Wednesday, January 2, 2019

VIDEO: Ann Wilson of Heart streams Chris Cornell tribute

Heart vocalist Ann Wilson is streaming a newly-released video for her tribute to the late Chris Cornell with her take on Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway”, from her covers album “Immortal.”

The tune was the fourth single from Audioslave’s 2002 self-titled debut, which peaked at No. 7 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to sales of more than 3 million copies in the country.

“The song is strong, confident and spiritual,” Wilson explains. "It's about a person who refuses to be tied down to the mundane, who is constantly looking for freedom and independence on a more universal scale, not just ordinary everyday reality. It was the cry of a soul, and it's a beautiful song.

“Chris and I were friends; we had a lot in common, we were both outsiders in a way. He left us with amazing music."

In 2013, Cornell inducted Heart into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame; last spring, Wilson and Alice In Chains guitarist Jerry Cantrell performed “Black Hole Sun” in his honor at the 2018 Induction Ceremony in Cleveland.

An all-star lineup of rockers – including Metallica and Foo Fighters - will salute the late rocker at “I Am The Highway: A Tribute To Chris Cornell”, an upcoming concert event at The Forum in Los Angeles on January 16.

Recorded with original Heart producer Mike Flicker, “Immortal” sees Wilson deliver a diverse set of tracks that pay homage to some of her favorite songs and artists, all of whom have passed away in recent years – including tunes by David Bowie, Tom Petty, Glenn Frey of The Eagles, and more.

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