Nothing speaks to Grunge’s legacy of hopelessness more than the growing body count.
I heard the news today, oh boy: Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell is dead at 52. According to the BBC it’s being investigated as a suicide.
I won’t bother trying to explain his legacy beyond stating the obvious: Cornell was a brilliant talent whose creative vision was central to defining the sound of a generation.
What I will do, though, is offer a lament for the doomed soul of Grunge.
I admit, up front, that I was never a huge fan of the genre. Continue reading Chris Cornell dead: the ghosts of Grunge welcome another genius into the fellowship