Dave Grohl Reveals Why Chris Cornell Was Different From Other Grunge Icons

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Foo Fighters frontman, and former Nirvana drummer, Dave Grohl discussed Chris Cornell in a new Rolling Stone article.

Dave Grohl recalls being struck by the contrast between Soundgarden’s roaring futurism and Cornell’s thoughtful, soft-spoken manner offstage the first time they met, at a party at Nirvana bassist Krist Novoselic’s house. “There was a bunch of the Seattle gang there,” Grohl says, “and Chris just seemed so quiet and mellow compared to the rest of the maniacs.”

Grohl vividly remembers the first time he saw Soundgarden live – before he immigrated to Seattle, at a Baltimore club in 1990. “It was as if all of our punk-rock and classic-rock dreams came true together,” Grohl says. “Everybody, whether it was in Washington, D.C., or Washington state, looked up to Soundgarden as this force of nature.”

More video footage has surfaced from Chris Cornell’s funeral at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery from Friday.

The new video initially shows Josh Brolin, Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell, Bush frontman Gavin Rossdale, Filter frontman Richard Patrick, and then 1:05 in Dave Grohl and Courtney Love are shown hugging Chris Cornell’s surviving bandmates, Soundgarden’s Matt Cameron and Audioslave’s Tom Morello.

Watch a video of the beautiful and surreal moment below.

  • dave

    A month later and its still no easier. Sympathy or none, the voice is gone, never to return.