Via RollingStone.com. Soundgarden won Grammy Awards for “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun” back in the 90’s. Tonight, late frontman Chris Cornell won his third Grammy Award for the previously unreleased track, “When Bad Does Good”, winning Best Rock Performance.
Rock is virtually ignored in The Grammys broadcast, so this award was given out earlier. The song comes from Chris Cornell, a four-disc retrospective box set released last year featuring 11 unreleased tracks. “When Bad Does Good” was particular haunting, with Cornell singing, “Standing beside an open grave/ Your faith decided/ Your life erased.”
Previously, Vicky Cornell told Rolling Stone about carrying on his vision. “Since Chris’ sudden passing I have put all my efforts and energy into sharing his music and legacy with his fans from all over the world,” she said in a statement last year. “I felt we needed to create a special collection to represent all of him – the friend, husband and father, the risk taker and innovator, the poet and artist. His soaring vocals found their way into the hearts and souls of so many. His voice was his vision and his words were his peace. This album is for his fans.”
Chris Cornell’s kids Toni and Christopher accepted the award on his behalf with some heartfelt words.