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Chris Cornell will make a posthumous appearance on an upcoming album paying tribute to the late Johnny Cash with a host of artists giving musical adaptations of his poetry and unheard lyric.
The Soundgarden singer - who tragically took his own life in May last year at the age of 52 - contributed to the 'Forever Now' collection, which has seen a host of artists adapt the late icon's unseen poetry and other writings by setting them to new, original music.
In an announcement for the album - which will be released on April 6 - it's said the LP will consist ''of songs created from Johnny Cash's unknown poetry, lyrics and letters set to music by an astounding array of contemporary artists''.
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Slipknot's Corey Taylor says Chester Bennington was a ''sweetheart of a guy'' and people can't understand the pain he was dealing with.
The 43-year-old singer was close friends with the Linkin Park star - who died by suicide earlier this year - and Corey has defended him against people who called him ''cowardly'' for the way he died.
Explaining that Chester battled with mental health issues, Corey explained on 'Larry King Now': ''Unless you've walked in those shoes, you don't understand the pain, the weight of carrying that along, and there's no right way to deal with it,'' Corey said. ''There's no universal fix-all. So you spend your whole life trying to find what works for you. I am just glad I got the time I had with him.''
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Vicky Cornell explains that they're planning to pay tribute with a sculpture.
If anyone deserves a memorial statue in their honour it's Chris Cornell, and that's exactly what the late musician is getting as his family commission a piece to be erected in his home city of Seattle. Plus, they'll be getting one of the most talented sculptors out there to design it.
Three months following the death of the Soundgarden frontman, his wife Vicky Cornell is honouring him in every way she can possibly think of; first with the Chris Cornell Music Therapy Program for Seattle's Childhaven, and now with a grand statue designed by sculptor to the stars Wayne Toth, who created the Johnny Ramone statue at LA's Hollywood Forever Cemetery where Chris Cornell's body rests.
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She performs the Leonard Cohen classic for her father and Chester Bennington with OneRepublic.
Of all the Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington tribute performances we've seen so far, this rendition of 'Hallelujah' by the former's daughter is definitely the most heart-rending. The young Toni Cornell was a pillar of strength as she remembered her father with this classic tune on TV.
12-year-old Toni Cornell took to the stage on 'Good Morning America' today (August 4th 2017) to pay tribute to her father, Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, and his friend, Linkin Park's Chester Bennington, with a dedicatory performance of Leonard Cohen's 1984 hit 'Hallelujah'.
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Artists continue to pay their respects to the late Soundgarden frontman.
When a music legend dies, their peers come out to celebrate their fallen brother or sister in the only way they know how: performing. Since Soundgardan frontman Chris Cornell committed suicide on May 18th 2017, artists everywhere continue to dedicate their live performances to him in the form of touching tributes.
Here are just a few of the best Chris Cornell tributes so far:
TMZ published details of Vicky Cornell's last conversation with the Soundgarden singer, moments before he took his own life.
The late rock icon Chris Cornell apparently was incoherent and spoke about “blowing” his voice when talking to his wife Vicky on the phone in his Detroit hotel room, moments before he took his own life, according to a new report.
The Soundgarden and former Audioslave lead singer, 52, was said to be slurring his words when he last spoke with his wife, about half an hour before he hanged himself last week, according to TMZ.
Cornell was found dead in his hotel room, shortly after coming off stage having performed with Soundgarden at the Fox Theatre in the city back on May 17th, with his cause of death being ruled as suicide by a coroner. Now, a heartbreaking account given by his wife Vicky has been published by the American gossip site, detailing what happened in his final moments.
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Steven Tyler prays for Chris Cornell during Asia show.
From one rock legend to another, Steven Tyler paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell during Aerosmith's show in the city of Batumi last week which was part of their Aero-Vederci Baby! Tour. He prayed for the grunge star and dedicated one of his oldest songs to him.
Aerosmith were performing in Georgia (the country, not the state) on Saturday (May 20th 2017), and they took the opportunity to dedicate their opening salvo to Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who committed suicide following his Detroit show earlier in the week.
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In memory of Chris Cornell, the best of Soundgarden.
With 2017 comes another painful loss of a great musician. Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell has tragically passed away, leaving behind a grunge legacy that will last for generations to come. Soundgarden was one of the most loved bands of the 90s, and here are ten tracks that prove just why that was.
1. Black Hole Sun - Their first number one on the US Mainstream Rock chart and the song that won them won of their two Grammys, for Best Hard Rock Performance in 1995. It was from their hit fourth album 'Superunknown' and is now arguably their most famous song. Chris Cornell previously said that he wrote it in 15 minutes, not thinking that anyone would be interested. It sure showed him!
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Grunge master Chris Cornell dies on tour at the age of 52.
There's tragedy for the music industry as it's announced that grunge legend Chris Cornell has passed away suddenly at the age of 52 while on tour this week. The cause of death is yet to be announced, but it was most certainly an unexpected and harrowing turn of events.
The former frontman of seminal Seattle grunge band Soundgarden died yesterday (May 17th 2017) while in Detroit following a show at the Fox Theatre. The band were due to perform at Rock On The Range festival in Columbus, Ohio tomorrow night (May 19th) and they had a string of other North American dates with the last being Rocklahoma Festival on May 27th.
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By Ben Walton in Music Reviews on 01 September 2015
Since the disbanding of Audioslave, Chris Cornell has had something of a renaissance as an artist. He has released two solo albums (one so-so, the other entirely baffling), played countless solo acoustic tours the world over, had a worldwide hit with a James Bond theme song while also finding the time to reform his first significant band, Soundgarden, and make a pretty impressive LP and tour the world to rapturous responses with them as well. Chris Cornell refuses to stop, and on the eve of the release of his fourth solo album next month, he is reissuing his first solo album on vinyl and CD.
'Euphoria Mourning' still stands as Cornell's most cohesive and probably best solo album to date. 2007's 'Carry On' was all over the place musically and didn't really go anywhere and 2009's Timbaland produced 'Scream' was nothing, if not a wholly misjudged career side step. 'Euphoria Mourning' has its own individual vibe and the whole thing fits together perfectly. You get the dark, eastern influenced opener 'Can't Change Me', the soul influenced sounds of 'Disappearing One' and 'Wave Goodbye' and the melodramatic, meandering album closer 'Steel Rain'. Cornell doesn't entirely step away from alternative rock here though, as can be heard on the slow burning 'Mission', or the highly percussive 'Pillow of Your Bones', which both could have easily fit on a later Soundgarden album. Perhaps where the album hits its stride hardest though is the bluesy piano ballad 'When I'm Down', which opens with Cornell crooning like he's the last man at the party and all the pretty girls have gone home, before building to a giant vocal work out. It thrills in the same way that 'Preaching the End of the World' does earlier on in the album with the instruments moving to the side to let Cornell's voice meander and strain to its glorious best.
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