Chris Cornell streams cover of Prince's Nothing Compares 2 U

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Chris Cornell has released a cover of Prince’s track Nothing Compares 2 U.

The Soundgarden frontman has been playing the track on his acoustic tour dates and has today made the cover available to stream after Prince’s death at the age of 57 was confirmed yesterday.

Cornell, who was one of the first to pay tribute, says: “Prince’s music is the soundtrack to the soulful and beautiful universe he created, and we have all been privileged to be part of that amazing world.

“I performed his song Nothing Compares 2 U for the first time a couple months ago. It has a timeless relevance for me and practically everyone I know.

“Sadly, now his own lyrics in this song could not be more relevant than at this moment, and I sing them now in reverence as I pay tribute to this unequaled artist who has given all of our lives so much inspiration and made the world so much more interesting.”

Cornell released solo album Higher Truth last year.

Chris Cornell remaining 2016 tour dates

Apr 22: Paris Trianon, France
Apr 27: Manchester Bridgewater Hall, UK
Apr 29: Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, UK
Apr 30: Bristol Colston Hall, UK
May 02: Birmingham Symphony Hall, UK
May 03: London Royal Albert Hall, UK
May 06: Tel Aviv Mann Auditorium, Israel
May 07: Caesarea Roman Amphitheatre, Israel
Jun 16: Clearwater Ruth Eckerd Hall, FL
Jun 17: Jacksonville Florida Theatre, FL
Jun 19: North Charleston Performing Arts Center, SC
Jun 20: Charlotte Blumenthal PAC, NC
Jun 22: Richmond Carpenter Theatre, VA
Jun 23: Baltimore Hippodrome, MD
Jun 25: Port Chester Capitol Theatre, NY
Jun 26: Waterbury Palace Theater, CT
Jun 28: Worcester Hanover Theatre For The Perfoming Arts, MA
Jun 29: Englewood Bergen Performing Arts Center, NJ
Jul 01: Albany The palace Theatre, NY
Jul 02: Grand rapids Devos Performance Hall, MI
Jul 03: Highland Park Ravinia Festival, IL
Jul 05: Madison Overture Hall, WI
Jul 06: Louisville Palace, KY
Jul 08: Cincinnati Taft Theatre, OH
Jul 09: Indianapolis Old National Centre, IN
Jul 11: Peoria Civic Center, IL
Jul 12: Davenport Adler Theatre, IA
Jul 14: Sious City Orpheum Theatre, IA
Jul 17: Eugene Hult Center For The Performing Arts, OR
Jul 18: Yakima Capitol Theatre, WA
Jul 20: Spokane Martin Woldson Theater, WA
Jul 21: Victoria Royal Theatre, BC
Jul 23: Edmonton Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, AB
Jul 24: Calgary Jack Singer Concert Hall, AB
Jul 26: Regina Conexus Arts Center, SK
Jul 27: Winnipeg Centennial Concert Hall, MB

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