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This com­ing Thurs­day, May 17, will mark a year since the death of Chris Cor­nell, a singer and song­writer best known as the lead vo­cal­ist for rock bands Soundgar­den and Au­dioslave. He died by sui­cide at the age of 52 af­ter a Soundgar­den show in Detroit, and he is greatly missed.

In re­cent months I have met two mu­si­cians who knew Cor­nell in­ti­mately as fel­low artists. First was gui­tarist Tom Morello, who toured Aus­tralia in late March with Prophets of Rage, a rap-rock act which also fea­tures Morello’s Au­dioslave band mates in drum­mer Brad Wilk and bassist Tim Com­mer­ford. Be­fore the

Chris Cor­nell, Mel­bourne Big Day Out, 2012

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