Chris Cornell Grunge Legends Pay Tribute

Since Chris Cornell’s death last night, friends and bandmates have begun to pay tribute. Now remembrances from his peers in the world-conquering ’90s grunge scene are beginning to speak up.

Alternative Nation reports that former Pearl Jam drummer Matt Chamberlain, who drummed for Soundgarden on a recent tour and played on Cornell’s final solo record, posted a message to Facebook:

I’m really going to miss Chris Cornell …He was a very gentle soul and a genius musician.. I had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up nightly from his otherworldly singing back in 2014 when i toured with Soundgarden. I also played drums on his last solo record, we had such a great time cracking jokes and making music… I feel very lucky to have played music with him.. R.I.P. and condolences to his beautiful family…

I’m really going to miss Chris Cornell …He was a very gentle soul and a genius musician.. I had the hairs on the back of my neck stand up nightly from his otherworldly singing back in 2014 when i toured with Soundgarden. I also played drums on his last solo record, we had such a great time cracking jokes and making music… I feel very lucky to have played music with him.. R.I.P. and condolences to his beautiful family…

Other figures from the Seattle scene including Courtney Love, Mark Lanegan, Tad Doyle, Barrett Martin, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, and Sub Pop Records posted reactions to social media. Find their tributes below.

We’re shocked and heartbroken at the news about Chris Cornell. Our thoughts are with his family and the Soundgarden team. pic.twitter.com/zX4Y5TdD4s

— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) May 18, 2017

We’re shocked and heartbroken at the news about Chris Cornell. Our thoughts are with his family and the Soundgarden team. pic.twitter.com/zX4Y5TdD4s

— Sub Pop Records (@subpop) May 18, 2017

Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

A post shared by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on May 18, 2017 at 9:37am PDT

Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

A post shared by Courtney Love Cobain (@courtneylove) on May 18, 2017 at 9:37am PDT

We are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/hs5rYFIp0k

— Alice in Chains (@AliceInChains) May 19, 2017

We are heartbroken. pic.twitter.com/hs5rYFIp0k

— Alice in Chains (@AliceInChains) May 19, 2017

RIP Chris Cornell. Damn

— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) May 18, 2017

RIP Chris Cornell. Damn

— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) May 18, 2017

We send our most heart felt and sincere love and comfort to our brothers and family and fans of Soundgarden.

— Tad Doyle (@TadDoyle_Tad) May 18, 2017

We send our most heart felt and sincere love and comfort to our brothers and family and fans of Soundgarden.

— Tad Doyle (@TadDoyle_Tad) May 18, 2017

FUCK!!!

— Mudhoney (@mudhoney) May 19, 2017

FUCK!!!

— Mudhoney (@mudhoney) May 19, 2017

Source: StereoGum