Machine Head’s Phil Demmel & Jared MacEachern Pay Tribute To Chris Cornell With A Cover Of Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway”

Before a show Machine Head played in London, Phil Demmel and Jared MacEachern paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing a cover of Audioslave’s “I Am The Highway” on the first anniversary of his death (May 18). You can see footage of that below:

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Alice In Chains Cover Soundgarden Songs On The First Anniversary Of Chris Cornell’s Death

Yesterday (May 18), was the first anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death, and during Alice In Chains’ set at Rock On The Range the band paid tribute to the late singer with live covers of Soundgarden‘s “Hunted Down” and “Boot Camp.“ You can see some fan-filmed footage of that below:

Soundgarden Drummer Matt Cameron Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell On The First Anniversary Of His Death

Matt Cameron (Soundgarden, Pearl Jam) has shared a new tribute for the late Chris Cornell. You can read what he had to say in the below Instagram post. The singer passed away one year ago today (May 18).

Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell. Chris always led by example-his work ethic, his sense of humor, his love of animals, his love of the Cascades, his love of family. Bands are nearly impossible to get right, but Soundgarden felt incredibly fierce and so right for me on day one, mid February 1986. I auditioned for Soundgarden in Chris' living room, sat behind his rusty Tama kit and counted in Ocean Fronts, my all time favorite SG tune. The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse. I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling into the band on my first try. It was all because of that mind blowing voice. When the song was over Chris turned to me with a big smile on his face and said "you played it perfectly, we have a gig at the Central in one week, want to do it?" "Yes, I want to do it," I replied. I will forever praise him for the decades of encouragement he gave me and for the fierce friendship we forged. I love you buddy.

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Vicky Cornell Says Her Family Is “Still Looking For Answers” On Chris Cornell’s Death After “Botched Investigation”

Chris Cornell’s (Soundgarden) widow Vicky Cornell has further opened up about her disapproval with the investigation surrounding her husband’s death. She told The Detroit News that it was “botched” and that the medical examiner’s ruling that “drugs did not contribute to the cause of death” has resulted in “all sorts of false accusations and [has] subjected [her] to constant online attacks.” She added: “This has left me and my family still looking for answers, but at the same time, set off this whirlwind of conspiracies. Some of the people are just fans looking for answers, but some of them are conspiracy theorists who have said the most vile things to my children and me.” She also said that when the medical examiner said that drugs didn’t play a part in Chris’ death it was a “poor choice of phrasing” that “has misled the public to believing he was of sound mind and body.” Vicky continued: “Some conspiracy people think if Chris wasn’t impaired, he would never have killed himself, and so he must have been killed — and then they start getting into the rest of the holes.” She went on to say the conspiracy theories, which also included some that claimed she wanted to have her husband killed, and hateful comments have had a negative effect on her family: “We’re human beings. This is real life. We’re not characters in some film. I lost my husband. My children lost their father. We’re in a lot of pain, and we have to deal with these people coming after us. If the autopsy report was thorough, I believe some of this could have been avoided.” Chris passed away on May 18, 2017, and a public vigil will be held for him on the one year anniversary of his death.

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Chris Cornell’s Widow Vicky Cornell Launches “Addiction Resource Center For Chris”

Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky Cornell has anounced the launch of Addiction Resource Center (ARC) for Chris, an online resource for people and families struggling with addiction. In addition to that, she has also announced the Addiction Resource Line (ARL) [1-833-301-HELP], a hotline for people that need to talk with healthcare professionals and peer recovery support advocates. 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,” Vicky said in a press release. “While I can’t bring my husband back, I can help the millions of other families struggling with addition and I hope we can prevent this horrific experience from happening to others.”

“These resources are designed to connect people to the help they need — help that is often way too difficult to find — in the hope that other families are spared the loss that my family is experiencing. There is no better way to honor to Chris than by saving lives.”

Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell & Heart’s Ann Wilson Pay Tribute To Chris Cornell With A Cover Of Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun”

During the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony in Cleveland, OH last night (April 14), Alice In Chains‘ Jerry Cantrell and Heart‘s Ann Wilson paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a cover of Soundgarden‘s “Black Hole Sun.” You can see footage of that below: