CHRIS CORNELL Pays Tribute To MICHAEL JACKSON At Sweden's PEACE & LOVE Festival
Fan-filmed video footage of former SOUNDGARDEN/AUDIOSLAVE singer Chris Cornell performing a cover version of MICHAEL JACKSON's "Billie Jean" on June 27, 2009 at the Peace & Love festival in Borlänge, Sweden can be viewed below.
Cornell, who recorded a cover of "Billie Jean" on his 2007 solo album, "Carry On", stated the following about Michael Jackson's passing: "I was on my way from Poland to Berlin following a show. At 1:00 a.m. I got the news and was immediately saddened. I remembered being 6 years old and seeing the JACKSON 5 on our black-and-white TV. His brothers were cool but he had a halo around him. Superstar at 12. What promise. He had magic! It was by chance that I recorded and rearranged his song 'Billie Jean' and have been amazed at the response it gets when I perform it every night. He was amazingly talented and largely misunderstood. I hope that the media will be kind and celebrate the genius instead of cashing in on the tabloid angles that made him a prisoner. I think he deserves that."
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