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'Total Shock': Rockers Remember Soundgarden's Chris Cornell

Skid Row's Sebastian Bach remembered when he and Cornell shared the stage at the same venue in 1992

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    Rocker Chris Cornell, who gained fame as the lead singer of the bands Soundgarden and later Audioslave, has died at age 52, according to his representative. Cornell died in Detroit, where he was on tour.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)

    The sudden death of Chris Cornell, the lead singer of rock bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, came as a shock to other rock stars, who took to the social media to express their grief. 

    Legendary guitarists Jimmy Page and Joe Perry remembered Cornell, who was 52, as a great talent. Bush's Gavin Rossdale said he was saddened and in "total shock" about Cornell's death, which came hours after Cornell played a show in Detroit. 

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    And Sebastian Bach, of the band Skid Row, noted that, in 1992, he and Cornell had shared the stage at the same venue.

    Others reacted to Cornell's death as well.

     

    Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

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    Chris Cornell and Soundgarden perform in Detroit on Wednesday, May 17, 2017. Cornell was found dead hours after the performance ended.

    (Published Thursday, May 18, 2017)