Listen To The Late Chris Cornell’s Take On Johnny Cash’s “You Never Knew My Mind”

Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash will be releasing a new album featuring his late father’s poems backed by music on April 6. That effort, which is titled “Johnny Cash: Forever Words“, will feature a number of guests including the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.). Cornell’s contribution is a track called “You Never Knew My Mind,” which is a combination of two works, “You Never Knew My Mind” & “I Never Knew Your Mind.“ You can check that out below:


Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Cornell Joins Addiction Policy Forum’s Advisory Board, Discusses Singer’s Death On “Good Morning America”

Vicky Cornell, the widow of Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.), has revealed that she is joining the Advisory Board at the Addiction Policy Forum. Other members include: former drug czar general Barry McCaffrey and former members of Congress Alan Mollohan and Frank Guinta.

Vicky commented:

“I’ve learned a lot since losing Chris, including the fact that addiction is a brain disease — a disease that is both preventable and treatable. While I can’t bring my husband back, I can help the millions of other families struggling with addiction and I hope we can prevent this horrific experience from happening to others.”

Addiction Policy Forum president and CEO Jessica Hulsey Nickel added:

“We feel incredibly fortunate that Vicky is joining our Advisory Board. Addiction is a disease that does not discriminate and Vicky has seen first-hand how addiction impacts families.”

As a member Vicky will be supporting the following strategic priorities:

* The Addiction Resource Center is an online portal to help patients with a substance use disorder. This new platform includes reliable, evidence-based information about resources at the local level.

* Research to Find a Cure. The Addiction Science Initiative: Advancing Treatment and Recovery, is a partnership with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and community partners such as Faces and Voices of Recovery. The initiative will raise money to support research and development around treatment and recovery from substance use disorders, including opioid use disorder.

* A national crisis line. The crisis hotline will connect patients and families to available treatment, recovery and prevention services in the community. The service will be administered by social workers experienced in evaluating substance use disorders, and is expected to launch in April.

* Children Impacted by Addiction. Over nine million children in the U.S. are impacted by parental substance use disorder. These children are at an increased risk for depression, suicide, poverty, delinquency, homelessness, and addiction. APF is launching a joint initiative with the National Association for Children of Addiction (NACoA) to ensure evidence-based interventions and support for our most vulnerable children nationwide.

* Medical Education Initiative. The program will further the education of healthcare providers about the identification and treatment of SUDs. Few medical specialties have comprehensive training and tools available for their clinicians to underhand addiction and only eight percent of U.S. medical schools have a separate required course on addiction. This initiative will work with medical specialty areas, such as primary practice, as well as medical schools and other key clinicians to provide the training and tools doctors need.

In other news, Vicky also recently discussed her husband’s tragic death on ABC’s “Good Morning America”:

[via Blabbermouth]

Trailer Released For “Johnny Cash: Forever Words” Featuring Chris Cornell

It was previously revealed that the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) would be featured on the “Johnny Cash Forever Words: The Music“ album that Johnny Cash’s son John Carter Cash put together. That effort features a collection of Johnny Cash’s poems backed by music, including “You Never Knew My Mind,” which Cornell guested on. The effort will be available on April 6, and a new trailer for it can be seen below:

Watch The Late Chris Cornell, His Kids, & Other Celebrities “Promise To Fight For The World’s Most Vulnerable Children” In New PSA

A new PSA has been shared for Chris Cornell’s The Promise Campaign, and it features the late Soundgarden, etc. frontman, as well as his kids, and other celebraties including: Christian Bale, Oscar Isaac, George Clooney, Josh Brolin, Jennifer Lopez, Tom Hanks, Elton John, Snoop Dogg, Serj Tankian, Ozzy Osbourne, Tom Morello and Matt Cameron. The campaign was started in response to the Armenian genocide film “The Promise,” which Cornell wrote and recorded a song for. Proceeds from the track, which is also called “The Promise,” all go towards the cause.

UCLA To Establish Chris Cornell Scholarship

UCLA is establishing a new scholarship in the name of the late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.). This comes as result of a coalition led by his widow Vicky Cornell, who has put together an endowed fund of more than $1 million to help support students at the UCLA School of Law.


Vicky Cornell commented:

“My husband and I agreed that given the opportunity of education, people have the power to change the world. UCLA School of Law is an institution known for its academic excellence and we are proud the Chris Cornell Scholarship will provide funding for future students and future leaders of the world under the leadership of Dean [Jennifer] Mnookin and Chancellor [Gene] Block.”

Chancellor Block added:

“This endowment honors an influential musical artist who cared about human rights and enables others the opportunity to make a positive impact in the world.”

During his life, Chris Cornell was an advocate of human rights and even wrote “The Promise” for the Armenian genocide film of the same name. Proceeds from the movie went toward human rights causes, and even led to the creation of the Promise Institute for Human Rights at UCLA School of Law. The proceeds from the song itself, were also donated to the International Rescue Committee and the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch.

Dean Mnookin said the following:

“Vicky Cornell and all the people paying tribute to Chris Cornell’s tremendous legacy are helping to ensure that the law school will extend and strengthen its commitment to our students and to the pursuit of justice. Through the work of the Promise Institute and the scholarships that this fund will support, Chris Cornell’s influence will be felt at UCLA Law and beyond for generations to come.”

[via Loudwire]

Watch Theatrical Version Of Chris Cornell’s Video For “The Promise”

A new theatrical version of the late Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden, etc.) music video for “The Promise” has been released. You can watch that below. The track was written for the film of the same name, which focuses on the Armenian genocide.

[via Rolling Stone]

System Of A Down’s Serj Tankian To Present The Late Chris Cornell With Inaugural “Promise Award”

The late Chris Cornell (Soundgarden, etc.) will be honored with the inaugural “Promise Award” for his track “The Promise,” which he created for the Armenian Genocide film of the same name. According to a press release, “the award recognizes an outstanding song, television show, or film that advances the values of equity and justice in an original and powerful way.” System Of A Down‘s Serj Tankian, who served as the Executive Music Consultant for the film, and contributed a song to the soundtrack, will be on hand to present the award at the Voices for Justice Human Rights Watch Annual Dinner on November 14.