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Chris Cornell wins Grammy Award posthumously for best rock performance

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Music | February 11, 2019 10:11:36 AM IST
Late singer Chris Cornell has won his first posthumous Grammy Award in best rock performance category for his song When Bad Does Good.

His childrenToniandChristopher accepted the award on his behalf. Cornells wife Vicky Cornellalso attended the award ceremony, reported Variety.

Toni honoured her beloved father earlier in the day on the red carpet by wearing a shirt with his portrait printed on it. After Cornells win, she told reporters, It was sad he couldnt be there to accept it for something he was so proud of and worked so hard on.At the same time, were so proud of him. It was bittersweet.

When Bad Does Good features emotional and haunting lyrics in light of thesingers suicidein 2017, which took place while he was touring withSoundgarden.

Cornelldied on May 18, 2017at the age of 52 in what was reported as a suicide by hanging. He was found dead in a hotel room after his band Soundgarden performed a concert at the city's Fox Theatre.

His death was grieved by fans and various high-profile tributes, including a concert in Los Angeles which took place just last month.

Cornell earned a posthumous best rock performance Grammy nomination in 2017 for The Promise but lost to fellow late musician Leonard Cohen, who passed away in 2016.

This win marks his third Grammy win. The singer, who passed away in May 2017, has previously took home two awards for best rock performance (Black Hole Sun) and best metal performance (Spoonman) for his work with Soundgarden in 1995, reported The Hollywood Reporter.

Cornell founded Soundgarden in 1984 with guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto. The band won two Grammy Awards in 1995. Cornell performed soloafter his band broke up two years later. He later joined Audioslave. Soundgarden reunited in 2012.

The late singer had struggled with substance abuse during his adult life and admitted in 2009 that he had been in rehab for an addiction to OxyContin. (ANI)

 
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