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CHRIS CORNELL'S GNR COVER RELEASED

In honor of what would have been the rock legend's 56th birthday, the Estate of Chris Cornell has released his cover of Guns N' Roses' "Patience." Cornell recorded his rendition of the ballad in 2016 with Brendan O'Brien at Henson Studios.

The inspiration for choosing this song was a request from his daughter, Toni, who was going through a GNR phase at the time and asked her father to play it for her so she could sing along. The video consists of home photos that Cornell's children Toni and Christopher gathered, assembled by director Josh Graham

Vicky Cornell issued a statement with the new release:

One of Chris' engineers recently reminded me of Chris' recordings from sessions in 2016. "Patience" was one of them. Listening to it again after so many years was hauntingly beautiful; it brought it all back in a rush of bittersweet memories. 

His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken... and, through his art, an artist's soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us—his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy. 

A special thank you to Axl, Slash and Duff for continuing to honor Chris in their live shows. And to all of Chris' fans, thank you for holding him in your hearts and always sharing your love for Chris with us. I want to thank our children too; for you are a reflection of your father, both his strength and his kindness. 

The memory of your smile still makes my heart, broken as it is, beat as fast as the first time we met. We love you, Chris. Happy Birthday. 

-Vicky Cornell

Check out the video below.

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