Chris Cornell’s Daughter Lily Explains The Lesson She Learned From Eddie Vedder

During her recent interview with Ultimate Guitar, Soundgarden’s late lead vocalist Chris Cornell’s daughter Lily Cornell Silver talked about mental health awareness and her decision about pursuing a professional career. She also revealed Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder’s advice to her about the music industry.

Lily Cornell Silver has a very high awareness of mental health despite her young age. The main reason behind this awareness was an early loss of a beloved family member because of depression. The iconic musician, Chris Cornell committed suicide by hanging himself while he was fighting severe depression. Unfortunately, he was found dead on May 18, 2017.

As a person who was also struggling with different mental problems, Lilly wanted to draw attention to these by creating a series of interviews including professionals, celebrities, and musicians who have been suffering from mental issues. The series was named ‘Mind Wide Open’ and it was widely appreciated by its audiences. Apart from her project, she is also a pianist and has a very remarkable voice.

In the interview, the interviewer asked Lily whether she wants to pursue a professional musical career or not. Lily stated that the music is at the center of her life but she needs time to perform in public. She also remembered what both Pearl Jam frontman, Eddie Vedder and her father, Chris thought her about the music industry. Apparently, Eddie told her that music was something he did to heal his soul and get him through periods of time. Lily mentioned that her father also instilled in her from a young age that she ‘can’t do something for the desire of fame and success.’

Here’s what Lily Cornell stated:

“Yeah, I mean Eddie Vedder touched on that a little bit in my interview with him, that music was something he did to heal his soul and get him through periods of time. I think he said the idea of having success from it was great, but he would have done it anyway. That’s something that my dad instilled in me from a young age, that you can’t do something for the desire of fame and success.

You have to do something because you love it and if that’s what comes of it, great, but if you’re doing something with the goal of fame and success, you’re never going to be successful. And he was saying that in the context of anything, not just music – whether you want to be a chef or a dog walker or whatever, you have to do it because you love it, and that’s something I think about all the time.”

As she mentioned above, Lily seemed like she was sure that she would do everything in her life with passion and love without being focused on money and fame. This might be the reason behind her success in whatever she chooses to do.