Hear Chris Cornell Add His Signature Grunge to an Iconic Prince Song

Within the span of about a year, the world lost two great musicians: Prince and more recently, Chris Cornell. Cornell recently passed away on May 17, 2017, just hours after a performance in Detroit. Many fans are still in mourning for this rock legend, who helped define the grunge era of the 90s as the lead singer for Soundgarden.

Cornell's penchant for songwriting and impressive four-octave vocal range earned him fame as one of the top singers of all time. But despite having massive hits of his own, he did covers, too. In an homage to Prince, he performed Nothing Compares 2 U during an intimate session in the SiriusXM Studios.

The legendary musician lends his baritone voice to the Prince classic and strums his acoustic guitar during the song. The small studio also features another guitar player as well as a cellist. Together, they add a harder, predictably grungier edge to the song—but it’s a beautiful interpretation of Prince's style. Watch Cornell masterfully perform Nothing Compares 2 U in the video below.

Chris Cornell covers Prince's classic Nothing Compares 2 U and adds a new dimension to the song.

h/t: [Twisted Sifter]

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Sara Barnes

Sara Barnes is a Staff Editor at My Modern Met, Manager of My Modern Met Store, and co-host of the My Modern Met Top Artist Podcast. As an illustrator and writer living in Seattle, she chronicles illustration, embroidery, and beyond through her blog Brown Paper Bag and Instagram @brwnpaperbag. She wrote a book about embroidery artist Sarah K. Benning titled 'Embroidered Life' that was published by Chronicle Books in 2019. Sara is a graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. She earned her BFA in Illustration in 2008 and MFA in Illustration Practice in 2013.
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