For rock-lovers, Chris Cornell’s death in 2017, came as a huge loss for music lover. His legacy, however, continues to live on and the honour at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards proves to be one such. Two years after his death, the rock singer was honoured posthumously at the 61st Annual Grammy Awards for his song "When Bad Does Good".
His family attended the award show in his honor, with his daughter Toni paying tribute to her father by wearing a white t-shirt with his image on it. His wife Vicky Cornell and son Christopher were also in attendance and they all walked the carpet together.
Cornell’s song, When Bad Does Good was up against Arctic Monkeys, Greta Van Fleet, Hailstorm and Fever 333. The track was part of 'Chris Cornell', a four-disc retrospective box set released last year featuring 11 unreleased songs.
When Bad Does Good features haunting lyrics, like his other songs such as Like a Stone.
"I never thought we would be standing here without my dad. I'm sure he would be proud and honoured. He was a rock icon, the Godfather of grunge and a creator of a movement. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for us is for being the greatest father and our hero," Christopher said.
Toni added, "His voice was his vision and his music was his peace thank you to our mom his love, his muse and his saviour who continues to carry out our father's legacy this is for you, daddy."
Cornell's widow Vicky also attended the ceremony.
Soundgarden was founded by Cornell in 1984 with guitarist Kim Thayil, drummer Matt Cameron, and bassist Hiro Yamamoto.