Listen: Chris Cornell’s previously unreleased cover of Guns N’ Roses’ ‘Patience’ has been unearthed

To commemorate what would have been his 56th birthday

Today would have been Chris Cornell’s 56th birthday, and to mark the occasion, his family has shared a previously unreleased cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience.”

“His birthday seemed the perfect time to share this and celebrate Chris, his voice, music, stories and art,” Cornell’s family wrote on Facebook. “It is true a man is not dead while his name is still spoken…and, through his art, an artist’s soul still burns just as bright as ever upon all those that look up to him and his memory. Releasing music that was special to Chris keeps a part of him here with us – his heart and his soul. His love and his legacy.”

Listen to Cornell’s cover of Guns N’ Roses’ “Patience” below.