Chris Cornell making a cameo in Singles
Chris’ silver-screen moment arrived in Cameron Crowe’s 1992 Generation-X touchstone, Singles. The film’s multi-platinum soundtrack album is a who’s who of the ’90s Seattle scene, featuring selections from Cornell, Soundgarden, Alice In Chains, Mudhoney, and Pearl Jam’s precursor band, Mother Love Bone.
Chris Cornell creating “The Keeper”
Cornell expanded his movie score résumé in 2011 with an original song for the Machine Gun Preacher soundtrack, an acoustic ballad called “The Keeper.” Another benchmark musical guest appearance on David Letterman’s Late Show rolled out the matured songsmith’s cinematic contribution in fine form.
Chris Cornell duetting with his daughter
During a 2015 concert at NYC’s Beacon Theatre, Chris Cornell invited his daughter Toni onstage for a sing-along of Bob Marley’s “Redemption Song.” Chris opened the tender family moment by noting the regional contrast between himself and his kin: “I’m from Seattle, but she’s a New York City girl.”
Chris Cornell being honored by MTV
At the height of grunge’s reign, Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” won Best Metal/Hard Rock Video at the 1994 MTV Video Music Awards, where Cornell and Soundgarden guitarist Kim Thayil accepted their Moonman statue in good humor. The pair also presented R.E.M. with the Breakthrough Video award.
Chris Cornell predicting his fame
Early on, a young Chris Cornell stood alongside a sour-faced Eddie Vedder and foretold his role in the ’90s alt-rock explosion: “I was pretty much a heavy metal kid when I was young, when I was little, you know? It doesn’t surprise me that I what I do personally is gonna be embraced by people now.”
Cornell, you will truly be missed.