Chris Cornell Doc 2/15/19

A new documentary film about the life of Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell is in the works, according to Variety. The film will be produced by Cornell’s widow, Vicky, along with Brad Pitt and Peter Berg’s Film 45 production company. Berg, whose previous films include Deepwater Horizon and Patriots Day will direct the documentary.

Cornell won a posthumous Grammy Award last Sunday night (February 10th) when his song “When Bad Does Good,” one of the last tracks he recorded before his suicide in May 2017, was awarded Best Rock Performance. It was the third Grammy win of Cornell’s career, the other two being with Soundgarden. The track appeared on a box set of Cornell’s music issued late last year.

Cornell began his career with Soundgarden in 1984, performing with the band until they split in 1997. He released three studio LPs with Audioslave and several solo records before Soundgarden reunited in 2010. The band was in the middle of a tour on May 18th, 2017, when Cornell hanged himself in a Detroit hotel room. He was 52.

A benefit concert called “I Am the Highway: A Tribute to Chris Cornell” took place at the Forum in Los Angeles last month. Guest performers included Foo Fighters, Metallica, members of Audioslave and Pearl Jam, Miley Cyrus, Brandi Carlile and others. Pitt and other actors such as Josh Brolin also made appearances.

Story source: Variety