Chris Cornell’s Cover of GNR’s 'Patience' Released For His 56th Birthday

We lost the legendary Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman in 2017, but today would have been his 56th birthday. According to Consequence of Sound, his family is marking the occasion by sharing this previously unreleased cover of Guns N' Roses' "Patience".

The family posted the following statement on Facebook:

His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art. It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken… and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us — his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.

Cornell took his own life on May 18, 2017. If you are struggling yourself, or think someone you know might be, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals. You can get in touch at the link above, or call 1-800-273-8255.

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