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13 December 2020

Chris Cornell’s Family Release Posthumous Covers Album

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The family of the late Soundgarden front man, Chris Cornell, have announced the surprise release of No One Sings Like You Anymore, a covers album that Cornell recorded in 2016.

Chris Cornell, who died in 2017 aged 52, was famous for being the lead singer of the American grunge band Soundgarden, who formed in 1984 in Seattle, Washington, coming up alongside contemporaries Pearl Jam, Nirvana and Alice In Chains. Cornell also released four solo studio albums: Euphoria Morning (1999); Carry On (2007); Scream (2009) and Higher Truth (2015). The posthumous compilation, Chris Cornell was released in 2018 and featured a mix of Cornell’s solo work, as well as songs from his bands Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple Of The Dog.

On No One Sings Like You Anymore, Chris Cornell covers songs including Prince‘s Nothing Compares 2 U; John Lennon’s Watching The Wheels; ELO’s Showdown, and Guns N’ Roses’ Patience, which Cornell was inspired to record in March 2016, after helping his daughter learn the song, and after hearing the news that Guns N’ Roses were reuniting. It was released on 20th July 2020, in celebration of what would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday.

The official video for Patience can be viewed below.

Speaking about the album, Cornell’s wife Vicky said: “This album is so special because it is a complete work of art that Chris created from start to finish… He couldn’t wait to release it.

“This moment is bittersweet because he should be here doing it himself, but it is with both heartache and joy that we share this special album.

“All of us could use his voice to help heal and lift us this year, especially during the holiday season.

“I am so proud of him and this stunning record, which to me illustrates why he will always be beloved, honoured, and one the greatest voices of our time.”

The record is available to stream already, while a physical release will be available in March 2021.

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