Soundgarden Member Consoles Chris Cornell’s Son At Grave In Beautiful Photo


Chris Cornell’s widow Vicky has shared a beautiful photo of Soundgarden drummer Matt Cameron with Chris Cornell Jr. at his father’s grave on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.

She wrote on Instagram, “We love you Matt…. Couldn’t have made it through this year without you let alone this day. #familymatters #loudlove.”

Matt Cameron commented, “Such a great kid, just like his Dad.”

Cameron has stood by the Cornell family since his bandmate’s death last May. He attended the funeral and gave a eulogy, and late last year accompanied Vicky Cornell with Kim Thayil as Chris Cornell was posthumously honored with The Promise Award at Human Rights Watch’s gala in Los Angeles.

See the new photo below.

We love you Matt…. Couldn’t have made it through this year without you let alone this day. #familymatters #loudlove Repost @themattcameron (@get_repost) ・・・ Can't believe it's already been one year since I lost my musical soulmate and special friend Chris Cornell. Chris always led by example-his work ethic, his sense of humor, his love of animals, his love of the Cascades, his love of family. Bands are nearly impossible to get right, but Soundgarden felt incredibly fierce and so right for me on day one, mid February 1986. I auditioned for Soundgarden in Chris' living room, sat behind his rusty Tama kit and counted in Ocean Fronts, my all time favorite SG tune. The tune had kind of a long intro, it sounded great and then all of a sudden Chris starts singing the verse. I was instantly blown away by the impact of his voice and I felt myself settling into the band on my first try. It was all because of that mind blowing voice. When the song was over Chris turned to me with a big smile on his face and said "you played it perfectly, we have a gig at the Central in one week, want to do it?" "Yes, I want to do it," I replied. I will forever praise him for the decades of encouragement he gave me and for the fierce friendship we forged. I love you buddy.

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Blabbermouth reports that before the first of Machine Head’s two shows in London, guitarist Phil Demmel and bassist Jared MacEachern paid tribute to Chris Cornell on the first anniversary of the Soundgarden and Audioslave singer’s death. The duo performed a cover version of the Audioslave song “I Am The Highway”, with Demmel on acoustic guitar and MacEachern on lead vocals. Check out video footage below.