Legendary Soundgarden, Audioslave, Temple of the Dog, and solo artist Chris Cornell would have turned 56 today. His estate has released his previously unreleased cover of Guns N Roses’ “Patience”. Cornell had covered the song live in the past, but the recording was produced by Brendan O’Brien and was reportedly completed only a few months before Chris died in 2017. The track comes with an official video as well.
“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art,” reads a statement on Cornell’s Facebook page.
“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.”
“Patience” originally appeared on Guns N Roses’ second official release, 1988’s GN’R Lies.