ROCK NEWS REPORT 18 JUNE 18

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CHRIS CORNELL'S DAUGHTER RELEASES DUET WITH LATE SINGER FOR FATHER'S DAY

Toni Cornell, the daughter of late Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell, has shared a recording of her and her father covering Prince's "Nothing Compares 2 U" to mark Father's Day (June 17th). Toni posted the song at her father's YouTube page, writing, "Daddy, I love you and miss you so much. You were the best father anyone could ask for. Our relationship was so special, and you were always there for me. You gave me courage when I didn’t have any."

The 13-year-old continued, "You believed in me when I didn’t. I miss your love everyday. Recording this song with you was a special and amazing experience I wish I could repeat 100 times over and I know you would too. Happy Father’s Day daddy, nothing compares to you."

Chris began playing the song in his solo acoustic shows back in September 2015 and shared a studio version of it following Prince's death in April 2016. Chris ultimately performed the song live nearly 100 times before his own death in May 2017.

Toni's mother, Vicky Cornell, retweeted her daughter's tribute and wrote in an accompanying message: "I'm so proud of my baby girl for having the courage to share this. July 19, last year she found it in her daddy's studio files -- they recorded it a few months before he died. You never know what life brings and how we live each day is what’s most important #FathersDay #chriscornell."

Story source: Rolling Stone

FAST FACTS:

  • Last August, Toni Cornell joined the band One Republic onstage during  ABC's Good Morning America to perform the Leonard Cohen song "Hallelujah." The performance was a celebration the lives of Chris Cornell and late Linkin Park frontman Chester Bennington, both of whom took their own lives within months of each other.
  • Chris Cornell hanged himself in his room at the MGM Grand Detroit hotel in May 2017, following a Soundgarden show at the city's Fox Theatre. He was 52 years old.

CHECK IT OUT: Listen to Chris and Toni Cornell sing "Nothing Compares 2 U":


TONY IOMMI UP FOR BLACK SABBATH REUNION AT COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi says that he agrees with Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne that the band should play the 2022 Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, England -- the city where the group formed in 1968. Iommi told the Birmingham Mail, "I think that it would be a great thing to do to help represent Birmingham. I'm up for it. Let's see what happens."

Ozzy recently told ITV News that he would definitely consider playing the opening ceremony of the Games after his farewell world tour ends. He said: "Yeah, that would be fantastic. With Black Sabbath or on my own."

Sabbath completed its last major tour in February 2017 with two shows in Birmingham, closing out the quartet's groundbreaking 49-year career.

The trek was the band's last because Iommi, who was diagnosed with cancer in 2012 and is currently in remission, can no longer travel for extended amounts of time. But he has said he would not rule out special events or one-off shows.

Story source: Blabbermouth

FAST FACTS:

  • Ozzy recently started his "No More Tours 2" jaunt, which he has said will be his final worldwide trek as a solo artist -- although he insists he's not retiring for good.
  • The 2022 Commonwealth Games is an international multi-sport event for members of the Commonwealth that is scheduled to be held in Birmingham, England. This is due to be the third time England has hosted the Games.
  • The Games are expected to take place between July 27th and August 7th, 2022.

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