Chris Cornell 1964-2017: Musicians Mourn the Iconic Soundgarden Singer

Famous fans from Elton John to Best Coast remember the influential frontman.

Written by Live Nation Staff • Photography by BB Gun Press • May 18, 2017

With the news that Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell died on Wednesday night (May 17) at the age of 52, the whole music world and many other stars have poured out their hearts in tribute across social media. The singer with the multi-octave voice amassed a generation of fans as the singer of Soundgarden and later Audioslave, along with his solo career. The morning after the sad news, here are just a few of the reactions some of his famous fans and friends:

Elton John

Rage Against The Machine

Rage, many of whom's members were also in Audioslave alongside Cornell, changed the header of their Twitter account to honor the late singer:

James Bond

The producers of the James Bond films, who consider Cornell part of the 007 family since he wrote the 2006 Bond theme "You Know My Name," were also quick to offer condolences:

Chuck D

Dave Navarro

Perry Farrell

Nile Rodgers

Jimmy Page

St. Vincent

Gavin Rossdale

Mark Tremonti

Glenn Hughes

Billy Idol

Butch Walker

Adam Lambert

Sebastian Bach

Best Coast

Foster the People

Laura Jane Grace

Alice Cooper

Jason Isbell 

Goo Goo Dolls

Best Coast

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(article by Emilee Lindner & Jessica Letkemann)