Dave Matthews Reveals Why He’s ‘Still Not Sure’ What Really Happened To Chris Cornell


Howard asked, “What do you think of all of these, like Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington, these guys committing suicide? You’ve talked openly that you’ve considered it.”

Dave responded, “There have been times in my life, but I think I was lucky that I had people around me that explained things to me in a way that sort of shined a light that worked for me at that moment. I’m still not sure what happened with Chris, I’m still not sure. It’s hard sometimes to be sure what the circumstances were at the end.”

Howard said, “Because it’s hard to believe, because that guy had so much going on, and he seemed so upbeat.”

Dave responded, “Everything seemed so good. It’s hard.”

Howard lamented, “It doesn’t compute.”

Howard asked if he’s consumed with death because he sings about it a lot. Dave said it’s either sex, love or death. He said some people write about money but that seems weird. He said Pink Floyd did good with that.

Dave said that someone once said to him at a bar that the only thing in the future that you’re already done is die. He said he thought that was a liberating way to say that is already done and behind you in a weird way. He said you don’t know how it’s going to happen. He said the point of living is a real question. He said if you try and answer it it’s something difficult to answer. He said that you might want to live to get a fast car. He said that’s not fully satisfying. He said you’ve already died and it hasn’t even happened yet. He said this friend had come to this place wondering about what the point of life is. He said it was so flat and so straightforward and matter of fact that it took the concern away from him.