Cherie Currie and Brie Darling Cover ‘Black Hole Sun’ for the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation and Blue Elan Records’ Chris Cornell Tribute Collection

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“Black Hole Sun” is more than a classic alt/grunge anthem from the 1990s — it’s an eternal reminder of the powerful musical presence of Soundgarden‘s Chris Cornell, one of the most dynamic vocalists of all time. Cherie Currie of the Runaways and Brie Darling clearly hold the song in reverence, and the pair premiered a moving cover of the track on Wednesday.

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His artistry shown in everything he touched. He loved people more than he loved himself. There will never be another Chris Cornell,” said Currie in preview of the cover, which you can hear below:

Said Brie Darling:

“Immediately, I knew the song I would like us to do, my favorite … Black Hole Sun! I felt Cherie’s and my voices would work well on his beautiful and haunting melody. I love her and my different sounds and styles that work so well together. What a gift and inspiration, Chris’ talent was truly special.”

The cover is the third from Blue Elan Records’ upcoming We Are the Highway project, a “charitable collection” of Cornell covers benefiting the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which aims to help children who are facing homelessness, poverty, abuse, and neglect worldwide.

The Cherie Currie + Brie Darling cover joins the two others that have premiered thus far from the project. Here’s Janiva Magness’ rendition of “Safe and Sound,” from Cornell’s 2007 solo album Carry On:

And here’s Roan Yellowthorn with “Can’t Change Me,” from Cornell’s 1999 solo record Euphoria Morning:

More on the We Are the Highway project, per a news release:

The collection will feature five cover versions of songs written and performed by Chris Cornell, in an effort to uphold Cornell’s legacy and keep the promise as a way to make positive change through music, made to him by Blue Élan co-Founder, and personal friend, Kirk Pasich.

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