Chris Cornell’s Beautiful Cover Of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’ Is The Ultimate Gut-Punch Today

There’s no other way to put this: Losing Chris Cornell sucks. Already in a restless sleep, I woke up to the news via a text from a friend at 2AM here in California. It felt like someone punching me in gut. Another ’90s rock icon lost to the hell of suicide.

Chris Cornell’s voice was Herculean. The man’s pipes could thunder with the gods, mastering the ultimate rock ‘n roll sound and swagger. Last fall I was lucky enough to see him perform with Temple Of The Dog at Madison Square Garden — It was like three hours of being an acolyte in a rock church. He closed the show with “All Night Thing”, an optimistic serenade about a relationship at a crossroads.

Anyway — On this sad day, the best way to remember Cornell’s timeless legacy on the music world is through his music. Some of his most timeless covers are included in this post — His version of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U” will melt your heartstrings.

Rest in peace, Chris.