Chris Cornell is an American singer and songwriter, best known as the lead singer, guitarist, and songwriter of the rock band, Soundgarden (1984-1997). He also fronted the band, Audioslave, from 2001 to 2007.
Cornell began his musical career as a drummer, before moving on to become a singer and guitarist. His solo career gained critical acclaim with his first solo album, Euphoria Morning, in 1999. His most recent album is the acoustic live recording of Cornell's Songbook Tour in 2011.