OT: Chris Cornell has passed.

Singer Chris Cornell from Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog......reported to have died.

Chris Cornell dead

Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative.

IMHO, one of the, if not the best rock singers in the last few decades.

"I'm looking California, and feeling Minnesota....."

R.I.P.

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Say hello 2 heaven :(

This makes me tremendously sad. This was the first song that popped in my head when I read about it this morning:

R.I.P.

Danny Coale Caught That Ball!!!

100% hell yes. Really the song that turned me on to his music.

"Stick it in, stick it in, stick it in!" - William Addison Caldwell, 1872

I guess the Spoonman Can't Save me...

Bad Puns aside, me and my brother saw their final concert where they broke up as Soundgarden when he just walked off stage mid set and the rest of the band was looking at each other confused. Sad day, he had such an amazing voice. RIP

I can imagine no more rewarding a career. And any man who may be asked in this century what he did to make his life worthwhile, I think can respond with a good deal of pride and satisfaction:
“I served in the United States Navy"

KCCO

One of the best James Bond opening songs.

Edit: Chris Cornell's version
Casino Royale 007

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

I knew I'd heard his name before -- this was it. I'm not a "knows the names of band members" person but Bond movies run deep in my family.

If you're reading the above post and thinking, "is this guy serious?!?," you can safely assume I'm not.

His first solo album was very strong then he signed on to sing this and I was full hype. He totally set the tone to this movie and setting off Daniel Craig as the new James Bond.

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Very sad. Reports are saying its a possible suicide, and he was found in his hotel bathroom hours after they played a concert last night at Fox Theater in Detroit.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

I saw that the final song they played last night was "In My Time of Dying." It's tragic regardless, but I really hope it wasn't suicide.

RIP to one of the greatest rock singers of all time.

Damn! One of the most talented vocalists around. Incredible pipes, no need for a ton of processing to sound amazing. Soundgarden was very influential to me growing up. Sad.

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing."
-Ron Swanson

"11-0, bro"
-Hunter Carpenter (probably)

I am devastated. Saw him last June in Richmond.

Superunknown came out while I was at Tech.....big influence musically for me....I am bummed... RIP

Dude lived hard. His voice is easily recognizable and everything he touched turned to gold. I still think that Audioslave album is one of the best make in the 2000s and I wished they had a longer run. This is disappointing, but I consider music lovers lucky to have had him as long as we did, it seemed like all the great ones from his era went too soon. Layne Staley and Alice in Chains is one that I think left dozens of hits on the table.

Come to Blacksburg and see what the Hokie Pokie is really all about

Man, I am bummed about this. The whole grunge scene reminds me of my last year at Tech ('91). I was just watching the movie "Singles" the other day and loved all the cameos Chris and the other rockers made in the movie. Birth Ritual and the Jesus Christ Pose are 2 of my favorite songs by Soundgarden. RIP

I was always partial to Rusty Cage. Either way it's seems sometimes mental illness goes hand in hand with artistic talent.

RIP

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

How was the 90s at tech?

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My recollection of those days is a bit. . . hazy.

"That kid you're talking to right there, I think he played his nuts off! And you can quote me on that shit!" -Bud Foster

Try early 80's. We be getting old.

He actually had to talk to girls in public to see if they were interesting. Couldn't just check out their facebook or Instagram or Snapchat so it sucked.

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Always going in blind

"Welcome to the Terror Dome." -- Corey Moore

Lets see. Hung out at ToTs, Arnolds. Football program was on the rise. Metallica released Enter Sandman.

To think there was a time when VT football existed and Enter Sandman didn't

And I'm not talking pre-2000 when we didn't use Enter Sandman, I mean before it was created.

Don't let this comment take away from the fact that Arkansas blew a 24 point 2nd half lead in the Belk Bowl.
Don't let the Belk Bowl take away from the fact that Matt Ryan blew a 25 point 2nd half lead in the Super Bowl.

What was Arnold's? Was Mikes still popular in the 90s?

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Arnold's was a pizza and sub joint that was once located where Sharkey's is now. I remember Mike's grill, Hokie House, and The Cellar. My memory is a bit foggy though.

Plus Ton80, Buddys, Bogens, South main (117), Bojo's, Big Al's, The Underground, and TOTS was The Balcony back then......(86-92 were my years in the burg)

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Ahh right, the Balcony! Man, it's been awhile. It was TOTS, then The Balcony, then TOTS. I was there 87-91. I do remember Big Al's, too. Good times!

Mr. Fooz. Cecil's. Middle Earth. I go way back.

Edit: Don't know how I left out Dave's Hot Dogs, or for the older crowd, The Golden Gobbler (I was too young to get in, but I heard it was a big deal). Cheap lunch at Little Doc's, too.

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Wasn't there a Mexican-ish restaurant in one of the basement spaces in the late 80's. I have a very fuzzy memory of going in one, but can't remember where.

Yes...i can't remember the name of it right now but they shared the service hallway with Bojos / Steves hot dogs where i worked. We used to trade food all the time. The entrance was around the corner from Souvlakis and across the street from Mish Mish.

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

I'm guessing that is where sycamore deli is now?

"Facyson is a baller."
-CFB

Google Maps tells me yes. I don't know Sycamore Deli, but that's where Pedro's was when I was in school ('92-'97)

Pedros....finally came to me.....

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Mr Fooz.

That brings back cloudy memories of Wednesday night happy hours.

I go way back.

Yeah man, I feel ya. I remember when there was just the one Chipotle in town...

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Chi-who-tle?

Reel men fish on Wednesdays

Big ALS is still going strong

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The music scene was fantastic.

It sure was from 86-92...we had The Kind, The Yams From Outer space, The Electric Woodshed, About Time.....so many others escape my memory right now.....but i was friends with all those bands and used to have them play gigs at my frat house (APX) on Lucas drive......$3 and all u could drink. Man those were the days......

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

The Kind and Electric Woodshed are still playing. Not sure about the others.

Yeah...i know the kind and the shed are stiill playin...so are the yams i think. Youtube has some stuff for all of them. I know billy jackson the original shed drummer moved to ohio in the mid 90's...dont know what ever happened to him....i know that wendy and mark mccloed and tom from the kind still play, although Tim taylor the drummer now lives and plays with a band in hawaii...

My wife takes the kids and leaves the house while I watch my Hokie games.........nuff said

Wendy's husband is the drummer now.

Main place I watched the yams/woodshed/kind was at the "party palace", a rental house that was located where the round-a-bout is now. It was decrepit and a bit scary, there was a big hole in the floor... You didn't want drink so much that you forget it was there. I think it happened during a party when it failed the dancing load test.

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"Step on a crack, break Miami's bak"

- ThatOneGuy

1999 was pretty memorable.

"And then the real chess match began." - Justin Fuente

I just saw them 2 weeks ago at Carolina Rebellion...crazy

Wow. I had tickets to see Soundgarden tomorrow night.

I saw that the final song they played last night was "In My Time of Dying.

Wow, I believe that Zep had a big influence on Chris.

There is a black hole in the sun today.
Song

Speakers!!!

Where is Lawson?!

Confirmed, he hung himself. I hope he finally finds peace now.

"Sure, I've been called a xenophobe, but the truth is, I'm not. I honestly just feel that America is the best country and the other countries aren't as good. That used to be called patriotism." Kenny Powers

My first job out of VT was for a mortgage company and we processed a few of Cornell's mortgages. He was a legitimately good dude to us and even sent everyone thank you notes after his loans were processed. Sad to see it end like this.

@sthvt

I've been on a Soundgarden/Chris Cornell binge since I heard this news and I'm stoked that they gave us:

My Wave
Burden in My Hand
Fell on Black Days
Outshined
Spoonman
Rusty Cage
Jesus Christ Pose
The Day I Tried to Live
Blow Up the Outside World
Pretty Noose
and
Sunshower

Man, that guy could wail. Myself (and, of course, many others) consider Cornell to be 'our generation's' version of Robert Plant with a bit of a more punk/metal edge than Plant's bluesy croon.

Saw a tweet from someone that we should go find Eddie Vetter and wrap him in bubblewrap. Not sure why people aren't mentioning Kim Thayil and Dave Grohl more in these conversations, but hey, it's Cornell's year.

Which means none of you Seattle guys can die this year, you dig?