Chris Cornell's Children Accept His Posthumous Grammy

Hopefully this will wash away the pain.

February 10, 2019

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After a twenty-four year Grammy drought, Chris Cornell's children, Christopher and Toni, accepted their late father's grammy posthumously for Best Rock Performance with the song “When Bad Does Good.”

His son Christopher, 13, said of this late father, “I never thought we’d be standing here without my dad, and I’m sure he would be proud and honored. He was known for many things. He is a rock icon, the godfather of grunge and the creator of a movement whose contribution to music history made a lasting impact across genres and generations. He was also one of the greatest poets of his time, whose voice, soaring unforgettable vocals, made him the voice of a generation. While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for, to us, is for being the greatest father.”

Following up was his daugher Toni who added, “His voice was his vision and his music was his peace. Thank you so much to the recording academy, Universal Music Group, Ron Laffitte, Brent Smith, Michael Cooper, and thank you to our mom: his love, his muse, and his savior, who continues to carry out our father’s legacy. And a huge thank you to his fans for the loud love and support. This is for you Daddy, and we love you so much.”

Unfortunately this was during the untelevised portion of the award show.