ABC/Randy HolmesChris Cornell‘s widow Vicky is sharing her love for Miley Cyrus and Maroon 5‘s Adam Levine, who both performed at last month’s tribute concert in honor of the late Soundgarden frontman.
Speaking to US Weekly, Vicky called Cyrus’ rendition of the Temple of the Dog song “Say Hello 2 Heaven” “unbelievable.”
“Everyone gave such great performances but there were a few performances that touched me, moved me and I was [like], ‘Wow.’ An unexpected wow,” Vicky says. “I mean, Miley Cyrus, she’s an amazing singer and performer, but wow.”
Levine, meanwhile, performed Chris’ solo song “Seasons,” which was originally released in 1992 on the soundtrack of the movie Singles.
“‘Seasons’ is my son’s favorite song. I thought Adam Levine killed it,” Vicky says. “He did an amazing job, I think he put his heart and soul into it and he felt it and you could feel all that love coming out.”
Vicky also praised recent Grammy-winner Brandi Carlile, who performed Temple of the Dog’s “Hunger Strike” and Audioslave‘s “Like a Stone” during the tribute concert. She also sang the show closer, Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun.”
“Brandi Carlile made me cry during rehearsals for ‘Black Hole Sun,'” Vicky says.
Chris posthumously won the Best Rock Performance award at Sunday’s Grammy Awards for “When Bad Does Good.” His two children with Vicky, Toni and Christopher, accepted the award on their father’s behalf.
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