The late Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman’s eldest daughter performed as part of the MoPOP Founders Award ceremony on Tuesday night (December 1). She paid tribute to the event’s honourees with a rendition of ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’.
Joining a number of grunge and alt-rock luminaries for the livestream event, including members of Soundgarden, Lily – whose mother is Alice In Chains’ longtime manager Susan Silver – was accompanied by Queensrÿche’s Chris DeGarmo.
“So very honoured and excited to be a part of this year’s Founders Awards honoring Alice in Chains and benefitting the Museum of Pop Culture,” Lily said in a statement. “These guys are, and always have been, my family, and I feel so lucky to be honouring them alongside so many amazing artists. I’m singing a song that is super meaningful to me.”
Watch Lily’s cover of ‘Black Gives Way to Blue’ at the 1:43:30 mark below:
In October, Lily’s half-sister Toni, Cornell’s youngest daughter, launched a new initiative in order to tackle the stigma surrounding addiction.
The goal of ‘Stop the Stigma: Tackling the Stigma of Addiction Through Education’ is to raise awareness of substance abuse disorder by educating children about prevention through a new program.
Meanwhile, Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard has paid tribute to his friend and former collaborator Chris Cornell.
In a recent interview, Gossard discussed the former Audioslave and Soundgarden frontman, who died by suicide aged 52 in 2017. “He elevated himself in a way that everyone dreams about,” he said of his friend.