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 bringing her onstage. “She said it’s called the Music for Lunch Bunch, and she makes it sound like she sits in front of her classmates and they do a song every once in a while. So I went and got a guitar tuned for her in the right key and we went to see her do it, and it was actually like an assembly in front of the entire school.

“I was as nervous as I’ve ever been—for instance like opening for Metallica in front of 45,000 people. I was more nervous that day, but she sang it beautifully.”

A Twitter fan with the handle Chris Cornell Perú tweeted some shots of the performance afterward. Cornell committed suicide earlier this week. He was 52.

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Christopher Scapelliti

Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World, a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.