Chris Cornell would have turned 56-years-old on 20th July 2020. To mark this special day, his estate, the Chris Cornell Estate released the non-released cover of Guns N’ Roses 1989 ballad ‘Patience’.
The lyrics, sung in Cornell’s amazing voice, go like, “And the streets don’t change but maybe the names/I ain’t got time for the game ’cause I need you/Yeah I need you.” He played an acoustic guitar for the cover.
The cover was released on Chris Cornell’s Facebook page. A note accompanied the cover, which read, “His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories, and art. 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.”
Guns N’ Roses originally recorded the song for their 1998 release, G N’ R Lies.
Listen to the cover yourself:
Chris Cornell passed away on 18th May 2017. His bodyguard found his unconscious body in his hotel room’s bathroom in Michigan. Cornell had performed at the Fox Theatre on 17th May. He was pronounced dead at 1:30 am. He was 52-years-old. The cause of death was ruled as suicide by hanging.