Sad, really sad....several of my good friends and I are huge Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Cornell fans. His voice was awesome....he could belt it out like no other....was on the way to a meeting and heard about news...2 solid hours on the road listening to the Temple of the Dog album and some solo/accoustic stuff I have on disc.
His appearance at PJ20 @ Alpine Valley was one of the hilites of my life.....we were not expecting it and when Eddie announced him on stage the crowd went nuts. They did Stardog Champion as a tribute to Mother Lovebone and their frontman Andy Wood who passed due to a drug overdose....Cornell started Temple of the Dog as a tribute to Wood.....he seemed like a stand up guy.
The Temple of.the Dog stuff is priceless and to hear it live was awesome! Ultamega OK, Louder than Love, Badmotorfinger, and Super unknown were all phenomenal.....and there association with PJ and how they formed after Wood,s passing, and Cornell many solo/accoustic stuff, well...
Thanks for the memories and RIP!