“His artistry shone in everything he touched. He loved people more than he loved himself. There will never be another Chris Cornell,” former Runaways singer Currie said in a statement.
Darling added: “Immediately, I knew the song I would like us to do, my favorite… ‘Black Hole Sun’! I felt Cherie’s and my voices would work well on his beautiful and haunting melody. I love her and my different sounds and styles that work so well together. What a gift and inspiration, Chris’ talent was truly special.”
Proceeds from the “Black Hole Sun” single — and those from Blue Élan’s upcoming We Are the Highway covers project — will benefit the Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation, which “helps children who are facing homelessness, poverty, abuse and neglect worldwide.”