornell was found dead after performing in a concert with his band, Soundgarden, in Detroit on Wednesday evening. The singer had a band wrapped around his neck and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Cornell himself tweeted about the show on Wednesday evening, writing: "Finally back to Rock City!" "They would like to thank his fans for their continuous love and loyalty and ask that their privacy be respected at this time".

YouTube user "Uncle Sam" has uploaded a series of clips showing what is believed to be his last song - "Slaves & Bulldozers" merged with a Led Zeppelin's In My Time of Dying.

"There's something about Seattle; it's always been a hard rock town, too". While Nirvana may have been the band that broke grunge into the mainstream, Soundgarden was the first to sign onto a major label.

Singer Chris Cornell died as a result of hanging himself, USA officials have confirmed.

"They're calling it suicide by hanging", Deuce told his listeners. Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots died of an accidental overdose in 2015.

In interviews, Cornell discussed his past struggles with alcohol and the impact of his friends' deaths from substance abuse. "They're all young and these guys all had limitless potential in their lives in front of them".

Soundgarden disbanded in 1997 due to tensions in the band, and Cornell pursued a solo career.

"If I have any regrets about my participation in Soundgarden and anything else I did musically in the 80s and 90s it was just that I drank a lot", he told CNN. "Say Hello 2 Heaven" - 1991 In addition to "Hunger Strike", Cornell wrote "Say Hello 2 Heaven" in tribute to Andrew Wood.

Cornell formed Audioslave in 2001 with former Rage Against the Machine members.

Produced by Brendan O'Brien (Pearl Jam, Bruce Springsteen), "Higher Truth"'s highlights like "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart" are largely vocals, guitar and the occasional mandolin, which seems to be how Cornell likes it these days.

Soundgarden returned to the stage in 2010 for festival performances and had recently started touring again. But it really looked like he was going through the motions last night. "It's what we missed when we weren't a band", Cornell had posted on Facebook on Tuesday.

Rocker Dave Navarro mourned the loss of Cornell, tweeting: "Such a bad and sad loss!" Rest peacefully, Chris Cornell.

"There was a time when I dove into one of the bays at night and there was a full-on pipe, a few feet in diameter and I was eight feet under and it was dark", he told the Herald Sun two years ago. "It takes on a life of its own, and when you listen to it, it becomes your song".

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