Chris Cornell Co-writes Heartfelt Song With Fan
(MusicRadar) Chris Cornell recently co-wrote a song with a fan. Called I Promise It's Not Goodbye, the story behind the track is quite extraordinary. Texan fan Rory de la Rosa lost his six-year-old daughter Ainslee to cancer last year. Shortly afterwards, he himself was diagnosed with the same illness. Rather than losing himself to despair, however, de la Rosa reached out to Cornell to tell him how much his music impacted his life and of the bond it helped create for him and his daughter.
Through a caregiver at de la Rosa's hospice, the two succeeded in contacting Cornell via the internet. "It was a pleasure to put it to music and an honor that he ask if I would ever consider it" Chris Cornell on the poem "I Promise It's Not Goodbye," written by Rory de la Rosa
"I have had a friendship with him by telephone and e-mail for a while now," says Cornell. "I was made aware of his story and that he wanted to talk to me because my music had been important to him and his family through what I think of as an unimaginably hard time. - more on this story
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