Toni Cornell Covered ‘Hunger Strike’ in Honor of Her Father, Chris Cornell, in His Home Studio

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“I love you Daddy, and I hope I do this some justice,” says Toni Cornell, the 15-year-old daughter of late Soundgarden/Audioslave/Temple of the Dog singer Chris Cornell before performing a tender solo rendition of “Hunger Strike” in a video posted to Instagram recently.

Sitting in her father’s home studio, Toni chose to perform the song — a standout track on the lone Temple of the Dog studio album, released in 1991 — in tribute to her iconic grunge vocalist, who passed away in 2017.

Toni Cornell introduces her cover with the following words, as well as an announcement that the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation donated $50,000 to MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund:

Sitting in my dad’s home studio during this crazy time makes me miss him even more. Music is the greatest healer and the most powerful way to bring people together especially during tragedy.

If my dad were here, I know he would have been the first to donate his time and effort.

Thank you for including me, I am honored to be part of this and to help spread love through music.

If you’re so inclined, click here for more information on MusiCares’ COVID-19 Relief Fund, and how you can make a contribution of your own.

Before Chris Cornell’s death in May 2017, he had produced an original song belonging to Toni Cornell — and she premiered “Far Away Places” back in September:

The talent of Toni Cornell was evident back in 2017, as well. In early August of that year, Toni and OneRepublic performed a rendition of Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah” in honor of her father and Linkin Park vocalist Chester Bennington, who had passed away from suicide just a few weeks before (on Cornell’s birthday, no less). It was a touching moment:

And then in 2018, Toni Cornell premiered a cover of “Nothing Compares 2 U” for her father, released on Father’s Day.

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