Cornell is considered one of the chief architects of the 1990s grunge movement, and is well known for his extensive catalog as a songwriter, his nearly four-octave vocal range, and his powerful vocal belting technique.
He released four solo studio albums, Euphoria Morning (1999), Carry On (2007), Scream (2009), Higher Truth (2015), and the live album Songbook (2011).
In 1985, the band enlisted Scott Sundquist as the drummer to allow Cornell to concentrate on vocals.
The band's first recordings were three songs that appeared on a compilation for C/Z Records called Deep Six.
The album brought the band to a new level of commercial success, and Soundgarden found itself amidst the sudden popularity and attention given to the Seattle music scene.
Badmotorfinger included the singles "Jesus Christ Pose", "Outshined", and "Rusty Cage".
He became known for his trademark mustache which grew out as a joke.
His nickname is Will NE He was the founding member of Stepboys and first appeared on national attention with the troupe in 2012 in the seventh season of America's Best Dance Crew.
Following the album's release, Yamamoto left the band to finish his master's degree in physical chemistry at Western Washington University.
He was replaced by former Nirvana guitarist Jason Everman.
"Explain this to me." And they couldn't, so we started creating a lot of problems." At the age of 12, he had access to alcohol, marijuana, acid, mushrooms and prescription drugs and used them daily by 13, stopped for a year, but relapsed at age 15 for another year until he turned to music.
Soundgarden was formed in 1984 by Cornell, Thayil and Yamamoto with Cornell originally on drums and vocals.
The three singles gained considerable airtime on alternative rock radio stations, while the videos for "Outshined" and "Rusty Cage" gained considerable airtime on MTV.