During at the ‘I Am The Highway’ Chris Cornell tribute show, Cornell’s eldest daughter Lily [Cornell Silver] gave an emotional speech about her late father.
“My dad and I often talked about music and our mutual passion for it, and the ways in which it can heal and release our wounds. The most influential advice he gave me was that his success did not come from a desire for [success], it was more from a passion and an absolute love for what he did.
He reminded me often it was an added benefit, but that can never be the driving factor. My dad had a beautiful gift but the most important part of it was that he loved what he did, and he did it because he loved it.
I carry this with me not only in music but in everything I do, as have the amazing musicians that you see tonight. They have been there for me since the day I was born, and I’m so honored to be here with them tonight.”
Pearl Jam guitarist Stone Gossard introduced Lily with this speech:
“Now the most important thing I’d like to do is introduce you to his eldest child. The daughter of Susan Silver, our compatriot in music and art and community from the very beginning, whose vision and perseverance helped create the music scene in Seattle that went on to change the world. Thank you Susan.
[Lily’s] humanity and sensitivity has been self evident from the time I met her as a baby through all her 18 years. And like her father, she’s a singer and an artist an intellectual, and has wisdom beyond her years. Ladies and gentlemen, Id like to introduce Lily Cornell Silver.“
Click here to source of the statement. (Alternative Nation)