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Norah Jones performs stirring Black Hole Sun cover at Detroit show

Norah Jones performed a solo piano cover of Soundgarden’s Black Hole Sun as a tribute to the band’s late singer Chris Cornell during a show in Detroit, Michigan on Tuesday night (23May17).
Jones was performing at the Fox Theatre, where Cornell played his final show before taking his life last week (17May17) at the age of 52.
Heart’s Ann Wilson also played the Soundgarden tune as a tribute to Cornell during an appearance on U.S. TV show Jimmy Kimmel Live! and Ryan Adams offered up his own rendition during a performance in New Zealand.
Meanwhile, Metallica star James Hetfield has become the latest of Cornell’s peers to publicly honour the singer.
The heavy metal rocker tells Boston radio station WAAF that his friend’s death made him want to hug his nearest and dearest, adding, “It makes you realise that there is a darkness that anyone and everyone can find and feel that they’re trapped in.
“It is difficult when you’re in that space to even fathom that there’s someone there that can help you or has been through that before. Sometimes you’re at such a loss.”
Hetfield urged fans to “check in with each other – let each other know how you’re doing,” before revealing he has been in a dark place since the sudden death of Motorhead star Lemmy in December, 2015.
“There’s a lot of sad stories recently, especially in the grunge world losing a lot of people,” he says. “And for us, Lemmy and all of the things that have been happening in the last couple of years, it just makes us feel even more grateful to be out here doing what we’re doing.”
Cornell’s death has been ruled a “suicide by hanging”, but the singer’s family have questioned the coroner’s findings. They say Cornell may have taken a higher dosage of anti-anxiety drug Ativan than prescribed, which could have affected his actions.
The toxicology report from the Wayne County Medical Examiner’s Office has yet to be released.
The rocker’s remains have already been cremated and his ashes will be buried at a private ceremony at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery in Los Angeles on Friday (26May17).

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