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Chris Cornell surprises with moving rendition of 'I Will Always Love You'

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Artists from all around the music world have been paying tribute to the late Whitney Houston. The six-time Grammy winner was honored by friends and family today at a private funeral service in Newark, N.J., with emotional performances by Stevie Wonder, Alicia Keys and R. Kelly.

But perhaps one of the most interesting musical tributes so far was by Chris Cornell, former Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman.

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At an Obama 2012 rally in San Francisco on Thursday night, Cornell armed with just an acoustic guitar and a mic, belted out Houston's signature tune "I Will Always Love You." Watch below:

 

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Feb 23, 2012 1:43AM
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Beautiful cover, I love you Chris! You have one of the greatest voices in rock!
Feb 22, 2012 7:45PM
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I enjoyed hearing this version of I will always love you. I enjoyed hearing Dolly Parton sing it. I loved Whitney Houston singing it. I enjoy when anyone sings this song with truth and heart.

Bless Him

Feb 22, 2012 1:31PM
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I finally like this song.  Not a country fan, so while the song was beautifully written - I wasn't a fan of the Dolly original (thou Best XXX TX movie was hilarious).  Not much into pop either so although Whitney's voice was amazing and better than Dolly's, I didn't like her version either. This version is much more my style!  Well done for bridging the gap, Chris!
Feb 21, 2012 5:34PM
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@ common sense- He wasn't at a funeral! Get your facts straight before bad mouthing others!!!
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