Today I woke up to some sad news, Chris Cornell passed away last night... From what I've read it was a suicide, it's some of the most tragic news that I've heard this year.
His bands Soundgarden and
Audioslave were both amazing, I grew up listening to his music, the music and lyrics were meaningful and I never thought I would be able to see them live. I was invited to Welcome to Rockville where they were headlining and I was so excited to see them, unfortunately I had to leave early so I missed most of the show. From the people I know that were up close (I was very far in the back, the crowd was massive) Soundgarden put on a wonderful show. Overnight I had to change my way of thinking about this band, from a band that I never thought I would see to one that I was lucky enough to see one of their final performances. The songs Black Hole Sun and Like a Stone were my most favorite of the two bands, if you haven't checked out their music recently or ever, give them a listen. Chris was a very talented guy, he had fans all over the globe, and people clearly loved the guy.
If you ever feel the need to commit suicide please call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline @ 1-800-273-8255. I know from experience how it feels to get to that point and you can get help by calling this number.