The Pretty Reckless, which spent the past month on the road opening for Soundgarden, has issued some official statements about his death last week in Detroit, which was also their last show booked on the tour.
The group posted on its Twitter account that, "Our deepest sympathies to family and new friends we just had the privilege to join for an all-too-brief moment. Our hearts are with you."
Singer Taylor Momsen wrote on Instagram that her "heart is broken" and that she's "Still in a state of shock. I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends."
My heart is broken. Still in a state of shock. I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends.
30k Likes, 584 Comments - Taylor Momsen (@taylormomsen) on Instagram: "My heart is broken. Still in a state of shock. I have no words right now except my heart pours..."
The Pretty Reckless paid tribute to Cornell with an emotional acoustic performance of Audioslave's "Like A Stone" on Saturday (May 20) during their set at 93.3 WMMR’s MMR*B*Q Music Festival in Camden, N.J.
Like a Stone (Audioslave Cover Dedicated to Chris Cornell), The Pretty Reckless, BBT Pavilion, Camden, New Jersey; May 20th, 2017; WMMR Barbq, (Philadelphia Area), The Pretty Reckless was the support act for Soundgarden on their Spring Tour before Wednesday's Tragedy
The group has canceled all media interviews since last Wednesday's (May 17) tragedy.
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