Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell has paid tribute to Prince by releasing an acoustic cover
As the rock world mourns the loss of music icon Prince, who sadly passed away on April 21, tributes continue to pour in. One of the most notable ones to emerge is by Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, who has released an acoustic cover of Nothing Compares 2 U – the Prince-penned song made famous by Sinéad O’Connor.
In a statement accompanying the song, Chris says: “Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world.”
You can check out Chris Cornell’s cover of Nothing Compares 2 U and his full statement below, and don’t forget to leave us your comments!
You can read the full statement from Chris Cornell’s official website below:
Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world.
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!!!
– Chris Cornell
Chris Cornell is on tour in April/May on the following dates. Head over to the Kerrang! Ticket Store to make sure you’re there!
April 24 – Belfast Ulster Hall
April 25 – Dublin Olympia Theatre
April 27 – Manchester Bridgewater Hall
April 29 – Glasgow Royal Concert Hall
April 30 – Bristol Colston Hall
May 2 – Birmingham Symphony Hall
May 3 – London Royal Albert Hall
Also, don’t forget you can read our interview with Chris Cornell from 2015 about the inspiration behind his latest solo album Higher Truth here!