Soundgarden, Pearl Jam, Smashing Pumpkins, Blind Melon, STP: bands that make up a huge portion of the soundtrack to my young adult life. Chris Cornell was instrumental in the evolution of the Grunge era of music, my music. His influence on the evolution of Rock as we know it today is undeniable. The only thing positive that comes from the death of an icon like Chris Cornell, is the personal nostalgia that come with the remembering the artist and his music. RIP Chris Cornell, and thanks for the mix tape.