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A-List Stars Keep Their “Promise” to Chris Cornell

George Clooney and Ryan Gosling Support
Mandatory Credit: Photo by Joe Papeo/REX/Shutterstock (8824164a) Chris Cornell Soundgarden performs at Webster Hall, New York, USA - 02 Jun 2014
Photo by Joe Papeo/REX/Shutterstock
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* Hollywood stars support Cornell’s final release, “The Promise”
* Proceeds from song to help world refugee crisis
* Cornell passed away suddenly May 17

Some of Hollywood’s elite are joining together to honor their friend, Chris Cornell, helping the late singer realize his efforts to bring awareness to the world’s refugee crisis.

Cornell, who passed away in May, had written and recorded the title track to the film, The Promise, which came out in April. Though the movie depicted the Armenian Genocide, Cornell saw a wider purpose for the song, saying, “The same methods used in the Armenian genocide were used to carry out crimes against humanity in Bosnia, Darfur, Rwanda and right now in Syria on multiple fronts, contributing to a massive global refugee crisis. We must educate and stand as one to combat this fear and violence, and as citizens of the world, work to protect each other’s human rights.”

In April 2017, Cornell and his family toured refugee camps in Greece and it was there that they decided The Chris and Vicky Cornell Foundation would focus its efforts on child refugees and the issues affecting them including education, health and human trafficking. With that in mind, the Cornell family has officially released the song, “The Promise,” with all proceeds going to help ending the world’s refugee crisis.

A number of Cornell’s friends have spoken up in a new video on behalf of the #KeepThePromise campaign. Christian Bale, Josh Brolin, Cher, George Clooney, Ryan Gosling, Tom Hanks, Oscar Isaac, Elton John, Jennifer Lopez, Serj Tankian and Pharrell Williams have lent their voices and faces to promote the song, and Cornell’s efforts.

Download The Promise on iTunes to support the #KeepThePromise campaign. You can also listen and download the track, below.

Cornell’s advocacy for refugees is a legacy that he leaves behind, along with his over three-decade long career of music. Chris Cornell was 52.

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