I used to teach in the guitar store where ALL the Seattle bands used to shop. (Cancer in the family made me move back to the East Coast before I got to meet any of them.)The store owner Danny, was a sweetheart of a man who knows them all. He said he really liked Chris Cornell until he left his wife for a VERY young model.
That being said, the man has one of the best voices in rock. ABSOLUTELY love it. (Hunger Strike is one of the best songs ever.)
HOWEVER, please be aware that his range is not what it used to be (smoking for over 20 years and booze will do it) and that he has had to cancel shows because he voice has given out.