The band's first recordings were three songs that appeared on a compilation for C/Z Records called Deep Six.In 1986, Sundquist, who by that point had a wife and a child, decided to leave the band and spend time with his family.He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room early on the morning of May 18, 2017, after performing at a Soundgarden concert hours earlier. Cornell recalled the episode in a 1994 interview: "With a religion like that, it's not designed for anyone to question.Being young people who have a natural curiosity and half a brain, you're going to start finding inconsistencies, which there are tons of in organized religion.
The three singles gained considerable airtime on alternative rock radio stations, while the videos for "Outshined" and "Rusty Cage" gained considerable airtime on MTV.
His last solo release was the charity single "The Promise", written for the ending credits for the film of the same name.
He was voted "Rock's Greatest Singer" by readers of Guitar World, Cornell suffered from depression and substance abuse problems earlier in his life.
It also appeared on the fictional radio station Radio X in the 2004 video game Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and in the 32-bit version of Road Rash.
"Room a Thousand Years Wide" was released (along with the B-side "HIV Baby") as a 7" single through Sub Pop's Single of the Month club a full year before the release of Badmotorfinger, and later re-recorded for the album.