10 Vintage Photos to Remember Chris Cornell

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Singer-songwriter and guitarist Chris Cornell performs with Soundgarden in the Netherlands in 1992.

By Maria Dal Pan Dias

Upon the news of Chris Cornell's death, we remember the rock legend who, as frontman for Soundgarden, pioneered a sound that was at once heavy and melodic, relentless and soulful. Together with bands such as Pearl Jam and Nirvana, he helped define '90s style, on and off the stage, but he didn't let the era define him. Over his decades-long career, he continued to produce new music, either with Temple of the Dog, Audioslave or through his solo work. He was 52.  

1991, Hollywood

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Chris Cornell stage dives at a RIP! Magazine party, 1991.

1990, New York City

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Chris Cornell performs with Soundgarden at the Ritz in New York City on January 19, 1990.

1992, Rotterdam, netherlands

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Chris Cornell performs with Soundgarden at Feyenoord Stadion, Rotterdam, Netherlands in June, 1992.

1994 mtv video music awards

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Chris Cornell stands backstage with Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City in New York.

with spinal tap! (and friends)

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Chris Cornell, Chris Guest, Joe Satriani, Harry Shear, Michael McKean and others at a RIP! Magazine party in 1991.

at lollapalooza 1992

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Chris Cornell sings onstage at Lollapalooza in July, 1992.

at the 1992 mtv video music awards

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Chris Cornell hangs with Rich Robinson of the Black Crowns at the 1992 MTV Video Music Awards.

1989, with soundgarden

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Photo of Soundgarden from January, 1989

1991, united kingdom

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Chris Cornell performs in 1991.

in the moment

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Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell performs in this undated photo.

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