Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave and a pioneer of grunge, died suddenly Wednesday at age 52 after performing a sold-out show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre. The Associated Press reports that he died by suicide. What Cornell meant to grunge, … Continue reading
Scott Weiland, who fronted the Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver, died on Thursday at 48, his wife Jamie Weiland confirmed to the L.A. Times. A post on the musician’s Facebook page said Weiland “passed away in his sleep while … Continue reading
On April 5, 1994, the life of Kurt Cobain ended abruptly with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head. His band Nirvana, which had only months earlier released its third studio album, In Utero, redefined 1990s rock, establishing the raw, dark, bohemian musical subgenre that came to be known as grunge.On the eve of the anniversary of his death, we reached out to musicians, radio hosts and music producers, and asked them to reflect on Kurt Cobain, his impact and his legacy. Among them, Jack Endino, who produced and recorded Nirvana’s debut album, Bleach, and David Lovering, drummer of the rock band, the Pixies, who powerfully influenced Cobain’s musical style.