A young, beautiful, and talented American singer, Taylor Momsen was heartbroken after the death of lead vocalist of the bands Soundgarden and Audioslave, Chris Cornell, at the age of 52.
The 23-year-old, Momsen dedicated Audioslave’s “Like A Stone” in honor of Cornell deaths.The Pretty Reckless opened for Soundgarden during the band’s final shows this past week prior to frontman Chris Cornell.
Chris Cornell dies at 52
On hearing the death news of musician Cornell, Momsen tweeted,” My heart is broken.Still in a state of shock.I have no words right now except my heart pours out to his beautiful family and friends.”
Momsen is a big fan of both Cornell and Soundgarden: before the tour was even announced, she said that Soundgarden would be the band for which she’d most want to open.
Taylor Momsen in Tears while paying tribute to Cornell
In an interview with Alternative Nation reporter Lauryn Schaffner, Momsen shared her feelings on opening for Soundgarden. She said:
“Well we’ve only played with them once before and it was in Quebec City.They were amazing and I love Matt Chamberlain who was playing with them at the time, but I’m very excited to see them with Matt Cameron tonight.It’ll be my personal first time seeing Matt Cameron play, and he’s one of my favorite drummers.”
Momsen continued saying,” Soundgarden is one of the bands that brought us as a group together, we all bonded over the Beatles and Soundgarden.So when we got the call that we are gonna open for them, I didn’t know what to say.I have no words- were extraordinarily excited and I hope we don’t disappoint their fans.”
The frontman vocalist Chris Cornell was 52 years old when he was found dead.On Thursday afternoon, a Michigan medical examiner confirmed that the rocker died of suicide by hanging.
Video: Taylor Momsen The Pretty Reckless Chris Cornell Tribute
‘A sad loss of great talent to the world’, Chris Cornell was the fabric of Seattle. Though Cornell is no more with us, his enormous contribution to the music industry will always remain in everyone’s heart.