This month we lost one of the most iconic voices of a generation. The loss of Chris Cornell really made me sit back and think about the grunge movement in the 90s. Of course I was pretty young when the genre took off but I remember it being one of the prolific sounds of my childhood. I would always keep blank tapes in my bedroom radio so I could be ready to record every one of my favorite songs. Sometimes I wish I still had those. In high school my afternoons were filled with sitting on the phone with my best friend. We would do homework and discuss the music videos on MTVX. A lot of those videos were from the grunge greats.
When Kurt Cobain died I was about to turn 9 and I didn’t truly grasp what his loss meant at the time. Then when I was in high school we lost Layne Staley. This time I understood what his loss meant for grunge. More recently the death of Scott Weiland really hit home. He was the only one of these artists that I had been able to see live and I will always cherish that moment. Losing Chris Cornell now brings all of those childhood memories back. Specifically the ones of my best friend who passed away 10 years ago next month.
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