On Sunday, Feb. 10 Chris Cornell’s kids took the stage to simply accept his first solo Grammy win. The late musician took dwelling a Grammy for the Best Rock Performance for “When Bad Does Good” greater than a year after his loss of life. While the rock performer was well-known throughout his life for his musical skills, Cornell’s Grammy win has introduced his work back into the forefront. Where did Cornell get his begin and what was his web value at the time of his loss of life?
A humble begin
Hailing from Washington, Cornell was just about born into the Seattle rock scene. During the early 1980s, he labored in the restaurant enterprise first as a busboy and dishwasher then a sous chef whereas he tried to crack into the music enterprise.
In 1984 Cornell based Soundgarden with Kim Thayil. The band performed in Seattle’s grunge scene by means of the 1990s, working in the identical circles as Nirvana. Cornell revealed in a 2011 interview with Loudwire that Nirvana, Alice in Chains and Soundgarden have been rivals. Soundgarden obtained their first Grammy nomination in 1990 for Best Performance for Ultramega OK.
In 1999 Cornell launched his first solo album underneath the Interscope document label. In 2001 Cornell joined Audioslave, which was shaped by Zack De La Rocha. De La Rocha left the band Rage Against the Machine and was on the lookout for an further vocalist to spherical out the group.
Audioslave was nominated for 3 Grammys. They have been nominated twice in 2004, and as soon as in 2006, nevertheless, the group by no means took dwelling a trophy.
Chris Cornell’s web value at the time of his loss of life
Cornell died in May 2017. At the time of his passing Cornell was estimated to have a web value of $60 million for his musical work. Details of Cornell’s can have by no means been made public, however it’s assumed his fortune was cut up between his spouse Vicky and three kids.
Cornell met his spouse in 2003 in Paris, in accordance with a tribute written by Vicky. Cornell’s first baby Lillian Jean was born in 2000. He shared Lillian Jean with music manager, Susan Silver. He went on to have two extra kids with Vicky. Toni was born in 2004 and Christopher in 2005.
Cornell was lively in philanthropy as properly. He based a non-profit that goals at serving to poor abused and homeless kids. Cornell was nonetheless married at the time of his loss of life.
Chris Cornell’s legacy
Cornell’s musical legacy stretches far past his 2019 Grammy win. The musician was famend for his distinctive sound and contributions to the songwriting neighborhood, in addition to contributions to the Seattle music scene.
Cornell’s basis has been lively in serving to refugee kids lately. Before his loss of life, Cornell traveled with his spouse to go to refugee camps in Greece. In July 2018 Vicky Cornell pledged $100,000 to create a music remedy program by means of Childhaven in Cornell’s name. Childhaven is a non-profit primarily based in Seattle.
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