Related Information for Chris Cornell Chris Cornell (born Christopher John Boyle; July 20, 1964), Seattle, WA, United States, is an American singer/songwriter and guitarist.In 1984 he formed the band Soundgarden with bassist Hiro Yamamoto. Throughout the late 1980s and 90s, Soundgarden experienced major success as one of the major grunge bands (along with groups such as Alice in Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam).In 1990, Chris Cornell worked together with the (then) Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron, and Stone Gossard, Je.. read more