Chris Cornell Wins Best Rock Performance | 2019 GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech

  • Published on Feb 12, 2019
  • Watch Toni and Christopher's speech on behalf of their late father, Chris Cornell for Best Rock Performance at the 61st GRAMMY Awards.
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Comments • 304

  • WildSky
    WildSky 6 days ago

    safe To say, Rock is dead.

  • Angel Del Prado
    Angel Del Prado 21 day ago

    First Layne, then Chris, then Vinnie. So much disrespect to these great artists.

  • Mbutta7
    Mbutta7 27 days ago

    Why is Cornell's wife wearing that open back dress......shes so sketchy man. I feel for the kids. They were used and read from a script, and not their heart.

  • Katherine Pietras
    Katherine Pietras Month ago

    Why is the audience empty. Sounded like crickets in there. I'm So confused 😕

  • Annie CbrLicla
    Annie CbrLicla Month ago

    Mi Rey hermoso, Mi todopoderoso 💜💞💟🎶💜💟💗🎤🎸te lo mereces eres el Mejor en el mejor genero el Rock ❤❤mi Chris Cornell ... Te Adoro hasta el Final

  • Amron Aaron
    Amron Aaron Month ago

    So everyone going to pretend he was not Murdered then and continue with THE LIES?

  • knickandchester
    knickandchester Month ago

    Awesome children to give tribute to their father in the midst of their mourning

  • Саид Алим
    Саид Алим Month ago

    It is a great dishonor to a memory of Chris Cornell to read the fu@king speech out of the smartphone and also to break it because of not knowing how to read.

    • AJ Rodriguez
      AJ Rodriguez Month ago

      Stfu your existence is a dishonor to everyone..

  • Nicole
    Nicole Month ago

    Okay but why was Kashmir playing when his kids were walking to the stage?

  • Camila
    Camila Month ago

    Crying :(

  • muddy brazeau
    muddy brazeau Month ago

    Long live chris cornell

  • Dani.
    Dani. Month ago


  • Carlo Rivera
    Carlo Rivera Month ago

    Smart kids

  • JuanCG Hinojosa
    JuanCG Hinojosa Month ago

    Después de q lo asesinaron, le dan este premio ? Los fans no somos tontos...
    Son una basura hipócrita!!

  • Randy Wissler
    Randy Wissler Month ago

    Really?! There are 26 dislikes? Obviously people that don't know a damn thing about true greatness!!!! R.I.P CHRIS!!!

  • Norma Livella
    Norma Livella Month ago

    Love Chris Cornell. Grammys suck.

  • Joshua Hale
    Joshua Hale Month ago

    That shit hurted

  • Laura Malizia
    Laura Malizia Month ago

    Wish his oldest daughter Lilly was there. But everyone grieves in their own way.
    My younger son's dad just lost his son January 20 after being in a coma from a car accident from Friday December 21, 2018. The accident was the other driver's fault. His dad of course is hanging in, as am I but sometimes you never know when or where you'll see or hear something that suddenly sets you off or see differently for example just two days ago I was in the gym and out of the speakers comes Collective Soul's "December".. I half heard it doing my own thing til the end and the end of the song where it says, "... December whispers of tragedy... Don't worry about it... Don't think about it..." I suddenly felt my eyes well up like someone hit me in the stomach..😢💔

  • RevelGirl 1
    RevelGirl 1 Month ago


  • First Name Last Name

    1. Fuck the Grammys
    2. Omg Kashmir

  • Suhplikeyt
    Suhplikeyt Month ago

    Mystic River is an interesting movie & ~~~

  • Adriana S
    Adriana S Month ago +1

    WOW! Super disrespectful... Chris Cornell deserved something F'n beautiful & this wasn't even broadcast? It was really sweet of the children. I just think this should have been a bigger of a deal... 😣 Rest easy Chris Cornell. Miss you ALWAYS. ❤️

  • Maiza Terrado
    Maiza Terrado Month ago

    What if its linkin park next gonna yell

  • Dezane Soubam
    Dezane Soubam Month ago

    Why seats are all empty....

  • Shan Fran
    Shan Fran Month ago

    Recuerdo cuando los grammy's estaban repletos de iconos del rock y con alta audiencia. El rock no muere lo dejan morir.

  • Tray B
    Tray B Month ago +4

    Chris, of all Artists, should've been presented televised. He deserved that.

  • Charles Sykes
    Charles Sykes Month ago

    A hollow victory for a murdered Chris, the children look like the gypsy wife, and his daughter
    from first marriage LIly was not allowed on stage.

  • juan diego tellez monroy

    If there were a reggaeton singer the audience Will be full

  • Jerry Lorosae
    Jerry Lorosae Month ago

    I lived my youth through the 80s & 90s and i remembered watching the Grammys with rock bands onstage but now it's just miserable.

  • Lida Strong
    Lida Strong Month ago

    Wow this just personally pissed me off.

  • Rachel Begley
    Rachel Begley Month ago

    This is sad for the memory of Chris Cornell...Also Lily Cornell should've been up on that stage as well...His widow should've remaimed seated. The Academy didn't do right by him he earned & is owed a primetime spot with all 3 children honoring him- They are his real legacy!!!

  • Kadeem Gomez
    Kadeem Gomez Month ago

    R.I.P Chris Cornell

  • mark vera
    mark vera Month ago

    Grammy's suck

  • Chonglin Xu
    Chonglin Xu Month ago

    Chris Cornell finally won the Grammy Award, while One More Light still failed to receive nominations in 2019 (the award could be bestowed upon Shinoda and Delson).

  • ky8hu
    ky8hu Month ago

    Wow why all the empty seats?

  • amanda TS
    amanda TS Month ago

    1:03 with all respect, it was Kurt Cobain

  • Stephanie Redden
    Stephanie Redden Month ago

    Having lost a brother, less than a yr. ago! I was thrilled to read that he won. My heart and prayers to his family and all who cared about this incredibly talented man.

  • Erin St.
    Erin St. Month ago +2

    Obvious who wrote the speech. None other than his savior

  • JohnnyVGoode
    JohnnyVGoode Month ago

    And on top of everything else, they couldn't at least play them to the stage with one of HIS songs instead of a song by a band from a different decade? Lol such a joke

  • Chris Munoz
    Chris Munoz Month ago

    Eminem was right f tbe grammys. Much love chris c! Sucks being recongnized after death . best of luck to the kid cornells!

    IT’S LEESA ASMR Month ago +2


  • Anibal Babilonia
    Anibal Babilonia Month ago

    There's hardly anyone in that teathre!! Wtf!😱but well deserved for chris cornel, RIP 🙏

  • Izaan ur rehman
    Izaan ur rehman Month ago

    When Grammys can't respect one of the greatest of all time Chris Cornell then they are a big disgrace to music and always will be.This alone was the most deserving award of entire night and still those assholes were sitting like"what the hell happened"

  • Alan March
    Alan March Month ago

    где люди, где люди, ребята, это начало церемонии, самое вкусное показывают по тв, а до этого вручают подобные награды вне главных звезд и прямой трансляции

  • Jason Fagan
    Jason Fagan Month ago

    The Grammys are a Joke. Chris Cornell deserves much more than this.. pshhh

  • Stephanie Walton
    Stephanie Walton Month ago

    My dad is one of the biggest Chris Cornell fans and has loved him since his start.I'm almost positive that my dad would be very disappointed about the fact that one of the artist that started it all his award was presented in front of a bunch of people that probably didn't even listen to or know who he was . It should have been just as appreciated as every other artist that was televised.This is not fair to Chris or his family and I am VERY disappointed. R.I.P Chris Cornell. I'm sorry this happens to you.

  • Kangkan Das
    Kangkan Das Month ago

    Seriously, the award should have been given the by Dave Grohl or Jared Leto or any music icon, not that asshole, 'cause he deserves better

  • Natnael Tsegaw
    Natnael Tsegaw Month ago

    Amazing. God bless

  • Donnie Deaton
    Donnie Deaton 2 months ago

    Death to Rap music kill all the GANGSTERS

  • Derek Chessor
    Derek Chessor 2 months ago

    Chris was and ALWAYS will be a legend and a vocal icon to me ... He destroyed the stereotypical type of bland musical vocals present in that time frame... #loudloveforever

    AUDIO SLAVE 2 months ago +2

    Sad audience and to see those kids be put through that. If it sounds, walks and looks like a duck it's because it's a duck. and Vicky looks looks fake and shady af.

  • D RolyPolyMan
    D RolyPolyMan 2 months ago

    This is actually sad and heartbreaking to see his beautiful two kids up there without their father! I’d like to give them both a hug and tell them it’s going to be
    alright. You can see they miss their Dad very much. Wow! This Hit Me Hard! Too Sad for Words!😭😢😓 RIP

  • Jarrod Rodos Taylor
    Jarrod Rodos Taylor 2 months ago +3

    What a disrespect to a great musician with all those empty seats 👎

  • Christina Greier
    Christina Greier 2 months ago

    This was the pre show ok or wtfever they call it, & it should've been awarded during the main event ffs. He was snubbed for far too long but this feels like he was pushed to the sidelines by them.
    Congrats though for the posthumous award Chris..#loudlove❤

  • The Nonsense Buffer
    The Nonsense Buffer 2 months ago

    I'm surprised Kanye West didn't try to go jack that shit and give it to Beyoncé...

    Chris Cornell Was Born Again Today!

    I was sent pictures of the Chris Cornell reincarnation this morning (You all don’t get any, that would be weird). It’s funny, because I had woke up earlier, saw the dogs in the living room of The Temple Of The Dog (An actually really common occurrence lately, but they usually sleep in dude’s room), and knew his Rebirth was happening.

    The very next album on my random queue: Soundgarden’s Badmotorfinger, the one where I first became a fan of Chris’ music and genius.

    February 16th, 2019, some time around or after midnight, 9 months, 274 days (4 days for fertilization) after May 18th, 2018, the one year anniversary of Chris Cornell’s death. Firstborn of one of the few people in The United States I have ever had a civilized relationship with, and born to an experienced mother who seems to be a beautiful person. Her man seemed happy all the time, even when she was pregnant.

    ♪ Like The Sun We Will Live To Rise
    Like The Sun We Will Live And Die
    And Then Ignite Again ♪

    Chris Cornell Is Born Again!

    Long Live The United States, And God Bless All The Souls Who Chose To Rise Here Again Instead Of Giving Up!

  • bongo fury
    bongo fury 2 months ago

    Alice Cooper was hanging himself back in 1972, so Cornell's folks need to return the Grammy or have it confiscated. Can we now all agree that the Grammys blows sweaty donkey balls....?

  • Mustle Man
    Mustle Man 2 months ago +1

    Brave kids, shine on.

  • Clayton V
    Clayton V 2 months ago

    The Grammys are done. So many empty seats and just one clap for Chris?

  • aristotle
    aristotle 2 months ago

    GRAMMY sucks..

  • Tina tankersley
    Tina tankersley 2 months ago

    Where was all the people?? Did I miss something??

  • Kimberly Holland
    Kimberly Holland 2 months ago +14

    Wow I can't believe this wasn't televised ! The Grammys suck

  • Rachelstorrersings
    Rachelstorrersings 2 months ago

    How sad 😭💔

  • bram duprez
    bram duprez 2 months ago

    see, the open sewersystem IS ces

  • Марио Манов
    Марио Манов 2 months ago


  • Adam Adam
    Adam Adam 2 months ago

    what a shame!!! that why music is alive only the year of 1980 & 1990!!!!

  • Hestia Moon
    Hestia Moon 2 months ago +3

    I’m old enough to remember when they had Hard Rock/Heavy Metal as a category .... and Jethro Tull beat Metallica for the win. Didn’t go over well. The Grammys really don’t know what to do with music other than Pop.

    • Jerry Lorosae
      Jerry Lorosae Month ago

      And #Hestia Moon I remembered in 1998, when they nominated Aerosmith's I don't want to miss a thing & Goo Goo Dolls's Iris into pop category but then nominated the piano sound of Fastball's The way into rock category. Super weird..

    • Jerry Lorosae
      Jerry Lorosae Month ago

      You guys are absolutely right. They kept nominated & voted wrong bands for the win. I'm upset that at this point we never heard big names Guns n Roses, Bon Jovi, Limp Bizkit didnt get recognition from the Grammys. This year another disappointment : Alice in Chains lost to a rock version boyband.

    • Rotten Apple
      Rotten Apple 2 months ago

      Pretty sure that's been established long ago. The Grammy's suck and the one shinning light was them finally giving Chris credit. Other than that its a joke. I mean Greta Van Fleet won Best Rock Album for Christ's sake

  • Angie C
    Angie C 2 months ago +14

    I'm so happy that he won but it p*sses me off that they did this before the show started. RIP Chris your greatly missed. 😭

  • Shaun Pilkington
    Shaun Pilkington 2 months ago

    Why is the place empty ?

  • Doug The Moleman
    Doug The Moleman 2 months ago +3

    God, his kids... I hope they're keeping it together.

  • Marsha Flores
    Marsha Flores 2 months ago

    Are they texting?? And where is the audience?

  • Tracey
    Tracey 2 months ago +2

    They need to put some Respeck ON ROCK! Wtf. People suck

  • Kerry Robertson
    Kerry Robertson 2 months ago +2

    Seriously where is Lily

  • Stannis 'The Mannis' Baratheon

    Rock and Metal have always been disrespected by the Grammys for decades (look at Metallica back in 89). But Hip Hop/Rap keep bitching and moaning about not winning, they need to grow the fuck up. At least they’re getting recognised, this beautiful speech should have been in the main show. RIP Chris Cornell. #FucktheGrammys

  • gerald carlson
    gerald carlson 2 months ago +9

    Man that's crap so that's how you honor rock and a legend passing ughhhhn

    ADS MSU 2 months ago +9

    No audience for REAL music. What a joke!

  • Archie Mcaffer
    Archie Mcaffer 2 months ago +149

    Breaks my heart to see Chris be remembered this way in front of a bunch of seat fillers.

    • Mbutta7
      Mbutta7 27 days ago +1

      Don't. Those wouldn't be the people Chris would want to acknowledge him. In an ironic way, the ones that loved him and his music the most, were also the ones that don't usually leave youtube comments or show up at award ceremonies. The ones that just listen to him and his music.

    • Laura Malizia
      Laura Malizia Month ago

      I feel bad for the kids 💔😢

    • Angela Davis
      Angela Davis Month ago +4

      +Andra Liquori Yes it is Disgusting Evil Black Widow. She's not done Yet. # TRUTH AND JUSTICE FOR CHRIS CORNELL AND CHESTER BENNINGTON.

    • Andra Liquori
      Andra Liquori Month ago +4

      Yes, Vicky filling seats with her stupid, fake applauders. Sickening.

    • Angela Davis
      Angela Davis 2 months ago +6

      Disgraceful Indeed. # Truth and Justice for Chris Cornell.

  • teresa jojola
    teresa jojola 2 months ago +4

    I wish that could have happened on the show. But there dad heard them and that’s all that matters

  • Cynthia Gonzales
    Cynthia Gonzales 2 months ago +6

    Nice but what she doing there the wife?
    Kids did a good job but he was murdered!! Noticed the presentor laughed when they said something about their mother being his muse!!
    Where is the damn audience..

    • KaleidoscopeMystic
      KaleidoscopeMystic Month ago

      LoL! ikr? well, she may have been a fraction of a percentage of his muse . . . but not the MAIN one... not even his 1st wife either... the muse is the Superunknown girl - the one with "virgin eyes and dirty looks" - and songs are still being sung about her today

  • josh c
    josh c 2 months ago +4

    One must portray a life of riches and have back up dancers whilst colaberating with pitbull on songs about money clubs and fame to be considered for the televised portion of this shit show.

  • Jean Streeto
    Jean Streeto 2 months ago +7

    wow....I just can't comprehend!!! How does he not get on the prime time show. No one can measure up to him.!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

    • Scott Denja
      Scott Denja Month ago

      They silenced the voices. Chris you told us in your song no one sings like me anymore and they cant they are not you. Love always. Loud love. I need a remedy 30 seconds to mars

  • Kristofer Ramirez
    Kristofer Ramirez 2 months ago +3

    No clap? Oh yeah, because chris cornell is not an autotune abuser pop singer. Thats why only few people clapped.

  • Bobby
    Bobby 2 months ago

    So they do rock music before the Grammys even start?

  • Matthew Payne
    Matthew Payne 2 months ago +12

    Was this not on the main show??? So disrespectful Recording Academy!

    • Rotten Apple
      Rotten Apple 2 months ago +1

      no. they no longer do the metal and rock categories in the main show. its all rap and pop shit

  • Burt Reynolds
    Burt Reynolds 2 months ago +25

    This is ridiculous. A legendary vocalist gets bumped back to an un televised pre show. Then all the no-talent performers, who will never become legends, show up later and get all the attention. Time to smarten up Grammys. It's about the music, not the image.

    • Mel Thom
      Mel Thom Month ago

      Burt Reynolds unfortunately not to the Grammys.

  • Nictric
    Nictric 2 months ago +5

    I'm 13 almost 14 and his music has had such an impact on me it's kind of sad to remember he's dead

  • Slappy Pumkineater
    Slappy Pumkineater 2 months ago

    Do you think Chris Cornell and Chester Bennington are hanging around together in the afterlife?

    • Darin Laminack
      Darin Laminack 2 months ago +2

      I can't tell if that's a joke in poor taste, or an actual question.

  • Joe Hmingsanga
    Joe Hmingsanga 2 months ago

    empty spaces?? empty seats???

  • Tammy Britton
    Tammy Britton 2 months ago +5

    So disgusting that this was broadcasted on air. The Grammys are supposed to celebrate all genres of music yet rock and heavy metal always get snubbed year after year. That is the one reason why I refuse to watch them now.

  • Solone 3
    Solone 3 2 months ago +3

    Sad to see what happens to the Grammy.., now it has no different with VMA, now its just about the hype...

  • Jesus Salazar
    Jesus Salazar 2 months ago +23

    RIP Chris and Chester

  • Joe Wiedmeier
    Joe Wiedmeier 2 months ago +4

    I don’t mind stealing bread 🍞

  • Bleu Skye
    Bleu Skye 2 months ago +2

    The place is nearly empty

  • 于鑫
    于鑫 2 months ago

    懂中文的朋友,请与我一起唱: “好尴尬,好尴尬,好尴、好尴、好尴尬”

  • marnie
    marnie 2 months ago +4

    Well done cball and Toni!!! Makin your Daddy so proud ❤❤❤

  • Moozaartt
    Moozaartt 2 months ago +1

    Sorry, but can you, girls, say something 'bout your DAD without you phones? (

  • alejandro sapuyes
    alejandro sapuyes 2 months ago

    naaa. arctic monkeys

  • River Talks
    River Talks 2 months ago +25

    Its kinda sad that they are using their phones to read there shit lol this generation man

    • destroy22
      destroy22 Month ago

      First.. they are his kids. maybe they are not necessarily used to public speaking.. and how is it any different than someone that pulls out a piece of paper and reads off of that. This is what's wrong today.. keyboard badasses always looking to find fault with everything.. even when nothings there gtfoh

    • kansasgoldilocks
      kansasgoldilocks Month ago +1

      What's the difference between reading a prepared speech on a phone versus on a piece of paper, like many people have done in the past? I sometimes recite my writing in public, and I use my phone. Save a tree.

    • Brian Crawford
      Brian Crawford Month ago +4

      Probably because they're nervous and wanted to make sure they got out what they wanted to say. They're accepting an award for their dead dad

    • Ceci Gomez
      Ceci Gomez 2 months ago

      River Talks I 'm agree with you 😒

  • sylley syll
    sylley syll 2 months ago +1

    The Grammys sucked this year personally I like everything from the pre telecast

  • Daniel Barbosa
    Daniel Barbosa 2 months ago

    Puta sacanagem o que o Grammy faz com o rock, categoria sem ser a principal, vazio, realmente o rock está respirando por aparelhos!!