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Chris Cornell Co-Writes Song With Fan

posted Apr 10, 2009, 11:02 AM by Vu Nguyen
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Texan fan, Rory de la Rosa, lost his six-year-old daughter Ainslee to cancer last year.  Shortly afterwards, Rory was diagnosed with the same illness. Rory wrote a letter to Chris Cornell about how much his music impacted his life and of the bond it helped create for him and his daughter. In this letter was a poem.

Chris was touched by the story and wrote back - eventually resulting in a unique creative collaboration.  Moved by the words, Chris suggested they turn the poem into a song. “It was a pleasure to put it to music and an honor,” Cornell says. 


Cornell has been playing the song live on his US tour. Starting today, fans can download “I Promise It’s Not Goodbye” for free at   In return, Chris hopes you will make a donation in memory of Ainslee and help ease the financial burden of cancer. All cash raised will go direct to Rory’s family to help pay medical bills.


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