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Chris Cornell’s Passionate Performance Of Prince’s ‘Nothing Compares 2 U’

“It’s been so lonely without you here”

Music fans around the world were shocked Thursday to learn of the death of singer-songwriter, Chris Cornell, 52. His body was found in a Detroit, Michigan, hotel room, and although no cause of death has been announced, it’s being investigated as an apparent suicide. Cornell is best known as the lead singer of Soundgarden, a band that combined the crunch of ’70s metal with early ’90s grunge. Later, he would find success with Audioslave, a supergroup featuring former members of Rage Against the Machine.


Cornell’s four-octave vocal range made him one of the most distinct and soulful singers of the past 30 years. He’s ninth on Rolling Stones list of the greatest lead singers of all time. Cornell was best known for his signature howl on Soundgarden hits such as “Black Hole Sun” and “Blow Up the Outside World,” but later in his career he performed stripped-down acoustic covers of songs that showcased his vulnerability. In 2006, he had a surprise hit with a swampy cover of Michael Jackson’s “Billie Jean.”

In the video above, taken in 2015 at the SiriusXM studios, Cornell gives a passionate acoustic performance of Prince’s “Nothing Compares 2 U.” Prince originally wrote the song in the late ’80s for a side project known as the The Family. But in 1990, the song was a worldwide hit for Irish singer Sinead O'Connor.

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If you are totally ready to move on from Donald Trump, you're not alone. According to a report last April from the Wason Center National Survey of 2020 Voters, "President Trump will be the least popular president to run for reelection in the history of polling."

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The former 49er quarterback who inflamed the culture wars by peacefully protesting against social injustice during the national anthem made the announcement on Twitter Tuesday.

Kaepernick is scheduled for a 15-minute on-field workout and an interview that will be recorded and sent to all 32 teams. The Miami Dolphins, Dallas Cowboys, and Detroit Lions are expected to have representatives in attendance.

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"We like our quarterback situation right now," Miami head coach, Brian Flores said. "We're going to do our due diligence."

NFL Insider Steve Wyche believes that the workout is the NFL's response to multiple teams inquiring about the 32-year-old quarterback. A league-wide workout would help to mitigate any potential political backlash that any one team may face for making an overture to the controversial figure.

Kapernick is an unrestricted free agent (UFA) so any team could have reached out to him. But it's believed that the interested teams are considering him for next season.

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Earlier this year, Kaepernick and Carolina Panthers safety Eric Reid reached a financial settlement with the league in a joint collusion complaint. The players alleged that the league conspired to keep them out after they began kneeling during the national anthem in 2016.

Before the 2019 season, Kaepernick posted a video of himself working out on twitter to show he was in great physical condition and ready to play.

Kaepnick took the 49ers to the Super Bowl in 2012 and the NFC Championship game in 2013.

He has the 23rd-highest career passer rating in NFL history, the second-best interception rate, and the ninth-most rushing yards per game of any quarterback ever. In 2016, his career to a sharp dive and he won only of 11 games as a starter.

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