Chris Cornell Was Planing To Cover Adele’s ‘Tiny Desk,’ His Wife Vicky Shares
Late Soundgarden singer Chris Cornell‘s wife Vicky recently spoke to SiriusXM and revealed that covering Adele‘s Tiny Desk performance was the latest plan of the musician before he passed away.
Chris Cornell was mainly known as the frontman of Soundgarden and Audioslave, but he also pursued a successful solo career and contributed to other artists and soundtracks. One of the key figures of the 1990s grunge scene, Cornell was one of the best-selling musicians of all time with a vast music catalog.
Cornell collaborated with many important names in the scene throughout his music career. He worked with Layne Staley, Jerry Cantrell, and Mark Arm on Alice In Chains’ ‘Right Turn,’ got together with Heart’s Ann and Nancy Wilson to cover the Rolling Stones’ ‘Wild Horses,’ and contributed vocals on Alice Cooper’s ‘Stolen Prayer’ and ‘Unholy War.’
Sadly, Cornell struggled with depression and multiple addictions throughout his life. On May 18, 2017, he was found dead in his hotel room after a Soundgarden show, and his death was ruled a suicide by hanging. Recently, the late rocker’s family celebrated the musician’s 58th birthday on July 25 by honoring him in an interview with SiriusXM’s Lithium.
In the interview, Cornell’s wife Vicky and daughter Toni shared stories and revealed songs that the musician admired. Vicky argued Cornell was a huge Adele fan and loved her Tiny Desk performance. According to his wife, the Soundgarden singer’s following plans were entering the studio and covering the entire Tiny Desk setlist before he untimely passed away.
During the conversation, Vicky said the following:
“He was a huge Adele fan, and he just admired her and thought she was just one of, I think we can all agree, the greatest. He was completely in awe of her Tiny Desk performance, the entire thing. The next thing he was scheduled to go into the studio to do was to cover the entire Tiny Desk. That’s what he was planning on going in to do next. So, it’s kind of bittersweet, you know.”
You can listen to the interview below.