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Watch Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington Perform "Hunger Strike" in 2008

Yesterday, the music world was stunned by the tragic death of Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park.The gut-wrenching circumstances of his death – he reportedly hanged himself – and how shocking it was, can't help but bring to mind the music world's most recent sudden loss, that of Chris Cornell in May.Bennington and Cornell were incredibly close friends. Bennington was the... …

Chris Cornell 1964-2017: Paying Tribute to the Legendary Soundgarden Frontman

We will never know what went on in the mind of Chris Cornell after he left the Detroit Fox Theater on the night of May 17. He’d just played a well-received show with his iconic grunge-era band, Soundgarden. But just a few hours later, he was found dead on the bathroom floor in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel. A coroner later ruled his death a suicide by hanging.Cornell’s passing, at age... …

Watch Chris Cornell’s Final Music Video, “The Promise”

In the wake of his tragic passing, Chris Cornell has left us with one final music video for “The Promise.”Released yesterday by Survival Pictures, the video release coincides with World Refugee Day."Chris Cornell was not only a dear family friend for many years, but he was also a once-in-a-generation talent who is missed more than words can convey. It was such an honor to collaborate and... …

Watch Chris Cornell Cover Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U"

When Prince died in April 2016, Soundgarden main man Chris Cornell shared his heartfelt version of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U."Now, in the wake of Cornell's shocking May 18 death, the performance—and the sentiment of the classic song—have taken on new meaning."Prince's music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of... …

Watch Guns N' Roses Cover 'Black Hole Sun' for Chris Cornell

Over the weekend, Guns N' Roses kicked off the latest leg of their Not in This Lifetime Tour in Slane, Ireland.During the show, they performed Soundgarden's "Black Hole Sun" as a tribute to Chris Cornell, who committed suicide May 18. You can check out the performance below via two fan-filmed clips.Cornell's body was cremated May 23 and laid to rest May 26 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in... …

Watch Chris Cornell and Temple of the Dog Cover Zeppelin, Sabbath and Bowie

Temple of the Dog—a supergroup that featured members of Pearl Jam and Soundgarden (including Chris Cornell)—enjoyed a successful 25th anniversary tour late last year.Although the bulk of the just-reunited band's set lists was pulled from their self-titled 1991 album, they also paid tribute to a few of their heroes, including Led Zeppelin, the Cure, David Bowie, Black Sabbath and Free. They even... …

Metallica, Red Hot Chili Peppers Perform Chris Cornell Tributes

As expected, several popular artists have been honoring the late Chris Cornell by performing his music.Late last week, we shared Megadeth's performance of Soundgarden's "Outshined." Today we bring you two tributes by members of Metallica and Red Hot Chili Peppers.Last Thursday night, Red Hot Chili Peppers guitarist Josh Klinghoffer performed "Seasons," a solo Cornell track from the film... …

Watch Chris Cornell and His Daughter Sing “Redemption Song”

While performing at New York’s Beacon Theatre in 2015, Chris Cornell invited his then-11-year-old daughter Toni to join him onstage for a duet on the Bob Marley classic “Redemption Song.”As you can see from the performance, shown below, Toni has inherited her father’s impressive vocal talents.“A few years back, my daughter wanted to do a song at school,” Cornell told the audience prior to... …

Chris Cornell’s Family: Prescription Drugs Might Have Influenced His Suicide

The family of Chris Cornell has issued a statement that questions a coroner’s report that he took his own life early Thursday, May 18. According to the report, Cornell's death was a suicide by hanging.“Without the results of toxicology tests, we do not know what was going on with Chris—or if any substances contributed to his demise,” read the family's statement.The family also said Cornell, who... …

Watch Megadeth Perform Soundgarden's "Outshined" As Tribute to Chris Cornell

While performing in Tokyo yesterday, Dave Mustaine and Megadeth took a moment to remember Chris Cornell, whose death was announced just a few hours earlier.“Chris Cornell from Soundgarden died today," a clearly emotional Mustaine told the audience. "When I found out, I was so sad."After silencing a heckler (who possibly didn't understand Mustaine's announcement about Cornell), he continued: “We... …

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