Chris Cornell: Five Quotes To Remember The Singer On His Birthday

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It’s still hard to believe that Chris Cornell is no longer with us.

On July 20, 1964, the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer was born. He passed away in May 2017 from suicide by hanging.

To celebrate his memory, we’ve rounded up five great Chris Cornell quotes to remember the singer by.


“To me, music shouldn’t be ego-driven. When you go out on stage and play songs, it is. But when you’re sitting in a room, writing songs, it’s a completely different process. It’s a completely different place. It’s a creative place, a musical place. It has nothing to do with who likes what.”


I’ve always liked depressing music because a lot of times, listening to it when you’re down can actually make you feel less depressed. Also, even though a person may have problems with depression, sometimes you can actually be kind of comfortable in that space because you know how to operate within it.”


A true musician, like Johnny Cash, should be able to walk into a room with nothing but an instrument and capture people’s attention for two hours.


“I don’t get in there and create a character. It’s more of a voice that I hear living inside the music.”


“I’ve had a long career and I want to continue to have a long career. The way to do that is not to go away.”


Happy birthday, Chris. Rest in peace.

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