Saturday, December 2, 2017

Chris Cornell receives Grammy nomination for Best Rock Performance

The late Chris Cornell has received a Grammy nomination for “The Promise”, the title track to the 2016 film of the same name about love triangle set against the 1914 Armenian genocide.

The Soungarden singer’s solo tune is a finalist in the “Best Rock Performance” category, which will see it compete alongside songs by Foo Fighters, Leonard Cohen, Kaleo and Nothing More.

The honor is Cornell’s fifteenth Grammy nomination; he and Soundgarden previously won twice in 1995 for a pair of tracks from the Seattle band’s “Superunknown” album – “Spoonman” was named “Best Metal Performance” while “Black Hole Sun” picked up hardware for “Best Hard Rock Performance.”

The 60th annual Grammy Awards will be broadcast live on CBS from Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday, January 28.

Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18 following a Soundgarden show in the city; he was 52 years old.

Ruled a suicide by hanging by The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office, an autopsy later revealed the singer had several prescription drugs in his system when he was found in the bathroom of his suite at the MGM Grand Detroit.

Cornell was laid to rest during a private memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on May 26.

60th annual Grammy Awards

Best Rock Performance

“You Want It Darker” - Leonard Cohen
“The Promise” - Chris Cornell
“Run” - Foo Fighters
“No Good” - Kaleo
“Go To War” - Nothing More

See also:

Chris Cornell video for The Promise released to mark World Refugee Day
Eddie Vedder delivers tribute to Chris Cornell in London
Soundgarden: Chris Cornell toxicology reports released
Chris Cornell’s widow issues statement regarding Soundgarden singer’s death investigation
Search Soundgarden at hennemusic