Watch Chris Cornell’s Daughter Sing Temple of the Dog’s ‘Hunger Strike’ for Coronavirus Relief
“This is for you daddy and all your fans who have helped lift us up and who continue to keep the music alive.”
Chris Cornell’s daughter, Toni Cornell, absolutely nailed an acoustic cover of “Hunger Strike” by Temple of the Dog during LiveXLive’s Music Lives 48-hour digital festival benefitting coronavirus relief.
The 15-year-old singer filmed the video at her late father’s home studio. Toni said the song was one of her favorites from grunge supergroup Temple of the Dog, whose stacked lineup included members of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam. Chris Cornell wrote 1991’s classic “Hunger Strike” and shared vocal duties with Eddie Vedder on the song, which was Temple of the Dog’s first single and biggest hit.
“Sitting in my dad’s home studio during this crazy time makes me miss him even more. Music is the greatest healer and the most powerful way to bring people together especially during tragedy,” Toni captioned the video.
As Rolling Stone notes, the LiveXLive online event helped raise funds for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. Toni wrote that the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation for at-risk youth is donating $50,000 to the cause.
“If my dad were here, I know he would have been the first to donate his time and effort. This is for you daddy and all your fans who have helped lift us up and who continue to keep the music alive. I love you daddy.”
The LivexLive Music Lives festival featured over 35 artists across multiple genres, including Nas, Anita, Nik West, Rafa Pabon, Snbrn, Stefan Benz, Swae Lee, Tabi, The Funk Hunters, Trippie Redd, Two Feet, and 10K.Caash, Billboard reports.
Visit LivexLive’s website to listen to a recap.