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I was disappointed with both the style and content of this biography of Chris Cornell. The book reads more like a simple account of his musical accomplishments, and not an exploration of his life and development as an artist. It was clear from the content that the author has cobbled together biographical material that is readily available online and in existing biographical sources (Grunge is Dead, Everybody Lovers Our Town, Spin, etc.). There is very little (if any) new information or in-depth interview material that sheds light on his character, personality or emotional essence. Chris Cornell was one of the most creatively charged and multi-talented musicians to come out of the late 80's and early 90's modern music scene. He almost single handedly drove the musical entity that was Soundgarden. The rest of the band are all excellent musicians in their own right, but it was Cornell who was at the creative core of the band, and whose songwriting and performing skills catapulted them above the rest of the Seattle music scene. This book does little to delve into the life events that fueled his ascendancy to musical genius, nor provides insights into how his personality was shaped by the people and circumstances he encountered in his youth. It provides almost no in-depth details on his personal relationships with the rest of Soundgarden or Audioslave, members of the musical community or his manager/first wife. There was also no exploration of the circumstances behind the controversy that erupted between his widow and the remaining members of Soundgarden after his death. Unfortunately it will probably be some time before a detailed, introspective biography of Chris Cornell appears, most likely by someone within his inner circle who decides to come forward and provide the world with a more personal and insightful look into this amazing and complex man's life, and tragic death.