Monday, June 18, 2018

Chris Cornell’s daughter streams duet of Prince cover as Father’s Day tribute

Chris Cornell’s daughter, Toni, is streaming audio of a duet by the pair on the Prince song, “Nothing Campres 2 U”, as a Father’s Day tribute to the late Soundgarden singer.

“Daddy, I love you and miss you so much,” shared Toni on the rocker’s social media sites. “You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any. You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love every day.

“Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you.”

Originally written by Prince for one of his side projects, The Family, the tune first appeared on that group’s self-titled 1985 album before becoming a worldwide hit by Sinead O’Connor in 1990.

Cornell took his own life in a Detroit hotel room in the early hours of May 18, 2017 following a Soundgarden show in the city; he was laid to rest during a private memorial service at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles a week later.

Last month, the singer’s widow, Vicky, announced a special vigil to mark the first anniversary of his passing.

Cornell co-founded Soundgarden with lead guitarist Kim Thayil and bassist Hiro Yamamoto in Seattle in 1984; bassist Ben Shepherd and drummer Matt Cameron went on to round out the band’s longtime lineup.

Soundgarden released six studio albums since 1988, earning worldwide sales of 23 million copies. The group’s commercial peak was 1994’s “Superunknown”, which sold 5 million in the US alone.

Cornell – who also handled vocals for supergroups Temple Of The Dog and Audioslave – issued four studio records as a solo artist and enjoyed a long history of film and soundtrack work.

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