A new video was shared on the official YouTube page of The Howard Stern Show, featuring the late vocalist of Soundgarden Chris Cornell, who died in 2017, covering Led Zeppelin’s ‘Thank You’ in 2011.
Chris Cornell was found dead by his bodyguard in his hotel room on May 18, 2017, at the age of 52. According to the official report, the cause of death was suicide by hanging which devastated Chris Cornell fans all over the world.
On the show, he was asked why he was covering ‘Thank You’ of all the songs of Led Zeppelin. Here is what he said, transcribed by Metalheadzone:
“It was just, to me, it was kind of uncharacteristic of all the stuff of that album. It sounds like a 60’s pop song to me. The way that they have it arranged. It’s almost like that would have been -with any other band- their biggest hit.
But because it was Led Zeppelin and the album was so unbelievable, and it’s their first album, it almost kind of passed over it.”
‘Thank You’ first appeared on Led Zeppelin’s second album ‘Led Zeppelin II’ in 1969.
You can check this page for the source and watch the full video of Chris Cornell covering ‘Thank You’ below.