On Tuesday night (May 22), Jones included a solo rendition of Soundgarden’s “Black Hole Sun” during her show at Detroit’s Fox Theatre, the same venue where the Seattle rockers played their final show on May 17 before Cornell’s death early the next morning in what the Wayne County Medical Examiner ruled a suicide.
Her hushed, emotional performance was greeted with a standing ovation from the Fox crowd, after which she said, “Everybody needs a little love, right?” before seemingly addressing Cornell as she said, “Thanks for giving us a lot of love. We love you.”
Cornell apparently took his life in a Detroit hotel room at the age of 52. The rocker’s wife and attorney have questioned the suicide ruling and want to see toxicology reports. A funeral service will be held for Cornell on Friday at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery.
Watch Jones’ performance of “Black Hole Sun” below.