Soundgarden Singer Knows Importance of Drug Classes

by Mike Miller April 1, 2012

Hard-core drugs and musicians seem to be attached in people’s minds. Many singers from Jim Morrison of The Doors, to Janis Joplin, Kurt Cobain, Amy Winehouse and Whitney Houston have died due to years of drug use and abuse.

Soundgarden front man Chris Cornell recently discussed his serious drug problems at the past and marveled at how rockers from the 1960s and 1970s managed to perform while being totally loaded on drugs and alcohol. This according to

Having survived the battles with his own personal demons, Cornell also speaks about how drug abuse affected him in the past. He admits that the first time he smoked the thought of him becoming an addict never crossed his mind.

After a 16-year drought the band is set to release a new album. They are highlighted for a song called “Live to Rise” off the soundtrack from the movie “The Avengers.”

Like many rockers Cornell’s life and career were derailed by drug abuse. He estimates he lost more than 20 years of his life. He wants to help make sure others do not suffer the same fate.

Hopefully he will maintain his sobriety and continue to be a beacon for the anti-drug movement.

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