Seattle Icon Reveals Why Chris Cornell Is Part Of ‘Exodus’ And ‘Soul’ Had To Leave


Heart’s Ann Wilson and Alice In Chains’ Jerry Cantrell covered “Black Hole Sun” at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2018 ceremony in Cleveland on Saturday, and Wilson discussed Cornell’s death during a press conference.

“There has kind of been an exodus lately, with Chris, Tom Petty, and Leonard Cohen, and who else? Just tons of people have decided at this moment to jump. Chris was my friend, and he was at the very heart of the Seattle music scene, and I miss him, but I realize he went as far as he could in this world with his soul. He couldn’t go any farther.”

She also said, “Two nights ago we taped a show out in Chicago, for my solo thing. It’s going to be shown on PBS, AXS, and a few other things. It’s just my performance with some documentary stuff mixed in, kind of introducing people to what I’m doing now.

I have a new album coming out called Immortal, it’s honoring the people that have decided, that have left in the last short little while, Leonard Cohen, Amy Winehouse, Jack Bruce. I have Jeff Beck playing on the record, Warren Haynes, and some really great players. I’m biased, but I think it’s the best record ever.”

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  • Adam

    Why are all the comments closed in the Chris Cornell threads??

    • Kay B

      You must be a rookie.

      • Nicola


    • Olga Stewart

      To protect the widow Cornell.

      • Nicola

        Not too puzzling Olga, after all Brett advertises that he promotes (bands, products etc). It is quite obvious he has heavily promoted VK’s narrative. This is def NOT journalism, esp when comments are removed or closed.

        • Olga Stewart

          Yes, you are right.

          And one person shouldn’t have such influence over a site.

          Especially when they aren’t a contributing part of it

          • Nicola

            Olga, he gets paid based on clicks and whatever VK might or might not be paying, he obvioysly wants to keep her happy, hence the closed comments. She has been feeding him material and photos ever since the day CC died. Seems he wants to keep her happy by hiding the fact that there are so many who are not buying her BS story. Fortunately, he may cut off our comments but he won’t change our opinions.

          • Olga Stewart

            No, he won’t change our opinions.

            Nor will Vicky.

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  • Carrie Walker

    VK, time is up! Show your truth! RIP CHRIS

  • Olga Stewart

    I am looking forward to hearing this new album from Ann.