But unlike Kurt Cobain, Chris Cornell stayed with us as we grew up, later fronting the band Audioslave, performing on countless tours, and was also known for his solo work. To this day, his album Euphoria Morning remains one of my all-time favorite albums.

Whatever his current project, Chris’s vocals were always exceptional. He had an amazing four-octave vocal range and it was his voice that brought magic to every song he performed. Most songs we hear would not be as complete without the background music that accompanies the words, but Chris’s voice was so stunning that he could carry a song on its own.

Listen to him sing the iconic ‘Black Hole Sun’ without the background music, below, because it absolutely blew me away. If you were as stunned as me, then please don’t forget to like and share the video with family and friends.