Heart vocalist Ann Wilson paid tribute to the late Chris Cornell with a seething front of the Soundgarden frontman’s mark track, 1994’s “Black Hole Sun,” amid Thursday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live!
Wilson is the rare rock singer capable equipped for exploring the tune’s wide range and sincere conveyance. Upheld by Kimmel’s home band, the Cletones, she used her mark grate and substantial vibrato all through, ad libbing amazing keeps running amid the last extend. “No one sings like you anymore,” she sang on the notorious ensemble, with the line going up against additional reverberation in this setting.
Cornell passed on from suicide early Thursday morning at age 52. After the sad news, Wilson and sister/Heart bandmate Nancy Wilson both issued statements honoring their late friend.
“It’s important now to keep thoughts of Chris positive,” Ann wrote. “He is on his way. We loved him well, now wish him well on his journey. He was and is a beautiful soul.” Nancy added: “No one is ever prepared to hear about a death in the family. And today Chris Cornell my brother from my Seattle music family is gone. I thought his voice would forever grace the world of music. Devastating.”
Vicky Cornell, the Soundgarden singer’s widow, issued an announcement Friday recalling her significant other and hypothesizing that his suicide may have been brought about by taking much anxiety medication.