Stryker Speaks To The Children Of Chris Cornell In A Backstage GRAMMYS Interview

February 12, 2019
Chris Cornell performing live on stage at the Royal Albert Hall in London

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By Reanna Hilario

At this year’s 61st GRAMMY Awards, Chris Cornell won Best Rock Performance for When Bad Does Good. In a backstage GRAMMYs interview, Stryker chats with Christopher and Toni Cornell about what it felt like to have their father win.

It was a somber evening at the GRAMMYs as the Cornell family remembered the late Chris Cornell. Toni and Christopher were composed in their answers as they reminisced the making of this project. Cornell’s daughter said, “he was always working. He was always doing what he loved the most.” She went on to say that this project was his passion. She expressed that it was so rewarding for her family to win this award, but most of us can all agree that we wish he was here to receive it.

Both children were nervous to go up and accept the award on their father’s behalf, but it was “mostly just happiness for my dad and our family,” Christopher said.  

Chris Cornell was not only a great musician, but he was an even better person. Toni said that her father was always there, even when he was away on tour. She wholeheartedly described him as the type of father that made sure his children were okay, no matter where he was.

Stryker said that Cornell’s death has affected all of us differently, but “[Cornell’s> voice will live on.”