Chris Cornell Net Worth

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Chris Cornell Net Worth
Net Worth:
$60 Million
Date of Birth
July 20, 1964
Place of Birth
Seattle
Profession
Singer, Songwriter, Singer-songwriter, Musician, Guitarist, Businessperson, Chef, Restaurateur

Chris Cornell, Seattle born (July 20, 1964) singer of Audioslave and Soundgarden has a net worth of $60 million. When Cornell was younger, he suffered with depression and found rock music as a coping mechanism. In the early 1980s Chris Cornell joined his first band named The Shemps alongside Hiro Yamamoto, and later Kim Thayil. The Shemps eventually ended, but in 1984 rejoined to form Soundgarden. In 1986 Skin Yard joined to allow Cornell to focus on vocals, and the band signed to Sub Pop records in 1987. They released two EPs in the next two years, and then signed with another label, SST in 1988 to release Ultramega OK, earning them a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance in 1990.

They signed with A&M Records in 1989 making them the first grunge band on a major label. They released Louder Than Love, and shortly after Yamamoto left the band, to be replaced by former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman, who was fired following the tour and replaced by Ben Shepherd. They continued to grow in popularity in the next year with their next album gaining three hits, "Jesus Christ Pose," "Outshined," and "Rusty Cage," all which had continuous plays on MTV with "Rusty Cage" later being covered by Johnny Cash. In 1994 their album Super Unknown was on the Billboard Top 200.

In 1999, Chris Cornell began working on his solo career and snagged a Grammy nomination for Best Male Rock Performance. He joined Audioslave in 2000 and recorded three albums in the next six years. In 2007, Cornell went solo once again and has since done two world tours. Recently, Soundgarden's Twitter suggested they would be doing a reunion tour, but nothing has been officially announced thus far.

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Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell is an American rock musician and songwriter best known as the lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist for Soundgarden and as the former lead vocalist for Audioslave. He is also known for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions since 1991, in addition to...
Profession
Date of Birth
  • July 20, 1964
Nicknames
  • Christopher John Boyle
  • chris_cornell
  • Frisbee
  • Audioslave
Ethnicity
  • Jewish people
Height
  • 6 ft 2 in (1.9 m)
Nationality
  • United States of America
Country
  • United States of America
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