Chris Cornell: 15 Essential Songs

The singer's most memorable moments: Soundgarden's grunge classics, Audioslave's hits and his poetic solo material

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Audioslave, "Cochise" (2002)

The supergroup Audioslave announced themselves with this furious track, the perfect marriage of Rage Against the Machine's driving alt-metal stomp and Cornell's piercing wail. Tom Morello, who was reading about the "fearless and resolute" Native American chief at the time, came up with the title. Of the song's angry refrain – "Go on and save yourself, and take it out on me" – Cornell said that it was an instance of "me yelling at me, looking in the mirror."

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