Chris Cornell is known for being the lead vocalist for American rock band Soundgarden and formerly, Audioslave. He was born on July 20, making him a Cancer. Cancerians have the most varied characteristics. They canít be fit into one single stereotype. Some Cancerians are timid and reclusive, while others are excessive, loud and have strong personalities. As you look at Chrisís career you can tell that he has more qualities from the former rather than the latter.
As a child, Cornell was a loner, preferring to listen to The Beatles records and working as a seafood wholesaler before putting up his own band. He started out as a member of the cover band The Shemps and joined them as they performed all throughout Seattle. Soundgarden was born in 1984. Cancerians are generally well-balanced people who find peace and joy in solitary moments. They also tend to be quite emotionally distant and uncompromising, which is why they donít tend to be big extroverts more than anything. They easily get philosophical when they are inspired. Moreover, their inspirations lead them to have over-active imaginations.
Cancerians are considerably talented in the arts, and in Cornellís case he is a great musician. However, he also struggled with alcoholism. After he beat his addiction, he stated, ďIt was a long period of coming to the realization that this way (sober) is better. Going through rehab, honestly, did help....it got me away from just the daily drudgery of depression and either trying to not drink or do drugs or doing them.Ē (from Wikipedia)
Cornell married Susan Silver, who was Alice in Chains and Soundgardenís manager. In 2000, their daughter Lilian Jean was born. However, the couple divorced in 2004 which led to an ugly custody battle. Cancerians are a balance between toughness and warmth in their personal relationships; they also get emotionally and romantically attached because of their imaginative nature. However, they are easily influenced by their peers and are strongly attached to past memories. They are tenacious and tend to be tactless and difficult as they tend to ignore the reality.
Cornell is currently married to Vicky Karayiannis, an American publicist of Greek heritage. Together, they have a daughter, Toni, who was born September 2004 and a son, Christopher Nicolas, born in December 2005.