Marilyn Manson’s former bandmate Madonna Wayne Gacy (aka Pogo) has posted the following on Facebook regarding Chris Cornell and Soundgarden.
Jesus Christ pose, I forgot how much I love this f****** record
This is one of the greatest albums ever, and it is unbelievable that such an amazing voice has left the world.
Sadly yes [I met Chris and he was a good guy], on our first Festival in Canada. And then again when he was with Audioslave in Europe.
I never really spoke with him much, as I know that lead singers need their own space. I sometimes wish that I had.
It’s hurt me so much to see a man with such amazing ability destroy himself so pointlessly.
He had a voice that we all would dream more would have.
Oh, and on a side note, none of these [Mudhoney] guys have killed themselves as far as I know