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Chris Cornell Wins Posthumous Grammy For Best Rock Performance


Late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell posthumously won a Grammy for Best Rock Performance for his song "When Bad Does Good."

"When Bad Does Good" was one of numerous previously unreleased songs included in a four-disc posthumous boxset, titled simply Chris Cornell and released last year.

It was the former Audioslave frontman's third Grammy win. In 1994, he won Best Hard Rock Performance for "Black Hole Sun" and Best Metal Performance for "Spoonman,"

Cornell's children, Toni Cornell and Christopher Cornell Jr., received the award for Best Rock Performance on behalf of their father.

"It was very difficult because, obviously, we miss him so much and we saw him work on this so hard -- he was always working on it music [because] it was his passion," Toni told reporters backstage. "It was really sad in a way to feel like he couldn't be there himself to accept it for something that he was so proud of and worked so hard on."

Cornell's widow, Vicky Cornell, was also present at the ceremony.

Cornell struggled with depression for much of his life. He was found dead in his Detroit hotel room in May 2017 after performing at a Soundgarden concert an hour earlier at the Fox Theater. His death was ruled a suicide by hanging.

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