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:


Heart’s Ann Wilson To Pay Tribute To Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, Etc. On New Album

Heart’s Ann Wilson is working on a new tribute album which will honor late musicians such as Chris Cornell, Tom Petty, David Bowie, Leonard Cohen, and more. She said the following about that:

“I am most excited about the recording endeavor we have just begun that has a working title, ‘PDG’ (project dead guys). It’s a project very dear to me — a collection of songs by artists who have departed in the last several years: Leonard Cohen, David Bowie, Tom Petty, and Chris Cornell to name a few. To honor these great artists is my deepest pleasure and Mike Flicker (Original Heart producer; Dreamboat Annie, Magazine, Little Queen, Dog and Butterfly, & Bebe le Strange etc.) is working with me on this new record. It is thrilling work and I can’t wait for you to hear what we are doing!”


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]


Metallica, Avenged Sevenfold, Mastodon, Code Orange, Etc. Nominated for 60th Annual Grammy Awards

The nominees have been revealed for the 60th annual Grammy Awards. The ceremony will take place on January 28 in New York and the list of rock/metal nominees can be found below.

Best Rock Performance:

Leonard Cohen – “You Want It Darker”
Chris Cornell – “The Promise”
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Kaleo – “No Good”
Nothing More – “Go To War”

Best Metal Performance:

August Burns Red – “Invisible Enemy”
Body Count – “Black Hoodie”
Code Orange – “Forever”
Mastodon – “Sultan’s Curse”
Meshuggah – “Clockworks”

Best Rock Song:

Metallica – “Atlas, Rise!”
K.Flay – “Blood In The Cut”
Nothing More – “Go To War”
Foo Fighters – “Run”
Avenged Sevenfold – “The Stage”

Best Rock Album:

Mastodon – “Emperor Of Sand”
Metallica – “Hardwired… To Self-Destruct
Nothing More – “The Stories We Tell Ourselves”
Queens Of The Stone Age – “Villains”
The War On Drugs – “A Deeper Understanding“