Seattle Icon ‘Was Not Surprised’ By Chris Cornell Death


In a new Sirius XM Volume interview, legendary Heart singer Ann Wilson said she was ‘not surprised’ when Chris Cornell died by suicide following a Soundgarden performance in Detroit in May 2017. Alternative Nation transcribed her comments.

“He knew what I felt about him. I don’t think we ever sat and went, ‘You know, you babe, no, you babe!’ I don’t think we ever did that, but we’d hug, and we’d look at each other, and we’d laugh, and just be comfortable together. That way of just trusting each other, and being with them.”

When the interviewer brought up his dark lyrics, Ann said he reached within himself.

“He reached way down.”

She later said, “I was not surprised when he died. No, I was not surprised. I don’t know why I say that, it’s just something that I feel from Chris, he was so complicated. He always struggled with mundanity. He was really in another dimension, and for him to be normal was really hard.”

You can listen to the SiriusXM Ann Wilson interview from ‘Fierce: Women In Music’ below. Wilson covered Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway” on her Immortals album in honor of Chris Cornell. Cornell inducted Heart into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2013.