The shock of Chris Cornell’s passing is still felt in the rock music world as tributes continue to surface.
Cornell’s brother, Peter Cornell, posted this beautiful and heartbreaking tribute to his late brother on Facebook complete with photos of “The first time and the last time we were together.”
Heart’s Nancy Wilson took to Facebook to recount the intimate funeral service of Cornell, a member of her “Seattle clan.”
I was in attendance at Chris Cornell's memorial celebration on Friday, thankfully it was not allowed to become a zoo. The press was well sequestered. As far away as possible. It was such a beautiful gathering of the Seattle clan with band friends, kids and family.
The surviving members of Audioslave (Tom Morello, Tim Commerford and Brad Wilk), who are also part of Prophets of Rage and are in the middle of tour rehearsals, performed “Like A Stone” and had DJ Lord post the performance to his Facebook page as an impromptu tribute.
R.I.P. #ChrisCornell Prophets of Rage
WRIF’s Meltdown was able to speak with a number of artists at Rock on The Range, which Soundgarden was slated to headline on its first of three nights, and one of the more personal tributes came from Rival Sons guitarist Scott Holiday, closed his comments with a thought we’ve all had about Cornell at least once in our lives:
“That was a band that really ushered in an era for me and a band I connected with that made me feel more like myself, because there were all these glam rock bands that weren’t totally me. I was listening to a lot of old music, and there were certain bands that I really liked, and this was a band I discovered on the ‘Louder Than Love’ record…Right when I heard it, I went ‘Oh!’ From the first track, this band sounded like me. This was the band I connect with. I couldn’t play them enough going through high school. They were a huge inspiration. People were saying Chris was the Robert Plant of our generation, and I will say here that he was the Chris Cornell of our generation…He was just an amazing force. How do you beat that handsome and that good of singing?! It just seems criminal!”
Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock blogger. The first man she ever loved was Jack Daniel. (True story.)