The Late Chris Cornell Has Won A Grammy For Best Rock Performance
The Grammy for Best Rock Performance has gone to the late Chris Cornell for 'When Bad Does Good'.
The former lead vocalist for Soundgarden and Audioslave died in May 2017.
His two kids Toni and Christopher accepted the award on his behalf.
Chris had been performing with Soundgarden at Detroit's Fox Theatre the evening of his death, and he shared a tweet regarding the fact he was in the city.
The last song he performed tragically referenced his own death.
According to NME, the 20-song Soundgarden set closed with the band's track, 'Slaves & Bulldozers', mixed in with Led Zeppelin's version of 'In My Time of Dying'. The gospel song, first released in 1927 by Blind Willie Johnson, was also covered by Bob Dylan.
The song features lyrics such as: "In my time of dying, want nobody to mourn/All I want for you to do is take my body home."
A statement from his representatives was issued to The Associated Press in which his death was described as 'sudden and unexpected'.
They added that Cornell's wife and family were in shock and would be working with a medical examiner to determine the cause of death. They also asked for privacy.
In the days following his death, which was ruled a suicide by police, celebrities in the music industry poured out their hearts.
Elton John wrote: "Shocked and saddened by the sudden death of @chriscornell. A great singer, songwriter and the loveliest man."
Jimmy Page said: "RIP Chris Cornell. Incredibly Talented. Incredibly Young. Incredibly Missed."
Billy Idol added: "Sad 2 hear of Chris Cornell passing..great singer and artist...another blow...RIP"
Chris was the frontman of Soundgarden from 1984 to 1997 and from 2010 until 2017.
The band peaked in 1994 when their album, Superunknown, was number one on the US charts and sold nine million copies worldwide.
He also released four solo albums, with the most recent coming out in 2015. Chris was also known for the theme song he recorded for the James Bond film, Casino Royale.
Chris teamed up with Sting two years ago to perform several Soundgarden and The Police songs during a charity gig.
Congratulations to Chris. RIP.
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