Chris Cornell with arguably the greatest rock voice of all time, has helped break the format barrier, if there even was one. I say that because, so many believe there is a clear line in the sand among pop/rock/blues/country/soft rock genres, but alas I am here to remind you that there really isn't. It's like, black, white, brown, yellow, we are all just...green. Music is music, I have always believed. And that notion was proven when Chris did THIS Prince cover.
Ironically, Chris Cornell did this cover in tribute to Prince after his untimely death in April of 2016.
Now here I am sharing it again with you in honor of Chris's birthday today after HIS untimely death. I just can't keep up with it all, not without a lump, the size of Connecticut, in my throat.
Chris had shared this stirring version of "Nothing Compares 2 U" last year, (of course it was Sinead O'Connor who made it a #1 song in 1985). I wonder if Chris knew then about the uncertainty of his future?
Chris posted this acoustic tribute calling it, and all of Prince's music, "the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created." then he went on to say:
"I performed his song 'Nothing Compares 2 U' for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know."
"Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting. We will miss you Prince!!!"
And might I add, we miss YOU Chris.
Chris Cornell sat down for an in-depth interview and acoustic performance in the SiriusXM Studios for an Artist Confidential where he performed a cover of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U. Check Out Chris Cornell's latest single "Nearly Forgot My Broken Heart": https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhJ9IwYc5NU Lithium is the destination for grunge rock and '90s alternative.