.

Chris Cornell's Daughter Tributes Father And Chester Bennington

08-07-2017
.
Chris Cornell

(Radio.com) Linkin Park were scheduled to play Good Morning America last week as part of the show's summer concert series. The tragic death of vocalist Chester Bennington made that impossible. So instead, Toni Cornell, the daughter of the late Soundgarden vocalist Chris Cornell joined One Republic's Ryan Tedder onstage to sing the Leonard Cohen classic "Hallelujah" in tribute to Toni's father and Bennington. Both performers took their lives earlier this year.

"It's an honor to perform this for my dad and Chester and to sing for them," Toni told the crowd. "Chester sang this at Chris' funeral, and this is arguably one of the greatest songs written in the last 50 years," Tedder added.

The performance was touching and heartbreaking and Toni's clear and poignant vocals revealed more than a bit of her dad's DNA. Members of the crowd became teary as photos of Chris Cornell and Bennington flashed on a screen. Adding to the emotion was the Soundgarden shirt Toni was wearing, which served as a constant reminder of the loss she and the rock world suffered when her father died. Watch a clip of the performance here.

Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission.

Chris Cornell Music, DVDs, Books and more

Chris Cornell T-shirts and Posters

More Chris Cornell News

Share this article

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Google+ Pin it Share on Reddit email this article


Related Stories


Chris Cornell Seattle Tribute Statue Ceremony Pushed Back

Pearl Jam Play Tribute To Chris Cornell During Seattle Show

Chris Cornell To Be Honored With Hometown Statue

Heart's Ann Wilson Streams Chris Cornell Tribute Song

Chris Cornell's Daughter Officially Releases Duet To Benefit Charity

Chris Cornell's Daughter Shares Duet Of Prince Cover For Father's Day tribute

Chris Cornell's Death Inspired Five Finger Death Punch Singer

Megadeth Surprise, Alice In Chains Tribute Chris Cornell, Elton John Rocks Royal Wedding, Greta Van Fleet Wrapping Up Debut Album, Chickenfoot Reunite and more

Soundgarden Star Pays Tribute To Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell's Widow Calls Out Botched Investigation Over His Death


advertisement




Day In Rock Reports


Follow Us: Facebook Twitter Feeds

Contact Us - Privacy - antiMusic Email - Why we are antiMusic

Copyright© 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.

Please click here for legal restrictions and terms of use applicable to this site. Use of this site signifies your agreement to the terms of use.