Yesterday the world was shocked and saddened to learn that Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman, and solo artist in his own right, Chris Cornell had died at age 52. While his family is contesting whether or not drugs were involved with his officially reported suicide, it is very clear that the entire music world has lost a legendary, loving man, who was performing the music he loved right up until the end.
In an attempt to honor his legacy, last night in Indianapolis Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer covered Cornell’s infamous solo track “Seasons,” which is part of Cameron Crowe’s iconic grunge film Singles. In a somewhat ironic twist, new, unreleased music from Cornell is out today via a reissue of the Singles soundtrack, and Crowe shared the story of how Cornell inhabited his film’s character, Cliff Poncier, to create an entire cassette of music. Some of those songs, dubbed the Poncier EP are being released with the reissue.