Today (July 20), would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday. In his memory, Chris’ widow Vicky Cornell and the Chris Cornell Estate have shared a previously unreleased cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” that Chris Cornell recorded in Los Angeles in March 2016. Listen below.
“Listening to [Chris Cornell’s cover] again after so many years it was hauntingly beautiful; it brought it all back in a rush of bittersweet memories,” Vicky Cornell said in a statement. “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories, and art.”
Along with the song, Chris Cornell’s children Toni and Christopher are launching initiatives to address addiction. The “STOP THE STIGMA” program will teach high school students about the science of substance use disorders and also prevention. In addition, Toni and Christopher are launching a podcast on the topic in August.
Chris Cornell died in May 2017 at the age of 52. Read Pitchfork’s Afterword feature “Soundgarden’s Chris Cornell Was More Than Just a Grunge Frontman.”
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