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Rush reacts to the passing of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

Thu, May 18, 2017@10:52AM | comments

UPDATE - 5/18@2:22PM: In this video interview following the 2013 Rock Hall induction, Cornell mentions how Rush is one of his favorite bands of all time (thanks RushFanForever).

Dynamic Soundgarden front-man and grunge pioneer Chris Cornell tragically passed away yesterday at the age of 52. Rush and Cornell shared a mutual admiration for each other's music, and Rush posted the following statement to their Facebook page this morning in reaction to the news:

This is shocking and terribly sad news....Chris Cornell was not only an amazing musician but also a generous spirit that will be sorely missed. Soundgarden, Temple of the Dog, Audioslave, solo. What a voice. What a body of work. Our thoughts are with his family, bandmates, friends and fans....Truly heartbreaking.
RIP Chris

Cornell was in attendance at Rush's 2013 Rock Hall induction where he had the honor of inducting Heart. Cornell took the stage with Rush, Heart and others for the all-star Super Jam of Crossroads at the end of the show as seen in this video. RIP.