"I don't claim to have known Chris that well, but I can say with a feeling of certainty that @vickycornell is absolutely right. Chris was in love w her & with the kids. He'd never traumatize them. Benzos (Ativan Valium Xanax etc) are very addictive & dangerous "medications" that can cause agitation following a temporary reduction in anxiety. And their misuse can happen quite by accident. Dr. Andrew Weil & Dr. Reef Karim understand these meds where so many prescribers & users do not. When there's a mislabeled suicide you so often hear from friends & family that they find it impossible to believe. In this case it's simply impossible. Chris was not one of those people whose success was strictly professional, leaving him personally "unsuccessful" in the areas of decency , relationships & personal peace. Sometimes it appears dreams come true in the lives of those who are incapable of feeling the resulting joy...Great lives are often wasted in the hands to whom those lives are placed. I speak just from observation & instinct, but Chris was one to make the most, not the least, of everything in his life & the lives he touched"
PLEASE READ ERIC'S HEARTFELT MEMORY OF CHRIS IN THIS BEAUTIFUL ARTICLE ON VARIETY:
TradioV / Los Angeles : Eric Roberts and Jackie Lombard talking about Keaton Simons and Adam Vadel
Here's Keaton playing along Chris Cornell a marvelous cover of NOTHING COMPARES 2 U
LIVE ALBUM NOWHERE TO HIDE
The album features new and adored songs from the Los Angeles native and was performed by Keaton Simons (guitars, vocals), Paul Allen (drums, vocals), and Darwin Johnson (bass, vocals). It was produced by Simons, as well as co-produced and mixed by Ross Hogarth, engineered by Brian Reeves and Dan Viafore, and assisted by Jeff Stone. The album was mastered by Gavin Lurssen and Reuben Cohen for Lurssen Mastering.