The Foo Fighters’ Former Guitarist Called Chris Cornell’s Suicide ‘Selfish’

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05.22.17 16 Comments

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You know that old saying, “If you’ve got nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all?” Franz Stahl, the former guitarist from the Foo Fighters might be best-served heeding that old axiom. In the wake of the death of Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell, many people took to social media and to the stage to express their grief over the loss of such an iconic force in music. Stahl decided to share a different viewpoint.

In a since-deleted Facebook post saved by Stereogum, the one-time member of the Foos and Dave Grohl’s pre-Nirvana hardcore band Scream, called out Cornell for being selfish by killing himself and leaving his children without a father. He also inexplicably dragged the singer’s band Audioslave. You can read his full comments below.

“Wow…I find it very sad as a father to see all these sad eulogies for your fallen kept rockstars where the real sadness is what so selfishly was left behind…his children. They are forever now without a father…a pillar of love…safety…strength…guidance.

You wanna off yourself cause your incapacitated or brain dead sh*tting yourself and a burden to everyone so be it. But just think of your kids and how fucked it all will be now.

Now I loved Soundgarden…but Audiosoave was f**king lamesville…but does all that really matter to his kids? They just wanted to see your face when you got home…to hear your feel your hugs…to barrow the fucking car to go to In and Out Burger. Thanks Dad…”

Chris Cornell is being laid to rest in the Hollywood Forever Cemetery this coming Friday, 6/26. You can read Steven Hyden’s eulogy to Cornell here.

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