I just heard that Chris Cornell of Soundgarden and several other bands passed away last night. This is a dark day for rock music, and an even darker day for those who love him. I doubt that the words said on an amateur author’s blog will reach them, but my condolences and prayers go out to his family and friends. As a fan, I would ask that those who follow my blog take a moment of silence for him. And finally, I drink a toast for one of the great legends of rock, may he rest in peace.