Chris Cornell, frontman of the just reunited rock band Soundgarden and Audioslave, pays tribute to the late Whitney Houston by singing her hit song, I Will Always Love You on his solo concert. Whitney as you might have known, died last February 11, shocking the whole world of her sudden death.
The acoustic rendition reminds me of his version of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean wherein he displayed a fresh take of the hit pop song and made it edgier and darker that suited well for a rock genre.
On singing this song, I think many purists will not like what he did and they may call him a sell-out, but heck, he just made another great version which I’m pretty sure aspiring singers from the rock genre will use it as their piece on talent searches. It only shows how diverse and creative he is and still on top of his career, just listen to his splendid, powerful voice. Whew, seeing this vid gets me goosebumps.. Amazing performance!
To Whitney, may you rest in peace.
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