Chris Cornell, the musical mastermind behind the grunge band Soundgarden, passed away on May 18, 2017, and he left behind a huge musical legacy. Many artists have honored him since his death, including a great moment at the Grammy Awards with Jared Leto. On Nov. 14, another honor will be bestowed on Cornell by the Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch.
The organization will honor Cornell posthumously with their "Promise Award." Serj Tankian of the alt-metal band System of a Down will present the award in honor of Cornell.
In 2016, Cornell wrote and performed a song called "The Promise" for the movie of the same name. The track played over the end credits of the movie, which was about the final years of the Ottoman Empire and dealt with the topic of the Armenian Genocide. Cornell's wife was Greek and this event tragically affected her family line.
Cornell, who fought hard for refugee advocacy, left behind a legacy of charitable contributions and hard work for human rights. Names like Elton John, Pharrell Williams, Jennifer Lopez and more have vowed to continue the work in his name.
The single for "The Promise" was released on March 10, 2017, marking the final single of Cornell's career before his tragic death two months later.