This past weekend saw over 50 beloved artist’s join forces on ‘Music Lives’ — a live-streamed fundraiser that aimed to raise funds for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund, an initiative set to provide financial support for those in the music industry that have had their livelihoods decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
The event saw appearances by Nas, J Balvin, Trippie Redd, Swae Lee and many more. It also saw a heart-rending performance by late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell’s 15-year-old daughter, Toni Cornell.
Toni performed an acoustic cover of Temple of the Dog classic, ‘Hunger Strike’. Her performance was introduced by MTV veejay Matt Pinfield, who declared that Toni’s father was “one of the greatest rock singers of all time.”
“I’m sitting in my dad’s studio during this crazy time and I’m going to sing one of my favorite songs for you,” Toni prefaced the performance with. “I love you daddy and I hope I do this some justice.”
Check it out below.
Watch Chris’s 15 year old daughter, Toni Cornell‘s cover of #HungerStrike from her dad’s home studio for @livexlive with @mattpinfield. All proceeds going to @MusiCares. #covid19relieffund pic.twitter.com/UIVA6RPda9
— Chris Cornell (@chriscornell) April 19, 2020
Last year saw Toni release her debut single, ‘Far Away Places’ — the track was produced by Chris Cornell prior to his passing in 2017. The single followed the release of a duet between her and Chris covering Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’.
The coronavirus crisis has seen heartwarming solidarity within the music realm. Earlier this week, the Lady Gaga curated spectacle One World: Together at Home raised $127 million for coronavirus relief.
Earlier today it was announced that a bunch of the biggest names in music are set to collaborate on a hopeful rendition of Foo Fighters anthem ‘Times Like These’. Amongst the ranks are Dua Lipa, Coldplay’s Chris Martin, 5 Seconds of Summer, Biffy Clyro, Sam Fender, Ellie Goulding, Royal Blood, Sigrid and more.