In September, it was announced that a massive self-titled box set was in the works paying tribute to the late Chris Cornell, who passed away in May 2017. Today, that set is out, and it’s just about as reverent a musical tribute to Cornell could possibly be.
A mercurial but endlessly gifted songwriter and vocalist, Cornell dabbled in all corners of the musical landscape. After starting with the grungy Seattle sound of Soundgarden, he would later front Temple of the Dog (a supergroup with members of Pearl Jam, among others), Audioslave (with members of Rage Against the Machine) and forge out on a solo career that saw adventures in pop music (with producer Timbaland) and more straightforward solo record avenues.
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) November 16, 2018
In addition to the album, a music video for the song “When Bad Does Good” — starring Chris and Vicky Cornell’s son, Christopher — was also premiered on Friday.
“For me this video represents my dad and all the art he created throughout his life and what his music meant then and what it means now, not just to me and my family but the city of Seattle and all of his fans,” said Christopher Cornell.
Cornell’s absence in the rock and roll world is still felt today — so much so that some of his friends and peers will honor his legacy with a special tribute show in Los Angeles in January.
Stream the Super Deluxe edition of Chris Cornell below, via Spotify or Apple Music: