|It is with a heavy heart that I write this. I'd like to relay a story that not many have heard about Chris Cornell.
Posted: 5/19/2017 8:26:39 PM
He sang on A Very Special Christmas album #3, with Eleven. Eleven was composed of Natasha Shneider and her husband. She reworked the Schubert classic, and quite frankly, I consider it to be the best ever done. It's a holiday classic, and many have covered it. Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Michael Buble...........the list goes on. I was punching some holiday tunes in at a local bar before Xmas and saw his name attached to it and played it. Go to YouTube and find it. It's haunting, classic, and really shows what a great near four octave range is all about.
Just a great recording that I will listen to more often than any other Xmas tune when the season is going on.
The extra part of the story that reveals the person, not the rock star, is that, sadly, Ms. Shneider came down with breast cancer. Cancer treatment is not easy, nor is it cheap. Cornell arranged with the record company that all the money he made from the record be given to Natasha, for her losing battle. I don't know how much money the share was, but how many people want to get on a record, and then give the record money to someone else? Not many, that I've heard of...............
The even heavier part is that there is a chance that he killed himself. Wife says he was in recovery, Medical Examiner said he hung himself. I don't know how you hang yourself with a wife and two children............but, many believe God will forgive him. Because I sure won't.
Again, I'm sorry to have to type these words. Two sides to every coin, I guess...............................it's just sad.............