Chris Cornell’s suicide was one of the saddest stories in music of 2017, and its effect on rock is still yet to be seen. The supergroup he helped form over a decade ago, Audioslave, will now never reunite again. Cornell helped propel the band, which also features members of Rage Against the Machine, to stardom and critical acclaim, though they broke up in 2007 after three albums. The quartet could have possibly recorded more music together had things turned out differently.
Cornell’s breakout band, Soundgarden (which made him a star in the first place), hasn’t made it clear if they are going to continue without their beloved singer, but as is the case with Tom Petty, even if they do, it won’t be the same without the voice that started it all.