Jim Carrey Received Gift From Chris Cornell

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It was seven years back after Chris Cornell passed away, actor Jim Carrey took to Twitter to pay tribute to the late Soundgarden frontman. The popular actor went on to share that Cornell and the rest of the band gifted him a signed guitar. In May 1996, Carrey and Soundgarden also shared the stage on Saturday Night Live as the host and musical guest, respectively. Following the show, the band presented him with the guitar – the same guitar that Cornell played that night on SNL.

Soundgarden tribute with Jim Carrey

Jim Carrey certainly took a trip down memory lane and cherished the autographed guitar from the late Chris Cornell and his Soundgarden bandmates. The band and the actor were featured in one of the episodes of “Saturday Night Live” and the band perform two tracks off their Down on the Upside album – “Burden in My Hand” and “Pretty Noose”.

After Cornell’s death, Carrey tweeted a photo of the guitar and captioned it: “This is the guitar that Chris Cornell and Soundgarden gave to me the night we did ‘SNL’ together. A very special man.”

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Cornell tragically passed away at the age of 52 by suicide in 2017. It happened just hours after, Cornell had played a full, 20-song Soundgarden gig at the Fox Theatre venue.

Chris Cornell in Soundgarden

Chris Cornell was best known for being the frontman of the Seattle grunge band Soundgarden from 1984 to 1997 and again from 2010 until his passing away. It has been noted that the band’s most successful album, 1994’s ‘Superunknown’, had charted at Number One in the US and sold nine million copies worldwide. Cornell later went on to lead Audioslave, who released three albums between 2002 and 2006. He also released four solo albums, the most recent of which, ‘Higher Truth’, came out in 2015.

Speaking about Chris Cornell, the official Instagram account of Pearl Jam posted a picture of drummer Matt cameron wearing a Chris Cornell shirt during Pearl Jam’s show in Las Vegas as he honored his late friend and Soundgarden bandmate on the anniversary of his death. Cameron paid the tribute as Pearl Jam brought ‘Dark Matter’ tour to the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.