Cornell was amazing! Off topic, but a cool Chris Cornell story. A buddy of mine played drums in a Chicago area band. This had to be at least 20 years ago. They were playing the small stage at the Chicago HOB, and were doing Black Hole Sun. Some dude walks to the front of the stage and asks if he can join them. Yep, it was Chris Cornell.Without a doubt Chris Cornell. I could hash out his ridiculous usable vocal range, his massive influence on rock music, or his longevity in the scene as the reason for my obsession, but above all else he is my #1 because of the effect he had on my personal musical endeavors. I had always played guitar, but I never put much thought or effort into singing until I first heard Chris's music. I vividly remember spending one summer hanging out in my buddy's back yard almost every night, and on my drives home I'd blast Like a Stone and a few other Audioslave classics. I'd always belt along to them, but the perfectionist in me would notice when I wasn't "hitting" notes and it'd drive me nuts. I'd work on certain portions of the song again and again until I could squeak out the right note. Eventually I started setting my phone up to record these mini-performances so that I could watch them back over for critiquing purposes. I found a love for singing that summer that I've held with me for years now. Eventually I actually ended up making it into my old college's acapella group, performing a handful of shows on my own, and singing lead for a few shows in the dorms.
Well, that leaves me out...I'm not much of a bassist and I don't have blonde hair.Just because I dare to be differant:
The dude sings Journey better than Arnel, and pounds the drumset into the floor. All I need now is a Bassest that plays Keys and a Guitar player with real blond hair.