This morning during our first news break, I played an acoustic version of Chris Cornell covering Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" (which was actually popularized by Sinead O'Connor).  I've had several people message me on social media asking where the recording came from, so I figured I'd share it with you, along with my thoughts about the passing of this true musical icon.

 

Chris represented what music was to me while I was growing up.  While I feel like it's almost cliche to call the amazing rock music that came out of the early to mid-1990s "grunge," it seems to be the most accurate way to describe it.  If you're making a Mount Rushmore of that movement of music, Chris face has to be on it.  I guess if I had to pick the other three, I'd go with Kurt Cobain, Eddie Vedder, and Jerry Cantrell.  His abilities as a singer, songwriter, and frontman have all stood the test of time.  I'm so sorry we lost this musical genius so soon.

 

Grab the tissues and listen to his emotional and passionate cover of Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" from Sirius/XM!