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Rita Wilson records first solo CD

Rita Wilson records first solo CD

NEW YORK, Feb. 13 (UPI) -- The first solo album of American actress, producer and writer Rita Wilson is set for release this spring, Decca Records announced.
Slash is ready to release first solo album

Slash is ready to release first solo album

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- Former Guns N' Roses guitarist Slash says the stars who stepped up to help record his first solo album gave him a "whole new respect for singers."

Cornell says Soundgarden to reunite

NEW YORK, Jan. 2 (UPI) -- U.S. rock singer Chris Cornell says his former band Soundgarden will reunite in 2010 after more than a decade apart.
'Wanted' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

'Wanted' is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart

LOS ANGELES, March 18 (UPI) -- Kelly Clarkson's "All I Ever Wanted" is No. 1 on the U.S. album chart, Billboard.com reported Wednesday.
Leary named 'Fashion Rocks' host

Leary named 'Fashion Rocks' host

NEW YORK, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian and television actor Denis Leary will preside over the upcoming "Fashion Rocks" special in New York this September, CBS announced.

Rocker finds second solo album easier

LOS ANGELES, June 5 (UPI) -- Seattle rock scene veteran Chris Cornell said making a second solo album was far different, and easier, than his first.

Audioslave singer quits

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Vocalist Chris Cornell has quit California-based alternative rock supergroup Audioslave, citing "irresolvable personality conflicts."

Cornell adapted for new James Bond track

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 19 (UPI) -- Grunge singer Chris Cornell, one of the relatively few men to sing a James Bond theme song, said he adapted his musical style for the Hollywood project.

Audioslave tiring of break-up rumors

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 5 (UPI) -- The members of Audioslave hope the release of their third album will help quell breakup rumors.

Singer Cornell to sing new Bond theme

LOS ANGELES, July 26 (UPI) -- The creators of the new James Bond film "Casino Royale" have chosen singer Chris Cornell to perform the main musical theme for the British spy thriller.

Cornell claims ex-wife was illegal manager

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 5 (UPI) -- Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell has lobbed another salvo at his former wife by claiming she was never licensed as the band's manager.

Chris and Vicky Cornell welcome son

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 7 (UPI) -- Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and wife, Vicky, have welcomed their second child in Los Angeles.

Rocker Chris Cornell sues former wife

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 28 (UPI) -- Audioslave singer Chris Cornell filed suit in Los Angeles Monday claiming his ex-wife conspired to divert money from his former band, Soundgarden.

Audioslave plans U.S. fall tour, album

LOS ANGELES, June 30 (UPI) -- Rock quartet Audioslave is planning an extensive U.S. tour this fall mixed in with studio time on their return from a European swing.
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Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell, former frontman for Soundgarden and Audioslave performs in concert at Club Revolution, in Ft. Lauderdale Florida on November 3, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle on July 20, 1964) is an American rock musician best known as the lead singer and songwriter for the rock bands Soundgarden (1984–1997) and Audioslave (2001–2007), and for his numerous solo works and soundtrack contributions (1998–present). He is known for his wide four octave vocal range, and powerful vocal belting technique. He was the founder and frontman for Temple of the Dog, the one-off tribute band dedicated to his former roommate, Andrew Wood. He has released three solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), and Scream (2009).

Cornell was born and raised in Seattle, Washington and attended Shorewood High School. His parents are Ed Boyle (a pharmacist from an Irish Catholic background) and Karen Cornell (an accountant from a Jewish background). He has five siblings; older brothers Peter and Patrick, and younger sisters Katy, Suzy, and Maggie.

Cornell spent a two-year period between the ages of nine and eleven solidly listening to The Beatles after finding a large collection of Beatles records abandoned in the basement of a house. He then suffered from a severe case of clinical depression during his teenage years, rarely leaving the house. At one point, he spent a whole year of his life without leaving his house, during which time he would spend his time drinking and playing drums and guitar. Before becoming a successful musician, he worked at a seafood wholesaler and was a sous chef at a restaurant named Ray's Boathouse.

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