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Jimmy Page, Elton John, Q-Tip and Other Musicians React to Chris Cornell’s Death

Chris Cornell, iconic frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died unexpectedly at age 52 Wednesday night. As news spread, scores of musicians took to social media to pay tribute. Here are a few remembrances, from friends and admirers including Perry Farrell, Chuck D, Nile Rodgers, Laura Jane Grace, St. Vincent, and more.

Goodbye darling boy . Please say hi to all my loved ones . I cried for you today . Rip .

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Perry Farrell and Dave Navarro of Jane’s Addiction:

Nile Rodgers:

Smashing Pumpkins’ Jimmy Chamberlin:

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry:


AudiHole Son. Damn Chris. Rest In Power.

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Jason Isbell:

Laura Jane Grace of Against Me!:

Hayley Williams of Paramore:

Sadie Dupuis of Speedy Ortiz and Sad13:

Dillinger Escape Plan’s Ben Weinman:

This picture of Chris was taken side stage Sunday night. At this point I had seen soundgarden probably 20 times and he had never sounded so good. This man was a unicorn to me. Words can not describe how confused I am over this. My heart goes out to his beautiful family and the band. RIP 💔

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A Tribe Called Quest’s Q-Tip:

Fall Out Boy’s Joe Trohman:

Skid Row’s Sebastian Bach:

Devin Townsend:

Butch Walker of SouthGang:

Israel Houghton of Israel & New Breed:

Best Coast:


Pete Yorn:

Ted Leo:

Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath:

Carrie Brownstein of Sleater-Kinney:

Anderson .Paak:

Serj Tankian:

Amy Lee of Evanescence:

SPIN will update this post as additional tributes appear.

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