RIP Chris Cornell

The former Soundgarden lead singer and guitarist was found dead last night after a show in Detroit.  He had a beautiful voice and an interesting approach to songwriting, using unexpected chord and key changes that gave some of his more traditional-sounding rock tunes a left-brained, almost mathematical feel.

Here he is singing a cover of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” in tribute when that artist passed away last year:

My favorite tune of his though is probably Black Hole Sun.  Rest in peace.