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Chris Cornell and Greta Van Fleet among winners at The Grammy Awards

Toni and Christopher Cornell accept Chris Cornell's Grammy Award © Getty

Chris Cornell won a posthumous Grammy for his song ‘When Bad Does Good’ at the 61st Grammy Awards at The Staples Center in Los Angeles last night (10th February).

‘When Bad Does Good’, which first appeared on the posthumous album ‘Chris Cornell’ last November, triumphed in the Best Rock Performance category ahead of tracks including Greta Van Fleet’s ‘Highway Tune’ and Halestorm’s ‘Uncomfortable’.

Chris Cornell is third consecutive posthumous Best Rock Performance winner following David Bowie (for ‘Blackstar’) and Leonard Cohen (‘You Want It Darker’) in 2017 and 2018 respectively.


The late Soundgarden, Audioslave and Temple of the Dog singer’s children, Toni and Christopher, personally collected the award on stage and Cornell’s widow Vicky was also in attendance at the ceremony.

Christopher Cornell said in an emotional speech: “I never thought we’d be standing here without my dad and I’m sure he would be proud and honoured. He was known for many things – he is a rock icon, the godfather of grunge and the creator of a movement, whose contribution to music history made a lasting impact across genres and generations.

“He was also one of the greatest poets of his time, whose voice, soaring unforgettable vocals, made him the voice of a generation.

“While he touched the hearts of millions, the most important thing he is known for to us, is being the greatest father and our hero.”


Greta Van Fleet attend the Grammy Awards © Getty

Despite losing out in the Best Rock Performance category, Greta Van Fleet won Best Rock Album for their 2017 double EP ‘From The Fires’.

Other albums nominated for Best Rock Album were Alice In Chains’ ‘Rainier Fog’, Fall Out Boy’s ‘M A N I A’, Ghost’s ‘Prequelle’ and Weezer’s Pacific Daydream.

Elsewhere, ‘Electric Messiah’ by High On Fire won the Grammy for Best Metal Performance.

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