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25 Years of Talking to Chris Cornell for Spin

Chris Cornell, frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, died this week at age 52. Over the last three decades Spin spoke to Cornell again and again—as he rose to grunge superstardom with Soundgarden, as he branched out with a solo career, and when he returned alongside members of Rage Against the Machine as Audioslave. In remembrance, we've gathered this collection of pieces from the archives, some available to read online for the first time. Below, find cover stories on Soundgarden from 1994, 1996, and 2010; Cornell's revealing 2006 interview about addiction and Audioslave; our 2014 oral history of Superunknown; and more treasures that give a look into the lifetime of a definitive figure of alt-rock.

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241218" title="Northwest of Hell, by Michael Corcoran" index="" image_id="241219"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241462" title="1992: Digging the Garden, by Jonathan Poneman" index="" image_id="241464"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241465" title="1994: Hammer of the Gods, by Jonathan Gold" index="" image_id="241467"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241469" title="1996: The Real Thing, by Mike Rubin" index="" image_id=""]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241439" title="1997: Good Times, Bad Times, by Julia Chaplin" index="" image_id="241442"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241183" title="The Rusty Cage, by Matt Diehl" index="" image_id=""]

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[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241470" title="2005: High Fidel-ity, by Tom Morello" index="" image_id="241471"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241137" title="" index="" image_id="241216"]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241189" title="Randy Johnson's Photos of Soundgarden" index="" image_id=""]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241150" title=""Alive in the Superunknown," by Dave Peisner" index="" image_id=""]

[featuredStoryItemBlock tile_id="241172" title="Get Yourself Control: The Oral History of Soundgarden’s <i>Superunknown</i>, by Stacey Anderson" index="" image_id=""]